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I was born in the suburbs of Chicago, and later (after going to Bard College for two years and Kansas City Art Institute for one year), received my BFA (in painting) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Later I received an MS (in Museum Leadership) from Bank Street College in NYC. I have been fortunate to live in cities with great art collections, and to work in art education at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Guggenheim Museum, and Storm King Art Center. Living in Nashville since 1990, I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching art to children (and more currently, to adults).
In Nashville, I have had one person exhibits of my art work at The Parthenon, the airport, and numerous other venues, as well as juried and invitational exhibits throughout the states. I have had half a dozen exhibits of my art at the meeting place at Meher Center, during the 40 years I have been visiting that sacred space. I also write poetry and in 2017 Sheriar Press published a book of my art and poetry titled “Listening to the Bones.” I update my web site frequently, with new art available and classes offered: marlafaith.com. Each work I do is unique, original, and personal. Art has been my spiritual path, my healing journey, and my way of being a conduit for more beauty to enter the world.