Marion Wassenaar – Biography

Marion Wassenaar, already having a background in commercial printing, gained an MFA with distinction in 2013 from the Dunedin School of Art, with which she is now affiliated. In her own words, she “specialises in print practices with a research interest that focuses on the collision between humans and their environment, either through social justice or ecological concerns.” She elaborates, ”I lecture in the Print Studio (Print Laboratory) at the Dunedin School of Art, and curate the Otago Polytechnic Art Collection.” Associated with a number of art practices – print, installation and photography – she is particularly known for her work with carbonised objects. In 2018, she was awarded the Estuary Art and Ecology Prize for her repurposed and carbonised book work “Unplugged”.

References

https://marionwassenaar.com/about-me/

https://www.times.co.nz/art-entertainment/wassenaars-unplugged-wins-estuary-prize/

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