Visual artist MARIANNE BARCELLONA grew up in Dallas, earned her B.A. in Studio Art from Oberlin College, then moved to New York City, where had managed a successful career as an editorial photographer, traveling the globe on assignment for major magazines, corporations, cultural institutions and humanitarian organizations. In the late 1990’s temporarily set aside her photography to focus on painting, and earned a 3-year Certificate in Painting from The New York Studio School. Since then she has been awarded fellowships at ten internationally-renowned artist residencies, and her work has been included in over 80 exhibitions. Barcellona’s extensive travels and photographic experiences provide the raw inspiration for her paintings. Currently she lives in Manhattan and maintains her studio in Long Island City.