About Marina Korenfeld
Marina was born in Odessa, Ukraine, to a musician father and a dramatist mother. Their home was visited by artists, musicians, actors and poets, creating an atmosphere that prepared her for a life in the arts. At Odessa's Theater and Art College, she majored in puppetry.
Ten days after graduating in 1992, Marina’s family immigrated to the U.S., where she was soon accepted into the School of Visual Arts, earning B. A. in Fine Arts.
Together with her husband Eli, who is also an artist, she created "IDEA" – an aesthetic Center for children where she teaches painting, drawing and art history. Together they also organized “IDEA” art and theater camp and annual trips to Europe as a special cultural enrichment program.
In 1999 Marina joins the Art Students League of New York, where she studies printmaking. Since then she received a Merit Scholarship, won The Red Dot award two times (in 2014 and 2019), participated in the AAF in 2014. In 2019 Marina was invited and accepted to SAGA – Society of American Graphic Artists.
Marina lives on Staten Island with her husband Eli (he is a sculptor and a printmaker) and their two sons Leo and Roman.
The theme of self-introspection is crucial to my art, since I believe that only by delving into the enigmas of the self can an individual truly engage with the world and bring about change in a profound, meaningful way.
Though I consider myself primarily a Symbolist, my art draws on a wide variety of mythologies, worldviews, religions, and literary traditions, both ancient and modern, ranging from Buddhism to Russian folklore.