Marina Reiter was born in Moscow, Russia and she currently resides in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Moscow State University, where she studied fine arts, art history and literature. In the US Marina studied art at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Torpedo Factory Art School. Her art is in private and public collections.
During her childhood and teens, Marina’s family moved around a lot, from Moscow, Russia to New York, to Beijing, China. The world was a giant kaleidoscope of color, new impressions, and at the same time sadness from leaving the people she loved, feeling disconnected with friends and her own family.
Marina's art is about connecting and relationships. The colorful creatures that she paints are reaching out to connect with kindred spirits. Sometimes these connections are happy, sometimes quite odd, but that's what makes life beautiful. Marina's creatures are hopeless romantics, they keep searching and reaching out, and keep trying to make the connection anyway.