"Marina Renee-Cemmick is a multi-disciplinary artist making, drawings, painting, sculpture and performance with the body as the central focus. (b.1994) grew up in Dorset, moving to Glasgow to study Painting at Glasgow school of Art (2018). During this time she was awarded an exchange program to Kyoto Seika University, Japan where she discovered Butoh and took workshops at the Kazuo Ohno Dance studio. She reconnected with Heron during their performance in Kyoto. Supported by her dance experience, she has collaborated with theatre companies and dancers in live performances, combining puppetry, movement and drawing. In 2018 she received Aon Community Arts Award and was shortlisted for Most Promising Artist. She won the Royal Scottish Academy’s John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, followed by her solo show ‘Underlying Structures’ at The New Glasgow Society. She has had illustration commissions for books, albums and theatre companies and since joining street art collective WOM, has been commissioned large scale Murals in London and Dorset. She graduated from a scholarship at The Royal Drawing School in 2021, and was selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and Royal Society of Portrait Sculptors. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has taught workshops and classes at The RDS, with RIG Arts and Drawing Life Scotland.”
New book project
The above sketches are from a yet to be published Mystical Birds book for children and adults only.
As part of a future MMB Productions project, Marina Renee-Cemmick was asked to visualise four 'Mystical Birds' who were about to launch into a series of adventures. Their first adventure discovers where they came from and what surprises they are capable of. These images have been adopted by Magdalena and the Mystical Birds - and some of their stories will be published early next year.