Mario Manuel Marzán
Mario Marzan is an artist whose work includes drawing, painting, installation and sculpture. He grew up in Puerto Rico and now lives in North Carolina where he is an Associate Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work is about the constantly shifting, changing and evolving negotiation of landscapes in relation to individual identities and histories. Using scale models to relate to the characteristics of sculpture and architecture, his work addresses the spontaneous phenomena and transient moments that occur in nature as a way to talk about culture and assimilation. His investigations are symbolic of place and space and use cartographic languages as modes of representation. Mario Marzan teaches all level drawing courses as well as an immersive summer seminar on the intersections of art and nature.