Marina Moevs


Born 1955

Marina Moevs is an American painter born in Boston.  She received a B.A. in 1977 from Mount Holyoke College.  After studies and residency in Paris, she returned to the United States to complete her M.F.A. at Brooklyn College in 1985.  Moevs’s breathtaking oil paintings present the often awe-inspiring beauty of powerful natural events, such as floods, fires and storms.  Seductively serene, they resonate with psychologically volatile meanings and metaphors, not only personally for the artist, but as collective archetypes that speak for humanity as a whole.  Indeed, just as psychoanalytic discourse equates the unconscious with nature itself (from which the idea of “human nature” evolved), Moevs’s paintings employ natural imagery to express the autonomy and subjectivity of human moods.  Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows on both the East and West coasts.