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Before calling Richmond home, I spent seven years living and working at Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of North Carolina. There, I became obsessed with making shoes, quilts, and other weird stuff out of fabric and paper. My time at Penland also fostered and developed my love for fine woodworking and marquetry. Guided by Anni Albers’ notion that any material is worth making art with, I am interested in using unpretentious materials in new ways to subvert what is known or expected.

 

I am currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. I earned a Bachelor of Art and Design from the College of Design at North Carolina State University in 2008. 

 

marie.fornaro[at]gmail.com

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