Artist Biography  [3]

Artist Biography

The Public Narratives of Multiples: A Language of Transcendence

Marynes Avila is an Argentinean born, Melbourne based, multidisciplinary artist who creates work that specifically responds to site and community by implementing the use of multiples as “data connectors” in the public realm.

Marynes’ work emerges from a tension between the organic and the mass produced, always coming back to the idea of multiples as an analogy of people and the human condition.

Redefining the object and its symbolism, Marynes utilizes repetition to establish powerful and poetic narratives by elevating natural, manmade or found objects into art. The artist draws upon multiplicity as an allegory of human cognition and psychological processes, to encourage critical thinking and reflective engagement.

Working at the intersection of art and science, Marynes’ practice is informed by Biology, Neuroscience, Depth Psychology and Carl Jung's concept of the Collective Unconscious.

Avila’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Education - Teaching Degree specializing in Creative Dance from UAI University, Buenos Aires, Argentina where she obtained a Scholarship for Academic Excellence & Professional Practice; a Diploma of Arts -Visual Arts from Chisholm Institute, Frankston where she was awarded the Monyx Best Overall Portfolio Award and a Masters of Arts – Art in Public Space with High Distinction from RMIT University.

The artist has been the recipient of numerous art awards and has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and overseas. Avila has held 15 solo shows, participated in over 52 group exhibitions, completed 32 public art commissions, and has been selected to undertake numerous national and international artist’s residencies.

Avila is an experience educator and a Masters of Art external examiner at RMIT University Public Art Unit who undertakes international research on the concept of ‘The Public Narrative of Multiples: A Language of Transcendence’. The research consists of the cross- cultural investigation of the complexities of multiplicity as a way of communication and human interaction.  

Avila’s work is included in public, corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas and has been featured in numerous publications.


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