My paintings are nature-based abstractions, composed through harmonious movement, material improvisation and layers of translucent color. The paintings bare resemblance to elements in nature while simultaneously departing from literal representations. Each painting seeks a level of reservation as well as an embrace of the unforeseeable.


My relationship with painting is very physical. In my process I manipulate the surface of each piece, granting it a sculptural quality. I move around the painting, positioning myself to direct paint flow from specific angles. The process lends itself to the build up of layers, capturing traces of time and movement. The practice is both seductive and uncertain. Fluid media is sensitive to its environment; a deep breath, a slight shift of focus, a sound in the distance all impact the process  causing the marks to sway from their pre-determined path.


Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbus State Univeristy in 2016.


Selected Exhibitions (2019-2020)

Spalding Nix Fine Art | Atlanta, GA

New Paintings, solo exhibition | Miller Gallery, Charleston, SC (forthcoming)

Land Water Sky, group exhibition | Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO 

New Paintings, three person exhibition | Exhibit by Aberson, Tulsa, OK

Two, group exhibition | Miller Gallery, Charleston, SC 

Selections, group exhibition | Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC

Works on Paper, three person exhibition | Miller Gallery, Charleston,SC 

Ditto, group exhibition, Carriage Barn Arts Center |  New Canaan, CT 

Affordable Art Fair, Miller Gallery | New York, NY Studio Artist Exhibition,

Redux Art Center | Charleston, SC