About Marina Burana 

Marina Burana was born in Argentina, and received her BFA at Taipei National University of Arts in Taiwan where she currently works and resides. With dual residency in Argentina and Taiwan, Burana has displayed her works in group exhibitions in both countries, as well as in Mérida, México and Los Angeles, USA. Her work has been published in several publications including a variety of magazines, journals, and a poetry book cover. In her paintings, Burana manipulates the texture of oils across surfaces, toying with thickness and depth. Recently she focused on creating strong, full colors from earthy pigments, and recently started experimenting with new natural materials, such as tree bark. Along with nature, she incorporates her poetry and memories into her pieces. Using these elements, Burana weaves a narrative that is deeply personal and rooted in movement and the intricacies of natural world. 


New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – All Media: “Configured Personas” 

Artist Personal Website: www.marinaburana.com 

Email: marinaburana@gmail.com


Artist Statement 

My work often centers around poetry and memory. Taking inspiration from poems that have a profound impact on me and from intimate memories, I try to weave a personal visual literacy reinvented and rearranged by rich and full colors and by a constant search of a narrative derived from movement. I also delve into the intricacies of the natural world around me, especially plants and flowers,which often appear in everything I paint and have taken a protagonist role these past months. 

I work in oils mostly, occasionally in acrylics, and I am exploring how to make cloth/paper out of the bark of the Paper Mulberry tree and use it as a surface to paint on with natural pigments. This isa very long and beautiful process. When it comes to oils, I love the texture and playing with thick and thin paint on the canvas, and the kind of depth that can be achieved with them. I am also learning how 


Exhibitions 

2019 “Walk Toucheng”, Have a Seat, August 13th – August 25th. Taipei, Taiwan. 

2019 September Art Walk, Menduiña Schneider Art Gallery, September. L.A., California, USA.  

2019 August Art Walk, Menduiña Schneider Art Gallery, August. L.A., California, USA.  

2019 Fourth International Salon of painting, Menduiña Schneider Art Gallery, July (Third Prize). L.A., California, USA.  

2018 “Argentinian Tango Week”, MAJI 集食行樂, December 11th-December 18th. Taipei, TAIWAN.  

2018 “Rhapsody on a Windy Night”, SLY art space, November 3rd – November 25th. Taipei, Taiwan. 

2018 Graduation Exhibition, Taipei National University of the Arts, May 12th – June 30th, Taipei, Taiwan.  

2018 “African Tales”, NOW space, April 10th – April 22nd. Taipei, Taiwan.  

2018 “Tender is the Night”, Elsewhere Bistro, July 3rd – August 8th. . Taipei, Taiwan.  

2017 “Narratives: Painting’s encounter with Literature”, Taipei National University of the Arts, October 28th– November 3rd.Taipei, Taiwan 

2016 Students of 3rd year of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, October. Taipei, Taiwan.  

2016 First International Salon of painting, Menduiña Schneider Art Gallery, July. Los Angeles, California, USA.  

2016 Art for Non Violence, Cirque Art Gallery, May 20th Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.  

2015 Art for Non Violence, Hellada Art Center, November 1st – 15th. Los Angeles, California. USA. 

2015  Art for Non Violence, Pop Secret Gallery, May, Los Angeles, USA. 

2015  Punto Diablos Project, June-August Juming Museum, TAIWAN.  

2014 “For women’s right and against gender violence”, Buenos Aires. November-December. ARGENTINA.2014 “For women’s right and against gender violence”, Guildhall, Lauceston, Cornwall. August-September. ENGLAND. 

2014 “For women’s right and against gender violence”, San Valentino Torio (Salerno) Palazzo Formosa and Castello Doria,June-July, ITALY. 

2014 “For women’s right and against gender violence” in Viedma, Rio Negro, Argentina, May. 


Achievements 

2019 APÉRO Art Catalogue, August Issue. California, USA. 

2014 Design of the cover of the book of poetry ”I said love” by the Dominican poet Cristino Alberto. 

2014 The painting “Sharing roots” and the drawing “Mundo Pi” were featured in Indiana University Northwest’s magazine Spirits in September 2014. USA. 

2014 The painting “Memory of a Flower” was published in the magazine ESTO NO ES UNA REVISTA, issue 31. BuenosAires, Argentina.  

2014 The painting “The Lost Unicorn” was featured in Similar Peaks journal. January. USA. 

2014 The drawing “the Goddess of Tillage” was featured in the magazine ESTO NO ES UNA REVISTA. January. BuenosAires, Argentina.  

2014 The Studio Project II. LINEA, How artists think (The Art Students League of New York’s magazine). January. New York,USA.  

2014 The painting “Sharing roots” was featured in the printed issue of Straylight Literary Arts Magazine. Winsconsin, USA.2014The artworks “Tango”, “Too Late for Milonga”, “Lonely Night”, “Milonga for everyone” and “Tango Night” were featured in the issue of Drafthorse journal. Harrogate, Tennessee, USA. 

2013 The oil painting ”The Lost Unicorn” was featured in The Brooklyn Voice for the August issue. USA. 

2013 The oil painting ”The Lost Unicorn” was featured in Pretzelmouse Magazine for the August issue. USA.