Marina Raike

Artist member since 2018
Almonte, Ontario

Marina has a BFA from OCADU, where she was awarded the Forsythe Scholarship. She has exhibited across Canada, the United States and internationally. Her work has appeared in the TV series ‘Suits’, British Vogue, The Huffington Post, as well as noteworthy collections in North America and overseas. Marina enjoys giving artist’s talks and has spoken at Ryerson University and The Canadian Society for Art of the Imagination. She was a founding member of The Ten Collective, a group of painters who work and exhibit in Eastern Ontario. Marina is represented by Sivarulrasa Gallery.

Marina's current body of work incorporates found objects and minerals sourced from geological formations in Ontario, Québec and Labrador. Her mixed media works reference prehistoric cave art and incorporate cultural artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Inside the Studio


Favourite artist(s) right now

Wanda Koop! I relate strongly to the way she invokes a nostalgia for nature. I also like the Ottawa based artist Peter Colbert for his ability to convey the essential forms of abstracted landscapes.

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

Besides my own work, I have pieces by Jeff Bierk, Bhat Boy, and Jennifer Ryder-Jones. Some of these I got by swapping artworks.

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

When a person looks at a piece of art they love, they're moved. There's a flow of energy in them that literally lifts them up emotionally and spiritually. Who couldn't use more of that?

What do you listen to when you work?

Atmospheric techno, downtempo chillhop, some of which I compose myself..

In a previous life I was (a) ...

tiny portion of a supernova. (actually I suppose that would be a previous death.) In life, we are all the stuff of stars.

When did you start making art, and why?

Of course mostly all children draw, but I recall being praised for a particular long shot of some tigers that I painted in grade one. I've been drawing and painting ever since. It fulfills a deep need in me to create.

Select Past Exhibitions

Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto
Our World, The Wonder and the Worry


Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
The Ten Collective


Still Life 2021-22


Sculpture 2021


60 Mill, Almonte
A.D. Redux


Twist Gallery, Toronto
Water and Earth


Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
The Ten Collective


University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Works on Loan


Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
The Ten Collective


Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Ottawa
Works on Loan


AIM Gallery,Mississippi Mills


Sivarilrasa Gallery, Almonte ON


Forsythe Scholarship


Ripley's Believe It or Not
Best of 2011 Hardcover


Vogue UK

The Huffington Post



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