marin abell

Elsewhere bound

July, 2013

Nomadic Soup Kitchen

April, 2013

Sculpture Space auction

September 28, 2013

RELEVANT2013 Exhibition & Auction

Friday August 2 - Sunday September 1, 2013

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    I was invited to present on behalf of the University of Alabama Huntsville at a national 

    award ceremony, “Inspiring Peace and Humanity in Art and Science.” The UNESCO

    award was presented to Ulrich Pakker for his public sculpture Breaking Earth’s Bond.

I have been invited to live and work with twelve other artists and scientists at ZK/U in Berlin. The ZK/U sees itself as a laboratory for inter- and transdisciplinary activities centered on the phenomenon of the “the city”. ZK/U promotes international exchange on global issues, in the light of what is happening in one’s own backyard. It was initiated by the artist collective and non-profit organization KUNSTrePUBPLIK e.V.. I have proposed to explore the question, “What is a ladder that can only be climbed by being destroyed?”

One of my photographs is available through the Kimball Art Center’s RELEVANT2013 exhibition and auction. In 2010 I participated in this unique program in Park City, Utah that gives college art majors an opportunity to develop a project with an artist-mentor for an exhibition at the Kimball Art Center. I love this program.

I have been invited to participate in a residency this summer at Elsewhere in Greensboro, North Carolina; and I’m excited at what unforeseen work will emerge of the experience. Elsewhere is a living museum using the massive collection of its former thrift store to build futures from old things. They generate collaborative creativity in their downtown neighborhood and across the globe. This experience is unique in that Elsewhere doesn’t accept proposals - they want work to emerge organically out of site exploration, play and collaboration.

I have been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). The VCCA is located near Sweet Briar College in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Virginia, and will be the perfect setting for my fence project. I’m really excited by this opportunity because I’ll be one amongst 25 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers. For more information visit

A collaboration with James Madison University sculpture students and my University of Alabama Huntsville sculpture students at Lowe Mill Arts in Huntsville, Alabama.

I received a 1.5K UAH Humanities Center Grant to bring artist Duane McDiarmid to campus to give a series of lectures entitled Directions in Sculpture covering feminist and pedestrian perspectives; and McDiarmid is doing a performance in our community as well! Please come!

Thank you to journalist Pat Ammons and photographer Robin Conn of the Huntsville Times for exploring Tarp Lake at Lowe Mill Arts, and for writing such a fun article.

My frozen pond piece is featured in this POP Paradigms exhibit review in the Red Hook Star-Review. Thank you so much to curators Natalia Zubko and Aimee Burg; and to writer Abigail Savitch-Lew for exploring the exhibit.

One of my photographs is available through the Sculpture Space CHAIRity 2013 auction. The CHAIRity auctions are always a fun celebration in support of this wonderful residency program.