Press/Media Room

September 2105–

Last year, Vicki Amorose wrote an article on how artist use twitter for Professional Artists magazine, and included me + the mage featured one of my paintings as a full-page, and now I found out that the article won a design award– first place for best feature design in the trade/technical category for the Florida Magazine Association. Read about it here.

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two page spread from one year ago, in Professional Artist magazine with one full-page reproduction of painting by Marie Kazalia
two page spread from one year ago, in Professional Artist magazine with one full-page reproduction of painting by Marie Kazalia

August 2015-   Marie Kazalia’s painting featured in “Pattern Play” is a new exhibition of original art on digital display at Culver City’s premier design destination, Helms Bakery District. Curated by art advisors Katherine Henning and Jessica McQueen, “Pattern Play” features a selection of works by emerging artists from around the world who are part of the Saatchi Art community. Including painting, collage, and printmaking, the show highlights patterns and motifs that connect the worlds of art and design. Currently on view in Los Angeles through August 15th. Here is a link to the show page:

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June 2015 –Marie Kazalia included in Jessica McQueen Mid-Century Living Collection

On behalf of chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, I’m very pleased to let you know that your work has been chosen to be featured in the Mid-Century Living Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here:

April 2015 — Marie Kazalia featured artist on ArtistsUncovered site–and–

Marie Kazalia features in Art talk ‘Ten Questions’

Marie Kazalia’s painting printed as full page in American Artist Magazine

Here’s a small version of the magazine two page spread with my painting titledwithafterbetween reproduced as a full-page. Here is the link to where the issue is on sale…
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Marie Kazalia has one painting featured in this collection of art curated by Rebecca Wilson @SaatchiArt

* Hyperallergic published my painting Repressed Memory Wallpaper

Marie Kazalia Painting featured on Get Your Art On FAD #59

* Marie Kazalia has 5 painting in Continuum 2014 exhibition–

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Marie Kazalia’a Art Selected for the Story of the Creative Exhibition, See Gallery, NYC


Art Librarian at Georgetown University, Anna Simon, used a painting by Marie Kazalia in her article On Collecting Art

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You can view the April issue of ARTiculAction ART Review via this link ->

Here is the direct link to Marie Kazalia’s feature article ->


Thanks to Curator Michael Jacobson for posting several of my paintings on his The New Post-Literate: Gallery of Asemic Art today, for my birthday.

Dec 30th 2009 A Gallery of Asemic Writing posted 12 of my art images for viewing


NYC artist Michael Krazowitz shared the news of my Peripheral Arteries interview on his blog The Daily Krazowitz


Marie Kazalia’s interview in 4 page spread in the February issue of Peripheral ARTeries art magazine–

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The new issue of Peripheral ARTeries has been published and it will be available on several websites:

1) ISSUU ->

2) The old Peripheral Arteries website that will be soon renewed – >

During this week Peripheral Arteries February issue is available on many other web site, such as Rhizome, Neme and others.


Success! Marie Kazalia’s International Artsia Sale (article)


Thursday December 27th, 2012 Special Today! Guest Blogger Lindsey Davis, an arts blogger in New York, also working as editor for Artsia.

“Artworks online and the stories behind them” by Lindsey Davis–article features the painting *Rainbox X* by Marie Kazalia


To view Catalog:

To view exhibition:

The Question of Ex-istence

Exhibit Reception

Saturday, November 6, 2010

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Hotel Des Arts : San Francisco

447 Bush Street

Featured Artists

Candace Loheed : San Francisco

Jane Elliot : San Francisco

Marie Kazalia : USA

Craig Britton : San Francisco Bay Area

Benjamin L.M : Australia

Alex Segal : San Francisco

Claudie Bastide : France

Sona Mirzaei : Los Angeles

Dean Gustafson : San Francisco

Orangeland 5 : Global

Arthur Pusher’: North Beach, San Francisco

Reserve Collection

Robert Kipniss

Leonor Fini


Nov 26 2010:

Hi Marie,

Your feature has been published! Please take a moment to share the link on any social media platforms you may be using such as Xfacebook, Xtwitter, Xtumblr, Xblogs, stumbleupon, reddit, boing, digg, etc. Thank you!  🙂

I also wanted to let you know that the e commerce store for Art of Day is up and running. Let me know if you have any interest in placing your work for sale within the Art of Day shopping cart.  If interested I can discuss in further detail.

I’ve included embed code below that you can simply drop onto any web page, blog, fan page, or social networking profile where you want to display the featured artist graphic.  The “Featured Artist of the Day” graphic links directly to your article on Art of Day.

<a title=”marie kazalia” href=”” target=”_blank”><img style=”border: 0pt none;” src=”” border=”0″ alt=”” align=”left” /></a>

Please Note: The featured artist graphic is 157 pixels wide x 67 pixels tall.

Also, consider linking back to your article via your website or blog to help strengthen the page rank for your article.  That will help increase the traffic going to the article and in turn to your website.  Consider adding links going to the article using keywords like “poured paint“, “layered painting“, or “abstract painting“, or whatever you want to help target potential visitors to your article.


Catalog PDF download, for exhibition S.C.R.E.A.M.iNC exhibition Ex-istence, featuring Marie Kazalia:

Immersion%20Invitation%20and%20Catalog.pdf Immersion%20Invitation%20and%20Catalog.pdf
6 MB  View Download

or via link:


In The Space Between Two Processes: Terri Lloyd interviews Marie Kazalia on S.L.A.M.


Mentions on Kellyann Gilson-Lyman’s website and blog:

Abstract Art blog feature, Marie Kazalia:


Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm Location: Hotel des Arts Street: 447 Bush Street City/Town: San Francisco, CA, USA and every First Thursday of the month:

Spring is here and the creative heat is rising at the Hotel des Arts. Join us for art gazing and friend finding at the First Thursday in June with a line-up of 111 works of art from 5 countries. Internationally recognized as one of the leading art hotels in the world today, we pride ourselves on being creative collaborators with emerging artists everywhere. Some painted rooms are imaginative installations and others, edgy graffiti inspired works of art. And now, the public passageways feature artwork comparable to any gallery featuring emerging art in Union Square. Many of the rooms that featured newly emerging talent just a few years ago, are now recognizable names, with the next contenders lining up and hanging in the halls. The most successful and actively contributing artists, at our now monthly exhibits, will be given top priority for merchandising and room projects.

Featured artists include: Kellyann Gilson-Lyman, Connie Noyes, Warner Williams, Penelope Moore, Aaron Memmott, Laura Makinen, Craig Britton, Marie Kazalia, Larisa Colantonio,  Claudie Bastide, Denisse Ogata Benjamin L.M. Judith Basler, Whitney Vosburgh, Ernesto Evengelista, Bob Beardsley, Sona Mirzaei, Arthur Pusher’

The Hotel des Arts is now curated by S.C.R.E.A.M. iNC, There is space for a few more artists and creative community co-curators. Please direct inquiries to


–article: Meet Painter Marie Kazalia, article link:


–Marie gets a mention as “emerging artist” in this article:


Exhibition news:

I have 500 art postcards in this historic happening in New York, and at MoMA Wales reexhibition…


A Book About Death, a project I launched in March, opened on September 10, 2009 at The Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, 537 Broadway, NYC, NY 10012.

We had more than 1000 people attend the exhibition opening night, with a 500-person line waiting an hour to get in; a live web cast showed the happenings in the gallery to a worldwide audience of about 2000 from Beijing to Boston. Why the interest? Because the exhibition and the 500 or so works that comprise A Book About Death is free. It’s the only exhibition that you can take with you… for free. Some of the well known artists who participated: Yoko Ono, Eric Andersen, Caterina Verde, Peter Schuyff, Sol Kjøl, Geoffrey Hendricks and 480 others. Visitors collect the cards from the boxes on the floor and walk out with the entire exhibition.

All information along with the downloadable Press Release and the posters (also free for download) is on the blog/site:

I encourage you all to either go to the exhibition, collect the book or send a proxy. Already several museums have made collections; artists and curators will re-exhibit the show in other countries and use t he blog and site as a support structure.

The exhibition is open Tues – Sat 1 pm – 7 pm. It closes at the end of the day Tuesday 9/22.

Please don’t let this opportunity to collect an historic work of art… free. Please copy and paste this e mail to a friend who might be interested in this work. The edition is limited to 500, so there are not many around. Installation shots are on the blog and the FaceBook site.

E mail Matthew Rose with questions:

The Book About Death to be re-exhibited at:

MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura
Avenida Europa, 218 – Jardim Europa
CEP 01449 000 – São Paulo – Brasil

b-loud: Meet painter Marie Kazalia

// November 3rd, 2009 // 5 Comments // b-loud

The artist under the spotlight this week, is US-based painter Marie Kazalia.

Marie was recently honored to have a small artwork in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art part of the Book About Death, an exhibition at theEmily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City. Pretty impressive if you ask us!

A poet of some renown in the San Francisco bay area in the nineties, her art combines the subtle flavours of her travels and experiences, which is evidenced in terms of gesture, form, colour combinations and layers. Marie has two sides to her personality, a yin and a yang: she’s both introspective (her current phase), searching, reading, seeing, studying, trying to learn how to do new things…and then she has her wild side that she left (mostly) in San Francisco. Oh and of course there was that lost year in India. Really she only meant to do a short trip to Tokyo and somehow she ended up wandering off and well perhaps we can delve into that another time.

Marie consistently creates a complex ground on canvas or panel, by using overloaded acrylic image transfers from found images or collage, over which she layers transparent and semi-opaque acrylic. She then finishes her compositions by using oil and alkyd paint. At the end of the process of layering acrylics and images the canvas is left with what she calls a visual texture.

Marie’s Splash series of paintings began when the rainwater on a tree in her garden soaked a bark and dripped into a vessel she had placed there accidentally.

Marie explains: “After the rain stopped, I discovered the vessel contained the light ‘tea stain’ and understood from my study of natural dyes how to make use of it. I collected the tannin water and returned to my studio to pour the liquid onto a paper support surface, over and over; as the water of each poured layer evaporated I collected and poured more, building layers. Then I began to paint the tannin “tea-stained” areas with watercolor paint, acrylic paint glazes, finally adding details with markers. That was how I came to create the first of the Splash series of paintings. My father was quite ill and then passed away shortly after I painted this first Splash.’

When I did return to the Splash painting two years later, it was as a quite different me; I was unable to recreate my approach. I worked from real tea stain make from store-bought tea bags, and as my forms for my Splash paintings expanded and developed I began to use other art materials, such and acrylic mediums and alkyds, and pour my mixes directly onto stretched canvases. I feel many of my color choices are influenced by advertisements –American, Japanese, Chinese–influences from my travel and expat years in Asia.”


….my artist feature appeared on the b-uncut gallery blog–w/pics.

Here is the direct link to the article:

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