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resin and mixed media, 39 x 4 x 2
resin and mixed media, 34” x 7.25” x .5”
resin, 37 x 4 x 4
hand cast resin, sorghem board, ink drawings, 5 x 68 x 1.5
String of Pearls Barcode
Living on the Edge Barcode
hand cast resin, lichen, ink drawings, sedum, 10 x 42 x 1.5
About the artist...
Marcia Stuermer is a San Francisco multi-media artist who uses translucent, hand-cast resin in combination with unexpected materials and processes to capture moments in time and create thought-provoking visual dialogues. Central to her work are the elements of surprise, wonder, and unforeseen beauty along with the desire to convert the commonplace to the sublime in her works that often have subtexts of environmental and social commentary. In addition to her studio practice, she’s the founder and creative force behind Stuermer Studios, which offers architects and interior designers functional architectural details in resin for both interior and exterior applications.
Driven by an obsession for sustainability and a knack for alchemy, Stuermer often repurposes resin remnants from her company’s production of large-scale projects with other unexpected elements and custom resin castings to craft her intricate work. For example, informed and inspired by the duality of nature + technology, she riffs on the ubiquitous graphic of our contemporary, consumer-based world in her ‘barcode’ series via compositional strata of sheer and textural resins.
Stuermer uses her fascination with the natural, technological, chemical, and biological worlds to unveil underpinnings that she feels have a particular relevance to our contemporary milieu and many of her works are interspersed with detailed ink drawings that imbue undercurrents of commentary on contemporary situations and issues.
Originally from Ohio, Marcia attended Cooper School of Art and the Cleveland Art Institute, before getting her BFA degrees in sculpture and drawing from the Kansas City Art Institute. She has an extensive exhibition record and is in numerous private art collections as well as the public collections such as the Sacramento International Airport, Capitol One, Visa Corporation and Rabobank.