By Marcia Soderman
Marcia Soderman is a painter working in acrylic and watercolor. Her work is a symbolic outcry against cultural injustice and destruction of the earth. Her large abstractions of natural elements—fire, light, water—serve as visual metaphors for these concerns. In 2015 she began the “Falling Water” series that portrays waterfalls as a symbol of healing as it cleanses and aerates the air, renewing much-needed potable groundwater that is in short supply. She was trained as both a painter and art historian, having earned an MFA in painting and drawing, as well as an MA and PhD in nineteenth-twentieth century art history from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She’s been a professional artist for over 25 years in numerous solo and group exhibitions, taught art and art history in Twin Cities colleges for many years, and is currently a Mentor for the Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota. Her work has been published in a number of print publications, including Studio Visit, International Contemporary Artists, and Twin Cities TOSCA magazine.