Curated by Renee Petropoulos
Marya Alford received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2003 and an MFA from USC in 2005. She has exhibited in the Los Angeles area for several years and has screened her films internationally. Most recently, she collaborated with composer and musician Ron McBain to complete a large work in progress, Franny and Zooey for Piano Duet, and performed half of the work (“Franny”) at the Women’s 20th Century Club in Eagle Rock, CA. Working in a variety of media that includes film, photography, sculpture, works on paper, and sound, her work evokes a sense of romanticism, longing, and loss. Her research-driven work spans several subjects, from historical to the literary.
Renee Petropoulos holds a fine arts degree from UCLA and lives and works in Venice, California. Petropoulos is a painter whose work has become increasingly three-dimensional, reflecting an interest in decorative forms and images of different cultures. Heavily influenced by street art, her works often involve several layers of painted imagery. Her public art commissions include a large painted ceiling at the downtown Los Angeles Public Library, a series of sculptures in Culver City, and a collaborative project for the Municipal Services Building in downtown Philadelphia.