Marie Strauss

1981 born in Germany
lives and works in Berlin.

Studied fine arts at the University of Arts Berlin under Lothar Baumgarten. Numerous grants and awards include: DAAD postgraduate scholarship for Mexico City, Secretaria de Relaciones exteriores research grant (SRE) México, Edith Maryon Foundation project scholarship, Sculpture Space NY working visit. Exhibition Funding Goethe Institut Mexico, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Work stays in Larvik / Norway, Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Utica / NY, Sète. Exhibitions in Berlin, Cologne, Mexico City, Tijuana, Puebla, Utica NY.
Project Summary (summary):
My goal for the time in Peccia is to create a stone scene that attracts people's interest. I intend to complete up to three sculptures (1.60 – 2.00 meters tall) made of marble. The sculptures should build a connection to the human body, inviting them to linger, to touch, to slumber, to dream or simply to be. It should be a place that makes us physically aware that we are part of a larger whole. I would like to invite you, with the rock and its security, to feel the bond to itself, to the rock and to the earth.