Artist Biography & Statement
Marie Wohlfahrt’s dimensional work is inspired by Science & Coastal Life. In her studio, based in Pennsylvania, the French artist tells stories by exploring geometry, repetition & symbiosis between seashells, biology, science in general, and Art. With a background in chemical engineering, she has demonstrated a deep knowledge of Color theory, new materials, liquid coatings, 3D printing, color design. She is also regularly involved in the latest Fashion & Interior Color Trends through various well-known organization, in Manhattan & Europe.
What she enjoys the most is applying what she learns in the industry into her art, playing with pigments, special effects, experimenting with different mediums.
Brittany, on the western coast of France, is the place where she gathers most of her materials. Other places she has visited to replenish her various collections include Sweden, Great Britain, Israel, Morocco, Brazil, the Caribbean….
Her paintings are part of private collections in France, the United States & Canada.
Board Member & Art Curator for Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts
Signature member of the Oil Painter of America
15% FAV April 2016; June 2016; September 2016 – BoldBrush Competition
2015/2016 – Cold wax workshop with Lisa Boardwine, Linda Benton McCloskey
2014/2015 – Oil workshop with Christiane David
2004/2007 – Evening courses, Drawing & Composition – Art School, France
2005-today – Trend/Color Designer for Grosfillex USA. Engineer in coatings/industrial paints formulation & processes. Laboratory Manager / expertise in Product Testing & Color analysis.
2004 – Master’s degree in Design & Engineering – France
2000-2003 – Chemical Engineering Degree (France), with a Major in Materials & Color Design. Received with High Honors.
1998-2000 – Preparatory classes in Chemistry & Physics.
1998 –general baccalaureate in Science with High Honors.
1980 – Born in France.