Marina Reiter was born in Moscow, Russia surrounded by art books and national museums on classical realism and impressionism. Under the shadow of her uncle Nikolay Solomin, one of Russia’s most celebrated living painters, and Sr. Nikolay Solomin apprentice to the founders of Russian historical realism: Valentin Serov, Ilya Repin and Vasily Surikov. At a very early age Marina turned from her realist heritage to find her liberty and voice as an abstract painter.
“My work is primarily influenced by my studies of culture, language and calligraphy in Beijing, China during the early 90’s and two major art movements: Fauvism in the early 20th century and the Washington Color School movement that started in 1950’s. Working with color, symbolic abstract shapes and line point me to something familiar and to an almost recognizable language like music. The harmonies and juxtapositions weave themselves through me forming a large symphony of a painters abstract voice.”