I grew up moving all over the California bay area. I moved to Oakland to attend the California College of the Arts and Crafts, where I received my BFA in 2002 and my MFA in 2008. I live and work in Berkeley, CA.

I am interested in building a fictional narrative with connections to history as well as to the present. It's like I'm illustrating a novel that doesn't exist. If it did, it would probably be a lot like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, or Turn of the Screw- novels which function as social commentary as well as haunting epics of supernatural romanticism.

I am represented by Rena Bransten Projects in San Francisco.

Drop me a line at marciwashington@gmail.com

:: Solo Exhibitions ::

Volta with Rena Bransten Projects, March 2015, New York, NY
Sleeping Spell Rena Bransten, January 2014, San Francisco, CA
Marci Washington: New Work Leeds College of Art, November 2011, Leeds, Yorkshire UK
For Forever I'll be Here Rena Bransten, April 2011, San Francisco, CA
Dark Mirror Rena Bransten, April 2009, San Francisco, CA

:: Selected Group Exhibitions ::

Encounters Gallery Momo, July 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Reigning Cats and Dogs Rena Bransten Projects, November 2014, San Francisco, CA
The Blood is the Life Everhart Museum, February 2013, Scranton, PA
Tear it Out Issues, February 2013, Oakland, CA
Wildness Between Lines Leeds College of Art, January 2013, Leeds, Yorkshire UK
The Bridge Rena Bransten Gallery, April 2012, San Francisco, CA
Momentum LeBasse Projects: Chinatown, April 2011, Los Angeles, CA
Bitches Brew Park Life, January 2011, San Francisco, CA
Secret Drawings Palo Alto Art Center, June 2010, Palo Alto, CA
Space Odyssey Southern Exposure, May 2010, San Francisco, CA
Decline and Fall Rena Bransten, July 2009, San Francisco, CA
Pop Noir Southern Exposure, June 2009, San Francisco, CA
Trace Elements San Francisco Arts Commission, May 2009, San Francisco, CA
We = Trouble Secret Project Robot, September 2008, Brooklyn, NY
Cream- From the Top Arts Benicia, July 2008, Benicia, CA
Dreamscapes Rena Bransten, May 2008, San Francisco, CA
Au Revoir Auf Wiedersehen Motel, December 2007, Portland, OR
Immediate Future San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, September 2007, San Francisco, CA
In the Shadow of This Fading Light, We Waited Giant Robot, May 2007, San Francisco, CA
Us and Them Virginia Commonwealth University, January 2007, Richmond, VA
American Mythology II Oliver Arts Center, November 2006, Oakland, CA
Under the Crooked Bough...-Receiver, February 2006, San Francisco, CA
Four Squared Motel, December 2005, Portland, OR
Ghosts Gather at Night The Rhys Gallery, September 2005, Boston, MA
Friendless Outsiders Unknown, August 2005, Salt Lake City, UT
Hounds Tooth and Herring Bone Here, June 2004, Bristol, UK

:: Awards and Residencies ::
AS220 Artist in Residence June 2013, Providence, RI
Six Talents Foundation Fellowship Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 2010
Yaddo January 2009, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cadogan Fellowship San Francisco Foundation, 2007
Berman Fellowship Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 2007
Graduate Scholarship CCA 2006-7
Marion Brobeck Scholarship CCAC 1999-2002

:: Bibliography ::
Art Net 10 Contemporary Artists to Watch, March 2015
Juxtapoz Magazine Influences, November 2013
Propeller Quarterly Feature by Shea'la Finch, May 2010
Aorta Magazine Interview with Melanie Maddison, May 2010
Juxtapoz Magazine Interview with Kristin Farr, April 2010
New American Painting Book #85, Curated by Dominic Molon, 2009
Dark Arts Compiled by Juxtapoz Magazine, 2009
Artslant Review of Dark Mirror by Petra Royale Bibeau, April 2009
Shotgun Review Review of Dark Mirror by Brady Welch, April 2009
New American Painting Book #73, Curated by Alma Ruiz, 2007
Fecal Face Interview with John Trippe, December 2007
SF Weekly Review of Under the Crooked Bow by Sharon Mizota, February 2006