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Ian Marshall is a Kent, Ohio-based oil painter and photographer. His works and style are architecturally driven - structural elements and geometric aspects are the foundations for his compositions. Photographs of architectural elements and structures are documented extensively and then transformed into works of art. Ian has received numerous awards throughout Northeast Ohio such as acceptance into the GAR Foundation in Akron along with Best of Show at Art in the Park in Kent. Ian has also shown work at 78th Street Studios in Cleveland. Ian graduated with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art within a concentration of Painting from Kent State University in 2017.

“I view my oil paintings as abstracted blueprints for architectural segments occurring in my hometown and abroad. My compositions are derived from my heavy photographic observations of industrial aspects including interesting lineage elements, fantastic gradients found in the reflective quality of metal, and hard-edged shapes to weigh down compositions in a balancing manner. I utilize imposed color to augment the basic and generic nature of industrial surfaces and textures. I piece together my compositions similarly to a puzzle; each work is composed of multiple photographs that have been fragmented to fit into one another. My goal throughout these paintings and photographs is to create beauty from generic aspects of architecture and structures – my personal form of architectural abstraction.”

Professional Work

 Director of Photography, Romatac Media, Columbus, Ohio 2023 romatac.com

 Volunteer Photographer, Portage Park District, Kent, Ohio 2020-present

 Art Vendor at local fairs and events in Ohio, 2018-present

 Gallery Artist

Education                

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting     

Kent State University 2017

Exhibitions

• Group Exhibition: Popped! Art Space, Ravenna, Ohio 2023

• Group Exhibition: Transform and Fly, FJ Kluth Gallery, Kent, Ohio 2023

• Group Exhibition: Celestial Phenomenon, FJ Kluth Gallery, Kent, Ohio 2023

• Solo Exhibition: Ascension, North Water Brewing Co, Kent, Ohio 2023

• Group Exhibition: Interiors of the Mind, Dream Spaces, FJ Kluth Gallery, Kent, Ohio 2023

• Guest Speaker: Ian Marshall - Giving Artistic Purpose to the Forgotten, Jividen Studio, Kent, Ohio 2022

• Solo Exhibition: Enigmatic Interiors, Gallery 202, 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio 2021

• Solo Exhibition: Art in Transit, Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, Akron, Ohio 2021

• Group Exhibition: Third Friday Art Walk 2021, Gallery 202, 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio

• Solo Exhibition: Glide, Standing Rock Gallery, Kent, Ohio 2020

• Group Exhibition: Third Friday Art Walk 2019 & 2020, Ramp Arts, 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio

• Virtual Exhibition: Inter/net/ Connections, Project Three Gallery, Akron, Ohio 2019

• Group Exhibition: Standing Rock Gallery Show, Kent, Ohio 2018

• Group Exhibition: Portage Park District, KSU School of Art Downtown Gallery, Kent, Ohio 2017

• Group Exhibition: Painting IV Show, Kent, Ohio 2017

• Solo Exhibition: Senior Thesis: Virtua Physica, KSU School of Art Peyto Gallery, Kent, Ohio 2017

• Group Exhibition: GAR Foundation Student Annual Show, Akron, Ohio 2016

• Group Exhibition: Blossom 2016 Show, Kent, Ohio

• Group Exhibition: Painting IV Show, Gallery 425, Kent, Ohio 2016

• Group Exhibition: #ArtCollege, Kent, Ohio 2016

• Solo Exhibition: No Man’s Land, Marshall Arts Studios, College Towers, Kent, Ohio 2016

• Group Exhibition: Hostelity III, Chelsea International Hostel, Manhattan, New York City 2016

• Two-Person Exhibition: Hostelity II, Chelsea International Hostel, Manhattan, New York City 2016

• Two-Person Exhibition: Hostelity, Chelsea International Hostel, Manhattan, New York City 2015

• Group Exhibition: GAR Foundation Student Annual Show, Akron, Ohio 2015

• Group Exhibition: Invented Spaces, RO3 Gallery, Akron, Ohio 2015

• Group Exhibition: Foundations Exhibition, KSU School of Art Gallery, Kent, Ohio 2015

Art Fairs/Events

• Multicultural Holiday Festival, Kent, Ohio 2023

• Sunbeau Valley Craft Show, Ravenna, Ohio 2023

• Art in the Park, Kent, Ohio 2023

Kent Fest, Kent, Ohio 2023

Art on Main, Ravenna, Ohio 2023

• Art & Wine Fest, Kent, Ohio 2023

• Zephyr Pub Art Mart, Kent, Ohio 2023

• Zephyr Pub Holiday Art Mart, Kent, Ohio 2022

• Skater Creator Holiday Art Mart, North Water Brewing, Kent, Ohio 2022

• American Legion Holiday Festival, Kent, Ohio 2022

• Sunbeau Valley Craft Show, Ravenna, Ohio 2022

• Art in the Park, Kent, Ohio 2022

• Art on Main, Ravenna, Ohio 2022

• Zephyr Pub Holiday Art Mart, Kent, Ohio 2021

• Art in the Park, Kent, Ohio 2021

• Art in the Park, Kent, Ohio 2019

• Art & Wine Fest, Kent, Ohio 2019

• Art in the Park, Kent, Ohio 2018

 

Awards/Recognition

• Art in the Park 2023 Best of Show, Kent, Ohio

• Hometown Bank Calendar Photo Contest Winner 2023, Kent, Ohio

• Artrepreneur Competition Winner: Geometric Abstraction, 2022

• Art in the Park 2022 Honorable Mention, Kent, Ohio

• Featured Artist for Art in the Park, August 2022, Kent, Ohio

• Northeast Ohio Photo Club Guest Photographer Speaker, July 2022, Kent, Ohio

• Hometown Bank Calendar Photo Contest Winner, 2021 & 2022, Kent, Ohio

• Artist of the Month June 2020, Standing Rock Gallery, Kent, Ohio

• Artrepreneur Competition Winner: Crossing the Line, 1st Place, 2020

• Art in the Park 2018 Best of Show, Kent, Ohio

• GAR Foundation Student Annual prize, Akron, Ohio 2016

• GAR Foundation Student Annual prize, Akron, Ohio 2015

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Ian Marshall

From Kent, OH

Lives & works in Kent, OH

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