Artist Spotlight

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The St. Louis Public Library's Artist Spotlight highlights the work of professional local artists who are making an impact on the St. Louis community.

Selected artists and their work will be featured online for two months, by invitation only.

Featured Artist: Marina Peng

Marina Peng

Marina Peng is a visual artist and arts organizer based in St. Louis. In her art practice, she examines her position as a second-generation American in the Midwest. Through sculpture, installation, and photography, she explores themes of isolation, intergenerational trauma, and labor.

Peng received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at spaces including 50/50, ACRE Projects, The Kranzberg, The Luminary, Flood Plain, and Granite City Art and Design District.

She has attended residencies at ACRE, Caldera Arts, Elsewhere, OTIS College of Art & Design, and Paul Artspace. Previous awards include a Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, a Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant, and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship.

In addition to her practice, she is a co-organizer of PSA:, a citywide public art initiative that presents monumental text installations by St. Louis artists, writers, and poets.

Instagram: @marina.peng



Archived Artists

Nov.-Dec. 2020: Cbabi Bayoc

Jan.-Feb. 2021: Tiff Sutton

March-April 2021: Samantha Hunerlach

May-June 2021: Janie Stamm

July-August 2021: Stan Chisholm



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