Mara Korkola

Mara Korkola was born in Marathon, Ontario, Canada. She holds an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a BFA from Wichita State University (Kansas) and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto). She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Painting as Paradox at Artists Space in New York, Synthetic Psychosis at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, High Roads and Low Roads at the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University, 60 Painters, a survey of Toronto painters and most recently Auto-Motive: World from the Windshield, at Oakville Galleries. Korkola is held in corporate and private collections, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Korkola’s work has been described as “… heart-stoppingly exquisite and fresh (NOW); “… all elegance and melancholy, like Patsy Cline’s voice distilled in oils” (Eye Magazine); “…that established her reputation as a painter with great eyes” (Akimblog).

Korkola is represented by ELLEPHANT, Montreal; Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto; Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton.