Violet Twists and Shifts, 2012
Acrylic and twine on folded canvas
35 x 30 x 8 cm

Malina Busch, a London based artist, is a recent graduate of the MFA programme at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where she was awarded the Henry Tonks Prize for achievement in drawing.
She also received a BA in Fine Art with High Honours from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, in addition to a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois.  In 2008, she was given an Artist’s Grant to attend the residency program at the Vermont Studio Centre.  Her artwork has been exhibited in the US, the UK, and Europe, at places such as: The Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Jerwood Space, London; Hush Gallery, Istanbul; Institute Franco-Americain, Rennes, France; and the Peninsula Fine Arts Centre, Virginia.

Malina’s work is heavily influenced by her surroundings and temporal sensations—things which can only be momentarily glimpsed or experienced. She uses the process of making as a way of building a physical form to these traces left behind by time — a place where materials are used to reconsider and reinvent specific memories. For Malina each artwork is considered a small piece of a memory. Each painted mark or folded crease suggests an action which has already occurred, and its memory lingering through those traces it has left behind. The artwork becomes a responsive surface—acting as both an echo of the past and a springboard for experience.

For more info visit: www.malinabusch.com

or contact: malinabusch@yahoo.com