Mar graduated with her MFA in studio art from Florida State University in 2016. She previously worked as a copy editor, graphic designer and photographer/photojournalist for over six years. In addition, she also worked as a concert photographer, photographing major musical artists and the traveling festival culture.
Since completing her MFA, Mar has been working as an artist while teaching. Residencies include Nes Artist Residency – Skagastrond, Iceland, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT and Elsewhere Studios – Paonia, CO. Most recently, Mar completed a 6-month residency as a Regional Emerging Artist at Artspace in Raleigh, NC.
Mar’s work has shown in galleries and other venues across the United States and Canada since 2007. She was awarded second place at the 2015 4th Annual Photography competition in Jackson Hole, WY and acted as exhibition judge for the 5th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition in Fletcher, NC. Mar has gallery representation in Des Moines, Iowa with the Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design.
Professionally, her photographs have been featured in over 15 different publications including weekly and daily newspapers as well as on four covers of a nationally distributed magazine. In 2017, her work was published internationally in “Iceview,” an Icelandic artist publication.
Mar is also the proud founder and curator for an emerging, online-only fine art gallery featuring women and minority artists from around the world – also gallery.