Marcella Volini (BFA ’12 Maryland Institute College of Art) is a Chicago native currently living and working in Baltimore. As the youngest of twelve children, Marcella has been collecting and reflecting on this unique perspective for as long as she can remember. Marcella is the namesake of her late grandmother, Marcella Ringwald Volini, a prolific turn of the century painter.
Marcella has participated in numerous curated and juried exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She has also had the privilege of taking part in numerous artist residency programs in the United States and abroad. Marcella is an artist well-versed in the in processes of hand paper-making and textile. She combines an aged folk aesthetic with autobiographical themes.
Volini’s work has led her to commit to a wide variety of artistic pursuits. These include international aid and outreach, charitable contributions, and artist residencies and exhibitions. Volini is an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has also been involved in community arts institutions including Pyramid Atlantic, where she recently completed a Key-holder Artist Residency. She has also worked with students to explore art as a vocation, while guest lecturing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As part of her artistic practice, Marcella spends time traveling, collecting, photographing, and writing in order to source inspiration for her pieces. She seeks an audience interest and engagement with her work, further expanding the tactile and human nature of her mission.