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Marianne Owens

  • 1337 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
  • Founders' Gallery

About The Artist

Artist Statement

As a photographer, I capture the surprises in nature and architecture,  that are often familiar to our everyday lives.

My photographs travel through urban and rural landscapes of objects that are lost because people frequently stop seeing them. They miss how interesting and beautiful they are.

It is my passion to share these subjects with a fresh perspective, to engage the interest and imagination of the viewer.

My recent artwork is inspired by Surrealism because of its power to invite each of us to create our own story from the images we see. Each image is its’ own story depending on the viewer.

As a landscape and found-object photographer,  I play with the possibility of creating new meaning through combined images.

My fine art practice also involves creating community art programs that bring the experience of what art can be. Working with underserved and marginalized youth, who through economic or social circumstance,  rarely have  access to participate in the Arts. Community art gives youth new opportunities for exploration, creativity, self-expression and personal growth.

Art is for us all.



Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Marianne Owens attended San Jose State University and received her BA in Radio, Television, and Film with a minor in advertising.

Marianne is a fine art photographer and has exhibited her work at open studios, art festivals, galleries, and retail stores. She works at DrawBridge, an expressive arts program for unhoused and under-served children where she serves on the Board of Directors. She has created and led film and digital photography programs for young adults, teens, and taught high school photography, and art for 14 years.

Art Medium(s)

Digital Art, Photography

Studio Information

Building Name

Art Works Downtown

Studio Or Unit Number

Founders' Gallery

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Open from April 30 through May 28, 2022

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Contact Information

Artist Full Name

(415) 827-5827

Artist Website

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