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San Juan, Puerto Rico


Marni Mutrux is a figurative realism artist whose work delves into themes of acceptance, community, and body image. Mutrux incorporates vibrant tropical flowers and plants, evoking a sense of lushness and beauty and evoking the fleeting passage of time. Through Mutrux's portrayal of women, she aims to foster a sense of acceptance and forgiveness. Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite period, as well as her experiences navigating personal transitions, Mutrux's works are imbued with an ethereal quality that blurs the lines of realism. She weaves vintage patterns evoking childhood memories into her compositions, creating a visual tapestry and inviting viewers to reflect on their own journeys of self-acceptance and connection.

Mutrux currently lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was born in Key West, Florida. Mutrux was awarded the Presidential Arts Scholarship and earned a BFA in painting from Salem State College, MA. Post-graduation, Mutrux moved to the coastal town of Paso Robles, California, where she established The Vine Gallery, an art gallery amidst the local wine-tasting culture. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Mutrux's artwork has been published in The New Times SLO, San Francisco Weekly, Central Coast Living, and ArtSeen Magazine. Her work is in private collections internationally, most notably, recent commissions of the first king of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz, for his granddaughter.


My life journey has seen me move across cities and states 23 times. Each relocation brought the challenge of leaving behind my communities and the need to start anew. To anchor myself in these ever-changing environments, I began creating gardens of plants and flowers, which have become a central theme in my work.

In my recent figurative pieces, I draw from diverse individuals to create deities and goddesses in lush, tropical landscapes. I weave in plant lore and medicinal symbolism, making these beings embodiments of nature's healing power. In this process, I explore themes of empowerment, acceptance and body image. Working closely with models is more than just an artistic endeavor; it's a means of building community. The act of creating art is deeply authentic and vulnerable, fostering connections and relationships that go beyond the canvas.
IG: @marnimutrux

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