About The Artist

Marcell Marias

Marcell MariasI'm a multi-disciplinary artist aiming to use sculpture, visual media, music, and sound to enhance personal and public environments. Originally from Hungary, I immigrated to the US and have traveled extensively, imbibing the art, music and culture of several countries. My artistic works reflect this global experience, as I strive to engage the community in respect for fellow humans, animals, and our Earth.

My interest in the visual started early with painting and photography, but quickly progressed toward video, where I was able to paint with pixels and incorporate music into engaging media. Fast forward a few decades and I find myself bringing sculptural objects to life with the use of LEDs and Video Projection Mapping. My sculpture company Lunaglow is dedicated to sustainable and unique modern sculpture.

Music is a very big part of my life, and I have produced several album releases and remixes on several labels including Uniting Souls Records, Munchies After Dark, and The Seed. I've performed live in the US, Canada and Europe, and my collaborations with artists Henta and David Miles Huber have garnered credits on their Grammy-Nominated albums. Several film and video soundtrack credits point to my love of synthesizing the sonic and visual.

My formal education came from State University of New York with a BA in Sociology and Video. I've also earned a Certificate of Audio Production, Sound for Film/Video concentration, from the University of Washington.


Selected Exhibitions, Installations, and Performances:

 

Redmond Lights - Video Projection Mapping Installation Dec. 2019

SAM Lights - Collaborative Video Projection Mapping Installation, Dec. 2019

Cascadia NW Music and Arts Festival - Projection Mapping Installations, 2018 and 2019

Pixels and Projections at AXIS Pioneer Square - Vortexinator, Metaleyes, PixelPortal, CircuitLights - Jan. and Feb. 2018

Lusio, A Night to Awaken - Vortexinator, Metaleyes, Vortexya Video Kaleidoscope, 2016-2019

Black Rock Equinox 9 - Live A/V set featuring the Vortexinator Sept. 19, 2015

Manifest - Installation of The Vortexinator and Vortexya Video Kaleidoscope, Aug. 22, 2015

Deeper Roots - Substation - Installation of The Vortexinator, Aug. 8, 2015

Warner Park Arts & Crafts Show - Lunaglow Lightsculptures and Robots, Woodland Hills, CA Nov. 14-15 2015

Best of the Northwest Fall Exhibit - Lunaglow Lightsculptures and Robots, Nov. 16-18th, 2012

Old Monterey Fine Art Festival - Lunaglow Robots, Monterey, CA Sept. 22-23, 2012

Bassetti’s Crooked Arbor Gardens - Exhibit of "Solar" and "InSpace" - 2010

Oracle Gathering’s "The Fountain" - Energy Sculptures exhibited at July 2009

West Seattle Art Walk - Exhibited sculptures at several retailers including Body Bar and Allstate Insurance. 2009

Redmond Digital Arts Festival - Exhibited "Solar" and "Wind" Energy Sculptures 10/4-5/2008

North Seattle Community College Art Gallery - "Immigrant Art: An Expression of Two Worlds". Several Lunaglow lightsculptures were a part of this group exhibit. 04/08/08 - 05/02/08

911 Media Center - Dorkbot-sea - People Doing Strange Things With Electricity - Exhibit of "Solar"Lightsculpture, 11/08/07-01/18/08

5th Annual Recycled Art Show at NY Fashion Academy, "In Space" Light Sculptures, 2006

Business for Social Responsibility Annual Conference, Visualizations and circular screen fabrication, NYC, 2006

Business for Social Responsibility Annual Conference, "Energy" Lightsculptures, DC, 2005

Seattle Art Museum Afterhours performances featuring original electronic music compositions mixed in quadraphonic surround with accompanying live interactive visuals. Seattle, 2004 and 2005.

Seattle Art Museum/DIFFA Masquerade Ball featuring interactive visuals and the "Vortexya" Video Kaleidoscope", 2003

Seattle Art Museum’s 70th Anniversary Celebration, featuring interactive visuals projected on the outside wall of the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 2003

Bellevue Art Museum’s Fashion Fridays with House of Dyrdahl fashion show. VJ performance, 2003.

Dream Garden at the Capitol Hill Art Center. Featuring interactive visuals projections and the "Vortexya" Video Kaleidoscope", Seattle 2003.

13th Annual Functional Art Show at Art/Not Terminal Gallery, featuring the "Vortexya" Video Kaleidoscope", 2003.

"FIRE" benefit party featuring video projection, virtual video host production and control, and the "Vortexya" Video Kaleidoscope", 06/2002.

Shunpike Arts Collective's Shunpike Follies at FUnC- "Vortexya" Video Kaleidoscope" and Full Body Feedback Machine" installation, 2002.

The Surrealist Ball New Years Party at JEM Studios- Installation of "Vortexya" Video Kaleidoscope", Full Body Feedback Machine", and plate projector, 2002.

Lulu Tech Circus Tech Conference, Performance and Lecture on VJ technology, 2002

Spaceboat TV at Experience Music Project - installation of the "Vortexya" Video Kaleidoscope", 2001