Marine received her MFA in Visual Studies in 2009 from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and her BFA in Painting from Arizona State University in 2005. Marine teaches sculpture, drawing, and design at the University of Utah and Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. Her work has been shown nationally and locally in juried solo, group, and invitational exhibitions, including in Finch Lane Gallery, Rio Gallery, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Naomi Marine’s longtime associative synesthesia, in which a stimulus triggers an involuntary response in another sensory area, aided in the formation of a densely colorful, if noisy, internal landscape and a preoccupation with the processes of cognition. Marine studies the mechanisms of perception, and the way individual’s observations and resultant determinations of truth, stray from objectivity and become colored and distorted by fears and desires. She mines the cacophony of her personal machinations as a way to quiet, and interrogate the validity of, her thoughts, but also to identify and articulate aspects of the mystery, revelry, and pain that give substance and shape to existence.