MARINA DIMAIO is a Canadian contemporary visual artist currently based in Victoria, BC. She holds a BFA with a Studio Concentration from the University of Calgary, and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria. Her creative practice incorporates installation, weaving, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, sound, and scent in an interdisciplinary approach to an exploration of spirituality and immersive space.
DiMaio has received numerous scholarships and awards for her creative research, including a 2016 University of Calgary PURE award for undergraduate summer research, the 2016 University of Calgary Silver Medallion in Art, and a 2017 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. DiMaio was selected by artsPlace Canmore as the 2016 RISE emerging artist, which precipitated her solo exhibition, Horizon. The Port Moody Arts Centre awarded her the 2017 Kwi Am Choi Exhibition Scholarship, which made possible her solo exhibition, From Caspar to James: An Etched Presence. She has exhibited in numerous additional solo and group exhibitions in Alberta and British Columbia, and her work is held in the collections of the Nickle Galleries and the Glenbow Museum.