Virginia Marting is a visual artist exploring different mediums and techniques. Tattoo artist, printmaker, and puppeteer. She works both individually and collectively.
Her work is mainly representational or figurative, inspired by nature and our relationship with it. Through
illustration, she dives into concepts around the environment and social justice.
She was born in Rosario, Argentina, and moved to Portland, Oregon in her late 20’s in 2007. Before moving to the US she lived in Mexico and Spain, where she studied painting techniques and started to tattoo.
Native Plants to our Kitchen is a series of prints (lino blocks and screenprints) over kitchen towels that Virginia will make from scratch. The prints will be inspired by native plants that can be seen and recognized while hiking in the area. This work will be shown during the month of July at a venue in town called Turn Turn Turn. During the one month-long exhibition people will be invited to write short stories about hiking and finding these plants. Virginia will also make a small zine with the plants that are going to be part of the show and a description of them. This will be given to the people that come to the opening.