Marina Kappos is an artist working primarily in painting. Her work has a flat and graphic style, where she often applies transparent layers of paint that combine together to create optical effects.

Selected solo exhibitions include "Sun Up Sun Down" at Lighthouse Works in NY (2022), "You You You" at SHRINE in NYC (2022), “Transfigured" at Foyer/LA in Los Angeles (2020),  “Peep Show” at China Art Objects in Los Angeles (2011) and “Marina Kappos” at Tokyo Wonder Site, Institute of Contemporary Art (2007). Group exhibitions include “Painting As Is II” at Nathalie Karg Gallery (2022), "Show Me The Signs" at Blum & Poe, CA (2020), "Animal Crossing" at Inman Gallery, TX (2020) and "Daughter of Bad Girls" at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (2014).

Catalogues were published for her 2007 exhibition at Tokyo Wonder Site, Institute for Contemporary Art, and also for her two solo exhibitions at I-20 gallery in NY in 2002 and 1998. Kappos has been reviewed in publications including Artforum, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Japan Times, and Flash Art.

In the winter of 2020, she participated in the artist residency program at Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island. She also attended the Tokyo Wonder Site Creator-In-Residence program twice, first in 2007, and then again in 2013, where she spent several months painting and living in Tokyo.

Kappos received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1997 and a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1995. She is represented by SHRINE.

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