She is married with three daughters.
Courtesy: Marta Korowaj photographer
Being a teacher at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), an American calligrapher called Carol Johnson arrived at the university and introduced her into this discipline. She continued as a teacher in the subject of Editorial Design in that same University and in 1998 she worked as a colleague in the subject of Typography, where she dedicated a whole term to the introduction to calligraphy and the learning of the Fundational style.
In 2003 she was granted a scholarship from ACA (Association for the Calligraphic Arts) to participate in the International Calligraphy conference in Ohio.
She is mostly interested in experimental calligraphy and in the creation of new alphabetic styles.
In 2007 / 2008 she returned to the University of Buenos Aires to teach her first seminar in experimental calligraphy for post graduate students.
She has been awarded prizes and she has exhibited her work in painting and calligraphy in different art galleries and museums in Argentina and abroad: Uruguay, USA, Spain, Japan, Russia and Germany.
In 2002 she travelled to Japan and in 2007 and 2010 to New York; this trips have influenced her style, especially the Eastern world. In her interest to go deeper into Eastern phylosophy and aesthetics, in 2007 she took part in a year long workshops on sumie-e, eastern painting, delivered by Cristina Coroleu, based on Taoist techniques.
In 2008 she atended "Books by Hand", Workshops dictated by Monica Dengo. One of her books was purchased by the Arezzo library.
She was a founding member of "Southern Cross Calligraphers", the first calligraphy group in South America. This group had a notorious performance between 1997 and 2006, year in which it was dissolved. Its ultimate goal was to spread and promote calligraphy through lectures at Universities, conferences, workshops and exhibitions.
She has published articles in specialised magazines and her work can be seen in the yearly report of Letter Arts Review magazine, the most prestigious publication of this discipline in the USA, and in various other magazines. (see Press)
Her Works are part of the calligraphy Museums of Russia and Germany.
At present she works as a fine arts artist and calligrapher, doing work on request and making artist books in her studio. As regards teaching, she gives courses on calligraphy for adults Her goal as a teacher is helping her students to accomplish their own projects and to search for their personal mark.
Her works can be seen in the following internet pages:
Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes de Berlín
Museo Contemporáneo de caligrafía de Moscú /// Link 1 /// Link 2 /// Newsletter del “International Museum of Calligraphy”, Moscú. Rusia
LAR Magazines where Marina Soria’s work has been published: