Marina Soria y flia.
Gustavo, Mora, Cata y Peky.
Marina Soria was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1961.
She is married with three daughters.

Marina Soria

Courtesy: Ana Villarino.
Marina Soria

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Profesorado Bellas Artes
Taller de Escultura en Bellas Artes.
After her training, which included the five year Training College in Fine Arts, two years workshops with artist Hector Medici's and the three years course of studies for Graphic Design and Publicity at EPA, she discovered calligraphy, almost by chance.

Being a teacher at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), an American calligrapher arrived. Carol Johnson introduced her into this discipline.

She continued as a teacher for UBA in the subject of Editorial Design and in 1998 she worked as a colleague on Typography, where she devoted a whole term to the introduction of calligraphy and the learning of the Foundational style.

Cátedra Saavedra
Cátedra Saavedra, UBA.

With the birth of her third daughter, she abandoned her teaching career at UBA and devoted to the graphic designer business and to deepen her training as a calligrapher. First in Argentina and then attending five International Calligraphy Conferences in USA & three in Europe. Taking courses with renowned calligraphers like Thomas Ingmire, Brody Neuenschwander, Ewan Clayton & Monica Dengo, amongst others. (see Calligraphy conferences at the bottom of the page).

In 2003 she was awarded with a scholarship from the ACA (Association for the Calligraphic Arts).

New York
New York.

In 2007 / 2008 she returned to the University of Buenos Aires to teach the first seminars in experimental calligraphy for post-graduate students.

She has received national & international awards and exhibited her pictorial and calligraphic works in Argentina, Uruguay, USA, Spain, Japan, Germany, Russia and Norway.

Her works are part of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Moscow, the Hans-Joachim Burgert´s Collection in Berlin, Akademie Du Kunste, the Arezzo Public Library, the Latin American Collection for the Yale University, the Savannah College of Arts, the Otis Colleges of Arts and the Baylor University in the USA amongst other private collections around the world. The Klingspor Museum as well as the Hoefer Archive recently hold her artworks in Germany as well as the Harrison Collection in the San Francisco Public Library.

Calígrafos de la Cruz del Sur
Calígrafos de la Cruz del Sur.

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.

She has published articles in specialized magazines and her works may be seen in Letter Arts Review´s Annuals, Bound & Lettered and the ACA's Newsletters amongst other calligraphic guilds from the USA. Novum (Germany) & Letter Palet (Holland) have devoted articles to her work as well as Typo (Mexico), Pulso Diseño (Uruguay) & several Argentine magazines, blogs and webpages.

In 2012, her work was extensively featured in Letter Arts Review: 26:3. (see Press)
At present, she works as an experimental calligrapher, book artist, doing commissions. She continues to teach in her own studio and abroad: Italy, Germany, USA, Australia, México and Puerto Rico.

Her main interest is experimental calligraphy, and her goal is to mingle and blend diverse disciplines: art, textile art, graphic design, sumi-e and calligraphy to challenge the limits of conceptual art and technique.

Her works can be seen in the following internet pages:


  • Akademie De Kunste, Alemania
  • Museo de Caligrafía Contemporánea, Rusia: Link 1 // Link 2 // Link 3 // Link 4
  • Museo y Bilblioteca Las Lilas, S. A. de Areco, Argetnina: Link 1 // Link 2

    Interviews: Link 1 // Link 2 // Link 3 // Link 4


    For more information go to Full Curriculum.


    International Conferences in Calligraphy

    The International Conferences in Calligraphy are events which have been taking place every year since 1981 in different North American cities. They are organized by the different calligraphy associations from each city. They host between 400 and 600 people who travel from all over the world to take part. They last one week and students are lodged in renowned universities or schools. Workshops on formal and experimental calligraphy, book fine arts and related disciplines are given. Expositions with the teachers’ and students’ work are made as well as demonstrations and audio visual conferences.

    I have taken part in four conferences in the USA and three in Europe:

    • 2012. Atended Calligraphy Northwest Conference. Portland, Oregon, USA.
      24th to 30th July, Reed's College.

      Thomas Ingmire Workshop.

      Reed's College.
      Thomas' class.
      With Susan Richardson.
      With Yuko Wada & Carol Johnson.

      With Gina Jones.
      Show & share.
      Portland city.
    • 2011. Atended "Writing 2011 Symposium" Sunderland, England
      24th to 30th July 2011 at the University of Sunderland.

      Directors of the Symposium, Prof Thomas Ingmire, Prof. Ewan Clayton and Dr. Manny Ling.

      Sunderland University.
      Thomas's workshop.
      With Thomas.
      With David.

      With Liz, Helen & Denyce.
      Group artwork.
      With Yukimi.
      With Chilis.
    • 2008. Atended the "Books by Hand" workshop held in Arezzo, Italy. This workshop was organized by Monica Dengo.
      From October 17 to the 26 th.

      Within the books by hand workshop one of my books was awarded by the Arezzo Library and forms part of its collection

      Piazza Grande,
      Arezzo city, Italy.
      Piazza Grande,
      Arezzo city, Italy.
      Way to class.

      With Shajim y Denise.
      My work.
    • 2006. Brugge Conference in Brugge, Belgium.
      This conference was organized by Brody Neuenschwander and Rory Kotin.
      I attended Ewan Clayton’s and Ives L’Eterme’s workshops.

      With Brody Neuenschwander.
      With Ewan Clayton.
      With Sharon Zeguin and Vida Voca.
      With Stephany Caplan.

      Ewan Clayton's workshop.
      Ewan Clayton's workshop.
      Yves L'Eterme workshop.
    • 2004. Black & White in Seattle, Washigton, USA.
      I attended Thomas Ingmire’s workshop.
      Black & White

      With Charles Pearce.
      Charles Pearce.
      With Thomas Ingmire.
      Thomas Ingmire's

      Thomas Ingmire.
      Thomas Ingmire's
      Thomas Ingmire's

      Words for Peace is a project created by Thomas Ingmire, outstanding American calligrapher.
      Thomas made an international call to his students and he even fostered the participation of children in this project.
      When I received the invitation, I gathered my daughters to tell them about the objective. After a chat about the topic, my daughter Mora (aged nine) decided to write “Please, stop the war”; Catalina (aged eight) couldn’t undergo the task of space and made a drawing which Thomas stuck on his fridge; finally Peky (only five) produced a kind of writing which looks like a graph in green.
      This display is itinerant and constantly incorporates new works. To know more about the project Words for Peace visit:
      Words for Peace

      Instalations at Fresno.
      View of Black & White.
      My work to WFP at the Black & White conference.
      My daughters' work.
    • 2003. Celebration in Ohio, USA.
      In 2003 I was granted a scholarship from ACA (Association for the Calligraphic Arts) in the United States to participate in Celebration.
      I attended Judy Melvin’s and Liza Engelbredcht’s workshops.
      In that conference an auction of calligraphic books was organized and my work, which was put up for auction, was acquired by Karen Charatan.
      My gratitude to her and Anne Binder for their support.

      With Judy Melvin.
      With Karen Charatan.
      With Liza Engelbredtch.
      With Michael Jacobs.

      With Risa Gertler and Susan Richardson.
      Students exhibition.
      Liza Engelbredtch's
    • 2000. Experiment in Sonoma, California.
      I attended Brody Neuenschwander’s workshop.

      With Virginia Pujol.
      Brody Neuenschwander’s
      Brody Neuenschwander’s
      Brody Neuenschwander’s

      Thomas Ingmire's
      Ingmire's work at teachers exhibition.
      Opening party.
      University campus.
    • 1998. Discoveries in San Diego, California, USA.
      Being five-month pregnant of my third child, I attended my first conference called Discoveries, in San Diego.
      I attended Sheila Waters’ and Thomas Ingmire’s workshops.

      With Sheila Waters.
      Thomas Ingmire's
      With Peter Thorton.
      With Denis Brown
      and Carol Johnson.

      Exercise of Thomas
      Ingmire's workshop.
      Thomas Ingmire's

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