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Temple University Japan Campus

Temple University,

Spring 2009-spring 2013

Bachelors in Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art

Tokyo, Japan

Santa Monica, Community College


AA in General Studies with a focus on Astrophysics and Astronomy 

Santa Monica, California, USA

Formal Education

Shows & Exhibitions

Giving Grief a Voice Charity Auction, Portland, OR, October 2020

Gallery of Friends  Virtual Exhibition, October 2020

Rose City Comic Con  Portland, OR, September 2019

“Mediation” Tokyo, Japan October 2017 

“Untitled” Edogawabashi, Japan March 2013, NIW Gallery 


August 2019 - Semi-Finalist MarktD/ NIKE collaboration competition

October 2017 - Temple University Alumni Gallery Artist

Spring 2012 - Temple Annual Scholastic Achievement scholarship 

McKenna Marvin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she studied astronomy and physics in Santa Monica.  She decided to make a life change and move to Japan at the age of twenty, attending college at Temple University in Tokyo. 


McKenna discovered oil painting to express a side of herself she hadn’t known before. After seven years of living and teaching in Japan, she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest. There, the overwhelming natural beauty, and metaphysical concepts and history influence her work today.

With a solid background in the fundamentals of traditional 2D media, McKenna hopes of one day of creating a captivating narrative with her imagery and is now focused on learning how to write and draw her own comic book.

McKenna Marvin

Artist and Illustrator

All works are copyrighted by McKenna Marvin, all rights reserved. 

Not to be used without explicit permission.