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.