Education

Master of Fine Arts, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK expected completion 2023

Studio Arts, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA 2021

(City College of San Francisco, Dean’s Honor List for Spring 2021)

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Scholarships

Martha and Vincent Costantino Endowment, award year 2020-2021

James Stewart Memorial Scholarship (Art Department), award year 2020-2021

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Employment-Work History

2017- 2020, Ride Share Driver for UBER,

1999-2017, Self Employed Artist Owner, Gogia Studios, Fine Italian Artisan Stucco, Interior Design and Mural Application

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Professional Development

2020, Weekly Feminist Film Forum hosted by renown film expert Dr. Moira Sullivan

2020-present, The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), CCSF Chapter, honorary nomination

2020-present, San Francisco LGBTQ+ Center, member

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Studied With

Matthew Creer, composer

Lenny Carlson, composer

Daniel Olmsted, film sound mixer and designer

Mine Ternar, multidisciplinary fine artist

Nancy Elliot, painter

Claire Brees, painter

Anna Asebedo, printmaker

Moira Sullivan, PhD, film critic and theorist

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Biography

For most of their life, Marius Ritual was an outlier artist making work outside the canon of the mainstream art world and art institutes. Between 1999 and 2017, they owned and operated a Fine Italian Artisan Stucco company approaching interior application as a mural artist and color expert. As their interest in fine art expanded, they shifted direction and began working as a Ride Share Driver to collect process-based material for the art they were producing. Inspired by their interactions with many people from many different places their artwork bloomed. Their interactions with the nightscapes of the city of San Francisco increased their artistic depth and refined their focus. In January 2020, Marius stepped into the art world and became a Studio Arts major at City College of San Francisco. With a 4.0 grade point average, they are an exceptional student. Teachers have called them avant-garde, gifted, and an inspirational leader to other students. As a mature artist with a lifetime of experience they have explored underground art movements and world travel as part of their art process. Marius loves talking about occult and esoteric mysteries, death, astrology, feminism, contemporary art, and film. Challenging agreed upon realities and consensus beliefs in a café setting surrounded by artists and philosophers is their favorite pastime. Marius was recently accepted to the MFA program School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England for the years 2021-2023.