Artist Profile: Marianne Sadowski

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Marianne Sadowski was born in Mexico City to a German father and a Mexican mother. As an undergraduate she studied communications and film, and she received a graduate degree in art from the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City, the oldest art academy and art museum in the Americas. In the late 1990’s, her husband, a photojournalist for the Associated Press was transferred to Los Angeles, so they moved to the community of Echo Park where they have lived ever since. There was a lot of resistance to move to Los Angeles because of the glamorous image exported to the world, considering she had been living in Chiapas and covering the Zapatista uprising prior to the transition. Upon arrival she was well received and began working in different art workshops, and was immediately thrust into the landscape amongst Mexicans from all over the country, other Latin Americans, and for the…

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