Marina Malvada was born in Scarborough, Ontario. She began drawing and painting at a young age, and was influenced by her mother’s skillfully rendered oil paintings.
She completed her BFA at OCADU in 2006, and continues to develop her unique style, incorporating raw minerals such as mica flakes, hematite particles, and sand from the Canadian Shield and the Labrador Trough. Malvada’s interest in the natural sciences, particularly astronomy and geology, are enthusiastically expressed in her work.
Ms. Malvada exhibits across Canada, the United States and internationally. Her work has appeared in British Vogue, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, and Ripley's Believe It or Not.
Notable collectors include Chris Hadfield, Damien Hirst and Brian Downey