Marina May Raike also Known as Marina Malvada is a postmodern action painter. She has a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where she was awarded the Forsythe Scholarship for drawing and painting. Ms. Malvada exhibits across Canada, the United States and internationally. Her work has appeared in the TV series ‘Suits’, British Vogue, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, and Ripley's Believe It or Not. Notable people who’ve acquired Marina’s work include Col. Chris Hadfield and Damien Hirst. She regularly exhibits at Gallery Hittite in Toronto. She also has works on loan to the Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Arizona.
Marina’s interpretations of nature emerge through experimentation with various media, including minerals from Ontario and Labrador. Her textures and patterns are created with specific intent, while referencing the Abstract Expressionists of 20th century modernism.