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March 23 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm| Free admission
Marketa Sivek was born in Vsetin, Moravia (Czechoslovakia). She grew up under communist rule and experienced the influence of the Soviet Union on the freedoms and lifestyles of the people of her country and her own family. Marketa was accepted to Charles University in Prague to study Archival Science. After the peaceful Velvet Revolution and the fall of communism, Marketa made a decisive move to immigrate to the United States and later on dedicate her life to painting. She is a self-taught artist living and working in Chicago. Her art is represented by galleries in Chicago, St Louis, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Marketa’s work is part of many corporate and private collections, among them Deloitte, American Restaurant Association, and the private collections of Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hamilton, of the band Aerosmith.
Marketa spends considerable time traveling to distant destinations in search of an understanding of the visual representations of inner and outer experience. Her painting series are a constant evolution of the growth of feelings and sensations emerging from these newfound experiences.
Marketa’s hope is for her patrons to experience her paintings as part of their lives. She hopes that they will enhance the emotional aesthetic that color and texture bring to one’s life. Sivek’s technique is harmonizing, and the underlying message she wishes to communicate hums the same tune. Intellectually, the situation is dire; however, the unified whole connotes peace and promise.
Marketa’s work has been featured in Chicago Home magazine, CS Interiors, ELLE Decor, as well as on the Rachael Ray Show, and I-90 North. Her work is part of many corporate and private collections, among them Deloitte and The American Restaurant Association.
Representation: Terzian Galleries in Park City Utah, as well as in Chicago, St, Louis and Atlanta.