Painter one day, Performer the next, Businesswoman the day after that.

Mavi’s present work “Idealized abstraction” combines abstraction and ennobled figurative. Normally there are animals and humans in her paintings. Rich colors romanticize the viewer. Story-telling and children are central to her life and work. Each painting has its own mythos, either new or based on a known story.

“Mavi” means my life in French. She picked up on the French philosophies of enjoying life while she lived in the south of France. In Europe, Mavi was reminded of the healing and communicative power in both art and hands, and blends the two in her paintings.

Her inspirations include Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Judy Chicago, Faith Wilding.

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About The Gallery

Mavi Contemporary Art showcases fine art, paintings, sculptures, glass, photography, and original prints from a select group of contemporary artists. With the remodel, the front vault is now available for installation pieces as well. Sculpture now has a stronger focus in the gallery already considered a “must see” in Tacoma. Mavi and Elizabeth plan to support the work of local artists in addition to bring in artists from around the world.