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Thompson is a mixed media artist, born in 1952 in Lexington, Massachusetts. Her father was an architect and partner of Walter Gropius. Drawing on the Bauhaus-influenced world from her childhood, her art is graphically strong, as well as informed by her years in textile design and illustration. The work is colorful, rhythmic, layered, and often speaks of sounds, both local and cosmic, while her visual elements are both macroscopic and microscopic. She studied industrial design at The Rhode Island School of Design, illustration at The Art Institute of Boston, and weaving from Mexican Indians in Uruapan, Mexico. Marina currently lives in Lexington and has her studio in her home.