Marina Raiskin was born in 1973 in Almaty, then the capital city of Kazakhstan. From 1990 until 1995 she studied in the Faculty of Drawing and Graphics at Almaty State University. Upon completing her studies, she pursued a combined professional life that integrated drawing and design together with yoga. To that end, she embarked in a journey of investigation and study of this discipline, especially the spiritual philosophical facet that originates in Hindu thought. This experience allowed Marina to advance further and become a yoga teacher.
Together with her artistic development as a painter, Marina became involved with fashion design, particularly textile design. This combination turned into the basis of the art that Marina has pursued in the last few years: classical art, influenced by the renowned classical artist Gustav Klimt, characters from the world of fashion; and most importantly, an emphasis on textures, graphic shapes, color, and different materials. Influences from the Eastern culture are also visible, especially in the choice of colors and textures. It is possible that Marina’s country of birth, Kazakhstan, which borders with China and other Eastern countries, has also influenced her art.
At the beginning of the 2000s, the artist dealt largely with her own personal issues in a symbolic manner. However, in the last few years, it is quite obvious that she has abandoned the symbolic stream and now emphasizes the decorative aspect of her work. Marina immigrated to Israel with her two children in 2018. Today she resides in Tel Aviv and is completely dedicated to her art. Her works have been exhibited throughout the world and are always well received with encouraging comments and lots of love.