Marlena (she/her) is a visual artist who has made Edmonton her home since 1974. She was born and raised in southern Alberta on her family farm near Rockyford. She worked at the Provincial Archives of Alberta for 28 years, and her artworks are inspired by her research into archival records.
Marlena continues to work and volunteer in Edmonton’s arts and heritage sectors. She is a founding member of Urban Sketchers Edmonton and served on the board of the Women’s Art Museum Society of Canada. In 2011, Marlena received a Historical Recognition Award from the Edmonton Historical Board for her contributions to archives and visual arts.
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