Marnie White is a Toronto-based realist painter holding a BFA from OCAD University. Her oil paintings examine the tradition of the Vanitas still life and their symbolic connection to our own mortality. They mine the subject matter, rich in symbolism and its references to the transience of life. Throughout art history, Vanitas still lifes became a celebration of material pleasures they warned against.
White has shown her work in exhibitions in Canada and the United States.