Mardie Rees

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Mardie Rees

United States

Mardie Rees (b. 1980) is a fine artist and figurative sculptor who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Born into a creative family, her childhood was spent building houses, sewing garments, drawing pictures, and visiting museums. When she was a teenager her family moved to Ecuador to facilitate community building. The years spent in a dangerous and developing country were often punctuated by trauma. Artistic expression became a quest, a way for her to handle the rapid loss of childlike innocence. Mardie’s immersion into Latin American color and culture broadened her worldview and set her on a path to be an artist for life.


She earned her BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2003. In the years that have followed, Mardie has created life-size bronze sculptures for museums, hospitals, schools, and collectors. She is a regular faculty member at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.


Mardie has won accolades for her emotive sculpture, one of which currently resides inside the walls of the Pentagon.  Her work has been recognized and awarded by Portrait Society of America, Art Renewal Center, National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America, and the Marine Heritage Foundation. Her delight in all people and their stories is the lens through which she captures relationships and the human condition in her artwork.

Mardie lives in Gig Harbor, Washington, with her husband, Jeremy Broderick, and their three children, Jasmine, Adam, and Desiree.

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