Ebony Marshman is an artist and early childhood educator that believes imaginations must be nourished. She received her BFA in Painting from Western Kentucky University in 2013, and M. Ed, in Montessori Education from Loyola University Maryland in 2016. Since completion of her Masters, Ebony has worked in Washington D.C. as a teacher in public Montessori schools.

In her art, Ebony frequently makes use of paint and paper. She relates to her practice of painting as a constructive communion with self and spirit much akin to journaling. Her most recent solo exhibition, Inner(re)visions (2021) at Western Kentucky University featured works from various bound collections of paintings that she refers to as “paintbooks”.

Ebony is 2013 recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant, as well as a 2013 Jack E. Lunt Scholarship courtesy of the WKU Art Department. She has been the recipient of numerous scholarships to study abroad as well as a WKU Office of Scholar Development Lifetime Experience Grant.

Raised across the South, Ebony connects to her roots by connecting to the love and legacy of Black folx, who have had the audacity to joyously create while navigating life on this land. When she is not painting, Ebony enjoys grounding in nature, learning alongside children, and freedom dreaming.

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