Marie Tomanova was born in 1984 in former Czechoslovakia. She received her BA at Masaryk University Brno in 2007 and her MFA from Faculty of Fine Arts at University of Technology, Czech Republic in 2010. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Her work consist of portraits and self-portraiture where she explores issues of gender, identity, and sexuality. In combining performance and self-exposure, she creates pictures with a hint of naiveté and raw honesty. "Almost geologically, almost as an archaeology of what and how I am, each photo is a landscape for you, of me, in which you can find what you are or what you are not."
Tomanova has shown her work at solo and group exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery in New York, OTGF in Los Angeles, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia, Black Box Gallery in Portland and the Ars Gallery, Galerie Slevarna, and Reduta in the Czech Republic. Her work has been featured in many publications including ART21 Magazine, VICE, Posture Magazine, The Wild Magazine, and The New York Observer.