Cora Marshall, born in Washington, DC, is an artist and arts educator. She received her B.F.A. from Howard University, Master of Science in Education from Bank Street College of Education with Parsons School of Design, and her doctorate in art from New York University. Dr. Marshall, Professor of Art Emeritus, served as chairperson of the Department of Art at Central Connecticut State University from 2006-2012.
Marshall has exhibited both internationally and nationally including National Conference of Artists: Kumasi, Ghana; US Embassy, Khartoum, Sudan; A.I.R. Gallery NYC; Skylight Restoration Gallery in Brooklyn; Hammonds House Gallery in Atlanta; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Brown University, RI, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum; the Morean Art Center, Studio@620, Gallerie 909, Creative Pinellas Gallery, and many other venues. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the ACT II 2019 grant from Pinellas Community Foundation. She also received the Lifetime Contribution to the Arts Award (2014) from the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance, CT.
Through art, Cora Marshall explores ideas of self, home, and community. Her work is almost always figurative and often mixed media. She is intrigued with layers, textures, and the spiritual side of art. As an artist and art educator for over many years, the impulse to create is part of who she is. It centers her and informs how she moves through the world. Living at the water’s edge on Boca Ciega Bay restores her soul daily and provides a tranquil rhythm in her life that allows her to touch, reflect, and tap into her creative self.