Marsha Giegerich Torkelson is a Californian artist working in San Francisco and Marin County.  Her art began with photography in the early 1970’s while she was teaching English. Growing up near New York City and in a family of painters, it was not a surprise that she began to paint. In the mid 1990’s she took some classes at SF City College while practicing as psychotherapist, doing social work and raising two sons.  A mixed media class in 1999 brought her two mediums, photography and painting into the collage art form.  Since 2001, she has traveled widely and finds her small digital camera a way to continue creating her art while away. Back in the studio her photographs serve as the foundation for her collage and painting series that deal with the themes and subjects from her travels.  She has just completed her first artist book entitled Art in Art, Re:The Constitutional Court of South Africa. She also published a retail version of her book that can be purchased online.


415-505-7319,  email

Studios: Woodland Ave,  San Rafael

               Pier 70, Noonan Building, San Francisco


San Antonio, Texas (1943)


BA (1965)

M Ed (1967)

MS (1980)

Life Experience

Teacher – (English, Secondary Level, Public and Private Schools (1967-1974)

Parent—(2 sons, born 1975, 1978)


Psychotherapist (MFT)—Public Agency and Private Practice (1981-1995)

Administrator/Cofounder—Organization to Educate/Inspire/Support Parents of  Adolescents in Bay Area (1994-2001)

Artist/Art Student—SF Museum Art School (1988-1992)

                                  City College (SF) (1992-1995)

                                  Fort Mason (1995-1999)

Traveler—Morocco, Bali, China, S. America, Europe, Cuba, Vietnam, India, Kenya, S. Africa

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