Husband-and-wife duo Mara Marxt Lewis and Tyler Lewis began collaborating in 2013 at the Banff Centre, Canada. There they completed two installations together that involved sound, sculptural objects, interactive elements and audience participation. These immersive multimedia artworks have continued to be the main focus of their collaborative practice as their working relationship strengthens and evolves with each piece.
In their work they focus on the complex relationship between humankind and nature, believing that how we engage with our natural environment is at times harmonious and other times oblivious. They present both of these perspectives in installation artworks using found objects, sculpture, and sound to place elements of the natural world in dialogue with elements of modern humanity.
They participated in artist in residence programs in Spain (Centro Negra AADK), Scotland (Common Ground Residency), Germany (Pilotenkueche), Canada (The Banff Centre), United States (Elsewhere Studios) and even organized their own residency program in Seattle, United States (With the berries). Many of their residencies and exhibitions have been accompanied by workshops and/or artist talks. Their work has been shown in venues in Spain, Scotland, Canada, England, the United States, Austria, and Germany.
Their artwork has been commissioned by Nuit Blanche Calgary in Canada and the arts association Lendhauer in Klagenfurt, Austria. Their work is part of the permanent collection Neue Galerie Graz, Austria. They live and work in Glasgow, Scotland and Graz, Austria.