Marsha Cottrell lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Cottrell was educated at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.F.A.) and Tyler School of Art (B.F.A.).
She is the recipient of the 2013 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award; Fellowship grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York Foundation for the Arts; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; and was a member of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program.
Cottrell has had solo exhibitions at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco (2016); Eleven Rivington, New York, NY (2015); g-module, Paris, France (2003); Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY (2003); Gaga, New York, NY (2000), among others. Group exhibitions including Cottrell’s work have been at museums across the US and abroad.