Janaína Vieira-Marques, a Brazilian-American visual artist and art educator has called Missoula home for the last 8 years. She has a
wealth of experience in various art forms (film, visual and performance art) and brings a multi-cultural perspective to her classrooms and public art projects, often using Portuguese language and Latin American cultural traditions in her work. She earned a BFA degree in sculpture from the University of Montana in 2013, has been an artist in residence
in Missoula Public Schools and currently teaches at the Missoula Art Museum.