Solo Art Exhibition November 2017
Marlene Siff is the 3-Dimensional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of November 2017. She is a Connecticut based artist whose paintings, works on paper, and sculpture depict imagery of personal events and psychological issues. They are expressed through geometric shapes, color, light, space, texture, edges and movement each interplaying with one another, engaging the viewer to participate.
Marlene’s Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of November 2017. The gallery will promote Marlene and her work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets. Fusion Art's objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
Please read Marlene's Biography and Artist Statement below as she describes her history, inspiration and process in her own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see her exhibition.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Marlene's work, please visit her website.
Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Marlene’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.
Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Marlene and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.
Marlene Siff Biography
Marlene Siff was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She was an art honor student at the eponymous High School of Music and Art (now LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts located near Lincoln Center). She graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. degree, majoring in Fine Arts and was elected to Kappa Pi, the Honorary Arts Society.
Marlene's work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad. Selected exhibitions include Scope Art Miami, Katonah Museum of Art, Embraer Executive Jets Showroom, Eastern Kentucky University, Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, National Institutes of Health, Bergdorf Goodman, Columbia/Barnard University, Walter Wickiser Gallery, University of Texas, Calvin Charles Gallery, Premium Lounge of American Airlines at Miami International Airport, Red Dot Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Times Square Billboard Premiere Event, The New Britain Museum of American Art, Attleboro Arts Museum, Mattatuck Museum, and The Aldrich Museum.
Marlene's assemblage, Fallen Heroes Afghanistan, is on exhibition in Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes' office at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Her painting Peace/War is part of the permanent collection of the B'Nai Brith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington DC and her work on paper Pluie et Soleil is on permanent exhibition in the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center at Cornell University. Marlene's painting Staccato was recently placed on exhibition in the corporate lobby of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
In 2016, Marlene was featured in an episode of Creative Women Today, on CT Cablevision, and selected to appear in Years In The Making, a documentary film by Martin West. Since 2014 Marlene has been juried into 62 competitions throughout the United States and has won 19 awards. She currently lives in Westport, CT and works in her home-based studio.
Marlene Siff Artist Statement
I am concerned with communicating a sense of harmony, balance, order and spirituality. We are all confronted on a daily basis with the fragmentation of our non-linear lives, trying, as in a puzzle, to make the pieces fit together to make sense of it all.
My paintings, works on paper, and sculpture depict imagery of personal events and psychological issues. They are expressed through geometric shapes, color, light, space, texture, edges and movement each interplaying with one another engaging the viewer to participate.
I am presently working on a new body of work related to music. I studied the piano for many years as a child and always listen to music when I work. The rhythm, structure and sounds influence the shapes, color, light, space and texture in my paintings. The multi-dimensionality and multi-layering of my work reference what one must uncover to penetrate the illusions of reality and reach the mystery and essence of the soul.
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