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Marilu Swett
updated: 07/01/2008
website: mariluswett.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Untitled
YELLOW EAST
BLUE MOON
GHOST
Untitled (PETRI)
GENERATOR
Untitled
POND EVENT
HOOPLAH
Untitled
3 B's
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, collage, biomorphic, humor, organic, psychological
 
 
Untitled by Marilu Swett
Untitled
ink and acrylic on paper and vellum
2008
39" x  50" 
YELLOW EAST by Marilu Swett
YELLOW EAST
Ink on paper and vellum
2008
30.5" x  44.5" 
BLUE MOON by Marilu Swett
BLUE MOON
Ink on paper and vellum
2008
30.5" x  44.5" 
GHOST by Marilu Swett
GHOST
Ink, acrylic on paper and vellum
2008
39" x  50" 
Untitled (PETRI) by Marilu Swett
Untitled (PETRI)
Ink on paper and vellum, fly parts, plastic, acrylic
2008
26" x  41"  x .25" 
GENERATOR by Marilu Swett
GENERATOR
ink and acrylic on paper and vellum
2008
17" x  22.5" 
Untitled by Marilu Swett
Untitled
Acrylic on plywood
2008
16" x  19" 
POND EVENT by Marilu Swett
POND EVENT
Acrylic and dayglow paint on plywood
2007
17.5 " x  17.5"  x .5" 
HOOPLAH by Marilu Swett
HOOPLAH
Ink on paper and vellum
2006
20.5" x  32" 
Untitled by Marilu Swett
Untitled
Ink on paper and vellum
2005
20.5" x  40" 
3 B's by Marilu Swett
3 B's
ink on paper and vellum
2006
26" x  41" 

Artist Statement

The work of Marilu Swett mixes biological and industrial form to create unknown forms that are oddly familiar.Swett intends her work to be interpreted in more than one direction, and it has been called by critics "pleasingly ambiguous", "endearingly awkward", "mysteriously capricious", and possessing "a chilling hybrid quality". Her drawings show overlapping layers of boldly drawn forms, which redefine one another and hint at an abstract narrative.

Artist Bio / CV

Marilu Swett lives and works in Boston, MA. She holds a BFA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She has exhibited widely in the US, and has work in corporate collections, including Fidelity Investments, New England Biolabs, Meditech Corporation, and Siena Construction Company. Swett  is the recipient of a residency for iron casting at the Maryhill Museum in Washington (2002), a New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture (1997), a Somerville Arts Coulcil general support grant (1990), and a Mass.Artists Foundation Studio Exchange Grant (1986). She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA