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Marian Smith
updated: 10/04/2013
website: www.marianbrunnsmith.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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If Your Thoughts Were On The Wall
Jamaican Me Feel On The Edge Of The End
Brush-A, Brush-A Beaver
Heaven 95
The Promise Of A Table
About To Go
Marian's Garden
Haystacks and Hyperbole
Knitting Pile
Thoughts of You
Leaving Istanbul
No. 2 Istanbul
Something Wicked
The Black Dog
Fluffy Bunny
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract
 
 
If Your Thoughts Were On The Wall by Marian Smith
If Your Thoughts Were On The Wall
graphite on paper
2013
6 " x  9 " 
Jamaican Me Feel On The Edge Of The End by Marian Smith
Jamaican Me Feel On The Edge Of The End
graphite on paper
2013
6 " x  9 " 
Brush-A, Brush-A Beaver by Marian Smith
Brush-A, Brush-A Beaver
graphite on paper
2013
6 " x  9 " 
Heaven 95 by Marian Smith
Heaven 95
graphite on paper
2013
6 " x  9 " 
The Promise Of A Table by Marian Smith
The Promise Of A Table
gouache on paper
2011
5 6 " x  6 9 " 
About To Go by Marian Smith
About To Go
colored pencil on paper
2011
4 " x  5 " 
Marian's Garden by Marian Smith
Marian's Garden
goauche on paper
2011
4 " x  5 " 
Haystacks and Hyperbole by Marian Smith
Haystacks and Hyperbole
colored pencil on paper
2011
3 " x  4 " 
Knitting Pile by Marian Smith
Knitting Pile
marker on paper
2011
4 " x  5 " 
Thoughts of You by Marian Smith
Thoughts of You
colored pencil on paper
2011
4 " x  5 " 
Leaving Istanbul by Marian Smith
Leaving Istanbul
colored pencil on paper
2011
4 " x  5 " 
No. 2 Istanbul by Marian Smith
No. 2 Istanbul
colored pencil on paper
2011
4 " x  5 " 
Something Wicked by Marian Smith
Something Wicked
colored pencil on paper
2011
4 " x  5 " 
The Black Dog by Marian Smith
The Black Dog
colored pencil and marker on paper
2011
4 " x  6 " 
Fluffy Bunny by Marian Smith
Fluffy Bunny
colored pencil on paper
2011
4 " x  5 " 

Artist Statement

I make abstract images that are dedications to the living, apologies to the dead, and dirges for discarded lovers.  These intimate works consist of transient, ephemeral moments that are simultaneously humorous and mischievous, haunting and tender, seductive and strange. Minimalist vocabularies imply oblique narratives. If the images are poignant, they are also playful and naughty.  Fragility trumps monumentality.  Sensuality saturates. I strive for a range of subversive-ness, of un-done-ness, and of freedom. In the end, though, my work resides in layers of disquietude and fragmented memory.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Education

2007   Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA, Richmond, VA 

2005   Brandeis University, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Waltham, MA

2002   Yale University, BA, New Haven, CT

Exhibitions 

2012    In From The Cold, Parade Ground, New York, NY

           Is This The Way Forward, curated by Andrew                      Murray, Bas’ik, Brooklyn, NY

2011    Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

            Ready, Set, Show, curated by Renee Bovenzi,                     Brooklyn, NY

2010    Subliminal Space, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

            I Love That Jay-Z Line, The Peddie School,                         Hightstown, NJ 

2009   Postcards From The Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, NY 

2007   So Inclined, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY

A Fugitive Sea-MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

Don't Fear For the Future, Sweetness, Gallery 5, curated by SunTek Chung, Richmond, VA

Blueprint Show, collaboration with Sebastian Bremer, Richmond, VA

2006 FAB, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

The Old Grey Whistle Test, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Color Me Bad, collaboration with Joanne Greenbaum, Richmond, VA

Primary, Mary Baldwin College, Stanton, VA

W/E Exchange, Claremont University, Claremont, CA

Capitol One, Capitol One Offices, Richmond, VA 

2005 ROYGBIV, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Festival of the Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Post-Baccalaureate Show II, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2004 Advanced Drawing Show II, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Post-Baccalarueate Show I, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Advanced Drawing Show I, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Awards 

2005 Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

2001 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, CT

Bibliography 

2006 Mapping The MFA Studio: Flow and Interchange in the First Year, Paul Ryan