As a frenetic enthusiast, I examine simultaneous flows in nature. Embracing all energetic forces as more than arbitrary occurrences. Repeated formations emerge reflecting natural patterns found in widely different circumstances. Coincidental connections supersede design in order to unlock a deeper grasp of our transient existence.
Each work attempts to reconcile the dichotomy between flux and stasis, order and chaos. Institutional methods bound by function are pit against the unstoppable forces of nature. The forces that no matter how powerful civilization deems itself we are unable to control.
Artist Bio / CV
Marci MacGuffie has had solo exhibitions at Singapore Science Center: Ars Electronica, iTokyo, Creative Korea, Real Art Ways, ArtSpace-NH, Fairfield University, and Baumgartner Gallery in NYC. Her selected group exhibitions Jason McCoy Gallery, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Eighth Veil, Glass Curtain Gallery, Roebling Hall, Goff and Rosenthal (Berlin), Baumgartner Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum and White Box. She has installed in the following non-for-profit spaces: Coastal Carolina University, ISE Cultural Center, Rotunda Gallery, Smack Mellon, Exit Art, The Discovery Museum, Montserrat College of Art, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Her honors include: 2010-08 Art Ready: High School Mentor, 2010-06 Smack Mellon Benefit Committee, 2007 Mid-Atlantic Creative Arts Fellow, 2007 Millay Colony resident fellow, 2004-2001 Visiting Artist and Adjunct Faculty: Fairfield University, 2004 Puffin Foundation Grant, 2001 Selected for Library of Congress and 2001 Exposure Award from Discovery Museum. Her work has been reviewed in: NY Magazine, Time Out Singapore, Forbes Life, Yale Daily News, Brooklyn Rail, NY Press, AM New York, Vanity Fair, Vox Magazine, Art Net.com and the New York Times. MacGuffies work is included in the book titled, “Art in Action, Nature, Creativity and our Collective Future” published by Palace Press/ Earth Aware Editions and "After Stanley Donen" an anthology edited by Jibade-Khalil Huffman
She studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2001), Rhode Island School of Design (MFA Painting 2000) and Cornell University (BFA 1995). Born Chicago, IL, Marci MacGuffie currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.