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gallery artist: marie anthony

about the artist

MFA, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Coursework in the Low Residency MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

BA, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Coursework in the Diploma Program

Worcester Center for Craft, Worcester, MA
Coursework in ceramics, metalsmithing, enameling

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Coursework in watercolor, drawing, and mixed media

Work Experience
Freelance Artist & Art Educator, Marie Anthony Art

Private Art Workshop Teacher, Various Locations

Art Workshop Facilitator, Farragut School, Boston, MA

Personal Shopper, Bloomingdale’s, Chestnut Hill, MA

Co-Manager, The Limited, Burlington, MA
Co-Manager, The Limited, Newton, MA
Co-Manager, The Limited, Worcester, MA

Exhibition Record
Tethered, Atelier 535, Boston, MA
She Comes in Rags, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Friendsgiving, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA
Open House Show, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA
Sparring Partners, MassArt Center for Community Partnerships, Boston, MA
First Year Show, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA

Print in Color, William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Boston, MA

Marie Anthony (solo show), Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Professional Affiliations
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Corporate Loans
Information Profits, Boston, MA
Moontoast, Boston, MA

Artist Residency
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2016

artist's statement

I embrace experimentation within the spheres of oil painting, printmaking, and mixed media. I engage in a reactive process with the work while remaining attentive to issues of formalism, process, and materiality.

I operate within the realms of abstraction and the nonobjective.  My images demonstrate a lack of adherence to the laws of gravity, perspective, depth of field, realistic color, and dimensionality. The work displays an internal logic in the pictorial field. Visual ambiguity releases the viewer from deciphering a specific narrative, or an articulated content. One is free to extrapolate a highly personal meaning from the cloaked, torqued, or distorted elements of the original subject matter.

Color holds a position of honor in my practice, and offers opportunity for exploration and discovery. Surface, materiality, line, and shape hold court beside color. These formal elements, my chosen source materials, the medium, and the act of creating then coalesce to give form to the finished work.