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gallery artist: marie anthony

about the artist

Education
2016
MFA, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2014
Coursework in the Low Residency MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1990
BA, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

1989-2010
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Coursework in the Diploma Program

1983-1989
Worcester Center for Craft, Worcester, MA
Coursework in ceramics, metalsmithing, enameling

1983-1989
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Coursework in watercolor, drawing, and mixed media

Work Experience
1994-present
Freelance Artist & Art Educator, Marie Anthony Art

2010-2013
Private Art Workshop Teacher, Various Locations

1998
Art Workshop Facilitator, Farragut School, Boston, MA

1993-2013
Personal Shopper, Bloomingdale’s, Chestnut Hill, MA

1990-1993
Co-Manager, The Limited, Burlington, MA
Co-Manager, The Limited, Newton, MA
Co-Manager, The Limited, Worcester, MA

Exhibition Record
2016
Tethered, Atelier 535, Boston, MA
She Comes in Rags, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2015
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

2014
Print in Color, William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Boston, MA

1992
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.