Member Since: January 2011
Marilyn Henrion has been creating original artworks for corporate, healthcare and residential interiors for over 25 years.
Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Newark Museum,Newark, NJ, ... more
|Artist Statement:||Marilyn Henrion has been creating original artworks for corporate, healthcare and residential interiors for over 25 years.
Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Newark Museum,Newark, NJ, the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland, the U.S. Embassy in Pnom Penh, Cambodia, Avaya Corporation, Lucent Technologies, among many others. She is represented in the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art in Washington, DC.
Applying contemporary aesthetic sensibilities to traditional textile techniques and combining them with modern technologies, the artist celebrates that irregular and intimate quality of things made by the human hand. Created with the finest materials and museum-quality craftsmanship, she transforms the medium into a vehicle for sophisticated visual expressions with strong graphic impact.
The geometric abstraction of Henrion‘s earlier works were deeply rooted in the urban geometry of her surroundings as a life-long New Yorker. In 2010, with the introduction of her Soft City series, those origins became explicit in mixed media works based on digitally manipulated photographic images of her Soho neighborhood. In her latest series, Windows, the artist’s eye expands to include other cities and towns in which she has traveled, focusing on the symbolism of the window. Much as Edward Hopper had done in the last century, Henrion synthesizes and transforms the "facts" of the material world to reflect her own experience of a particular place.
|Education:||Graduate of the Cooper Union College of Arts & Sciences and Fordham University|
|Awards & Distinctions:||HONORS & AWARDS
2008 Niche Magazine Award
2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award
2003 Brisons Veor Trust, Artist Residency Fellowship, Cape Cornwall England
Invited by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art to donate all personal and professional papers,
sketchbooks, journals, etc. to the archives for their permanent collection.
1999 New York State Craft Alliance Grant
1997 Friends of Fiber Art International Grant
1996 Nihon Vogue Grant
1995/96 Grant from The ArtsLink Partnership
|Exhibitions:||Eight solo exhibitions at Noho Gallery, NYC, NY (2000-2010)
Other solo exhibitions include Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Galerie Gora, Montreal, Canada, Bayer Corporation, Wayne, NJ, Merrill Lynch, NJ, Amer. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science.Washington, DC, etc.
Over 100 group exhibitions in the US, Japan,Taiwan, and Europe.
|Artist Tags:||textiles, art quilt, digital photography, hand stitching, urban landscape, geometric abstraction|