Marlene Weisman

I'm a Brooklyn, NY based artist working in collage, painting, drawing, and 3D assemblage. I find endless inspiration incorporating everyday materials into my pieces. I find that the playful use of ephemera in art can make serious universal statements about contemporary values, material culture, feminism, and can reflect a society that sometimes seems to be spinning out of control.  My experiences as an artist living through some cool eras of New York City, and as a career person and mother has provided me with a range of subject matter to express.

My work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, and was exhibited in the Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983. My work has also been exhibited in the Islip Art Museum, BRIC Media House, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, NARS Foundation Gallery, 313 Butler, Shapeshifter Lab, Central Booking Gallery, and Gallery 440. I've had a solo exhibition at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, titled Making The Mundane Marvelous: Transformations in Mixed Media in 2014.

Besides my fine art practice, I am a graphic designer. My career began in the music industry, where I designed the graphics for rock, punk, and jazz artists. After that I got interested in television comedy, and ended up in an amazing gig: working in-house at Saturday Night Live for 7 seasons, designing the on-air graphics, props, and sketch logos.  My current graphic design work includes DVD package design, book covers, brochure design and other projects, many relating to silent film preservation. It can be checked out at

Photo: Bob Krasner photography

Photo: Bob Krasner photography



The Museum of Modern Art — Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 — 2017-2018

BRIC Media House (Brooklyn, NY) — OPEN (C)ALL:TRUTH (2017)

Site:Brooklyn Gallery— Cut and Paste: Contemporary Collage in Brooklyn (2017)

Shapeshifter Lab (Brooklyn NY) — The Big Tent Art Show (2016)

NARS Foundation Gallery (Brooklyn NY) — Threaded Archetypes (2106)

Brooklyn Public Library/Central Branch — solo exhibition: Making The Mundane Marvelous: Transformations in Mixed Media (2014)

Islip Art Museum (Islip NY) - Mash-Up: Collages in Mixed Media - (2014)

Brooklyn Public Library/Central Branch - Dreams and Dialogues: Artist Books, Assemblages & Other Works (2013)

Cafe DADA (Brooklyn NY) - Solo Exhibition - (2012)

440 Gallery (Brooklyn NY) - Text (2011)

Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC - Fragments in Focus - Winter 2011 (collage workshop group show)

Club 57, East Village NYC - Xerox Art Show - group show curated by Keith Haring (1980)