Marlene Weisman

I'm a Brooklyn based artist working in collage, painting, and 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, and a society that sometimes seems to be spinning out of control.  Another huge focus of my work is the roles of modern women in today's demanding world. My life experience as an artist, career person and mother has provided me with a lot of subject matter to express.

Besides mixed media art, 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.  I still have a graphic design freelance practice today, which can be checked out at marleneweismandesign.com

Photo: Bob Krasner photography

Photo: Bob Krasner photography

 

EXHIBITIONS

Brooklyn Public Library/Central Branch - solo exhibition: Making The Mundane Marvelous: Transformations in Mixed Media - Summer 2014

Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY - Mash-Up: Collages in Mixed Media - juried by Steve Lamia - Summer 2014

Colson Patisserie, Brooklyn NY - Solo Exhibition - Fall 2013

Brooklyn Public Library/Central Branch - Dreams and Dialogues: Artist Books, Assemblages & Other Works - invitational group show - Summer 2013

Cafe DADA, Brooklyn NY - Solo Exhibition - Summer 2012

440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY - Text - juried by Susan Newmark Fleminger - Spring 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