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Marlene Siff, USA

 

 



 

 

 


Contact:
Marlene Siff
15 Broadview Rd.

Westport, CT 06880
www.marlenesiff.com
 

Marlene Siff has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington DC (2011), Columbia/Barnard University, NY (2011), Katonah Museum of Art, NY (2009), the Bnai Brith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC (1998), the Aldrich Museum, CT (1992), and Galerie Muse in Nagoya, Japan (1994). Her work has been sought out by major corporate and private collections around the United States, most recently for the Nevin Welcome Center at Cornell University. She was featured in an episode of Creative Women Today, on CT Cablevision (2010), and selected to appear in Years in the Making, a documentary film by Martin West (2009). Siff was born and raised in the Bronx. She graduated from the eponymous High School of Music and Art in New York (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts located near Lincoln Center), and went on to major in art at Hunter College, where she received her B.A. and was elected to Kappa Pi, the International Honorary Art Fraternity.

 

I am concerned with communicating a sense of harmony, balance, order and spirituality.
We are all confronted on a daily basis with the fragmentation of our non-linear lives, trying, as in a puzzle, to make the pieces fit together to make sense of it all.
My paintings, works on paper, and sculpture depict imagery of personal events and psychological issues. They are expressed through geometric shapes, color, light, space, texture, edges and movement each interplaying with one another engaging the viewer to participate.
Most recently, I have embarked on a series of white paintings that abandon my signature bold palette. These paintings, from the "Elements of Peace" series, pay homage to people who have been affected by war. White is soft, quiet, spiritual, unadorned and full of infinite possibilities. My intention is to create an architectural space for rest, retreat, connection, reflection and identification.
The multi-dimensionality and multi-layering of my work reference what one must uncover to penetrate the illusions of reality and reach the mystery and essence of the soul.


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

In Perpetuity, 2012 Acrylic on Linen 18x57x12 in., $35,000
Shifting Balance, 2012 Acrylic on Linen 60x60x10 in., 25,000
Humanity, 2012 Acrylic on Linen 36x46x18 in., $30,000
     


 

 

 

 

Entente Cordiale, 2012 Acrylic on Linen 75x45x13 in., $40,000

Survival, 2011 Acrylic on Linen 25x52x10 in., $25,000

Full Spectrum, 2011 Acrylic on Linen 18x64x17 in., $35,000

     


 

 

 

 

Truth, Politics, Lies, 2011 Acrylic on Linen 42 x40 x16 in., $25,000

History and Geography, 2012 Acrylic on Linen 63x57 x15 in., $30,000

Neo Gothic, 2012 Acrylic on Linen 45x75x13 in., $40,000