Marlene Weisman
Medium: Collage and Mixed Media

Studio Location:
255 18th Street
Studio # 6



Artist Bio:
Marlene Weisman is a Brooklyn, NY based artist and graphic designer. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of venues including MoMA, Islip Art Museum, the BRIC Media House, NARS Foundation Gallery, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Gallery 440, Shapeshifter Lab, and others. Some of her early Xerox transfer art pieces were acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and were included in the recent exhibition "Club 57; Film, Performance and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983". (She also appears in a MoMA YouTube video related to this work). Her work was featured in a solo exhibit at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, titled "Making The Mundane Marvelous, Transformations in Mixed Media". As a graphic designer, she began her career in the music industry, and later became an in-house graphic artist for several seasons at Saturday Night Live, sharing a production Emmy with her colleagues in 1992. Currently, her graphic design assignments include print design, including logos, book and album cover design, promotional posters.

Artist Statement:
Good artists copy, great artists steal, and even greater artists take risks, with all kinds of unconventional materials. Because I'm hoping to re-define collage for the 21st century, I've lately been experimenting with layering found, kitsch 3D lenticular images, distressing them into abstraction, and then incorporating these with my own mark-making, collage, transfers and painting. Overall, my collage work is as eclectic as my interests. Start with a dollop of Dada, stirred with statements about material culture, feminism, and today's world. Add in 1960s Pop Art, a dash of Fluxus, and a pinch of Joseph Cornell, then shake well.

All images and text copyright Marlene Weisman