Marjorie Van Cura

EDUCATION

 

Master of Fine Arts, Painting, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993
Additional Studies, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1998-99

EXHIBITIONS

 

Carry Weight, Hold Light, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, IL, 2020

Material Abstraction, Flow 305 Gallery, Miami, FL, 2019 (online exhibition)
Green: The Impossible Color, The Painting Center, New York, NY, 2019
Favorites, Flow 305 Gallery, Miami, FL, 2019 (online exhibition)
Drawing Obsessions, Pathchogue Art Gallery, Patchogue, NY, 2019
de/Constructing Worlds, UMass NYPOP Gallery, New York, NY, 2018
Fever: Artists Take On Climate Change, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY, 2018
Making Connections II, Henry DeFord Gallery, Citibank, Long Island City, NY, 2017
Making Connections I, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY, 2017
Over the Bridge III, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, 2017
2017 Juried Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, 2017
Fall Salon Show 2016, LIC Arts Open, Long Island City, NY, 2016
Connections: Artists Selecting Artists, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, 2016
Long Island City Artists @ The Historic Falchi Building, Long Island City, NY, 2015, 2016
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art @ Scope New York 2015, New York, NY, 2015
Over The Bridge, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, 2015
Annual Invitational, Outlet Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Kolektiv1 One Night – Wine + Jazz for Art, Liederkranz Club at the Phipps Mansion, New York, NY, 2014
Summer Remix, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY 2014
Long Island Open Studios, Reis Studios, Long Island City, 2014
Color My World, SPACEWOMb Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
Adieu September, SPACEWOMb Gallery, Long Island City, NY, 2013
Calicornucopia, Calico Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
GO! Brooklyn Art Open Studios, organized by the Brooklyn Museum, 2012
Northside Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY 2012
What I Know, New York Center for Art & Media Studies, Bethel University, New York, NY, 2012
Surrealism: Twenty Artists from the Neighborhood Wrestle Their Unconscious, Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, 2011
Northside Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY 2011
Rhythm: Marjorie Van Cura & Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Yes! Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Science Fiction, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2010
BLITZ!, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Marjorie Van Cura: Recent Works, Kill Devil Hill Boutique, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Precedent: A Contemporary Survey of Fine Arts Through PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
Freedom’s Feast Dinner Plate Collection, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY 2009
Greenpoint Open Studios, Marie Taillefer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Unsound Practice, Dutch Kills Gallery, Long Island City, NY, 2009
Painting Pink Pajamas, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL, 2008
Together Forever, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
PennDesign New York Chapter Alumni Art Show, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
Marjorie Van Cura: Chimeras & Other Visual Trickery, Small Works Gallery, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY, 2007
Country Mouse/City Mouse, Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts, Rouses Point, NY, 2007
Winter Ball 2007 Auction, The New York Junior League, New York, NY, 2007
Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York, NY, 2005
An Artist’s Christmas, auction to benefit Camp Fire USA, Fort Worth, TX, 2005
Rider Project 2005, Dumbo and Chelsea neighborhoods, NY, 2005
Artist Flat Files, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2005-present
Rider Project Art Auction, Idiom Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY, 2004
Manifesto? Art Without Consensus, Asterisk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2004
Douglas Dibble Memorial Art Auction, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY, 2003
Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition [Juror: Ann Landi], DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2002
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Class of 2002, The Power Plant, Philadelphia, PA, 2002
Fox Family All Campus Juried Competition, Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2001 & 2002
Large Print Show, Meyerson Hall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2001 & 2002
Folio 2001, Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
Annual Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA, 1999 & 2000
National Exhibition of Women’s Art [Juror: Leslie Jones, MOMA], SOHO20 Gallery, New York, NY, 1998
16th Annual Juried Exhibition [Juror: Ivan Karp, OK Harris Gallery], Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY, 1998
Windows Art Project, Art Beat Festival, Somerville, MA, 1997 & 1998
BAC Faculty & Staff Exhibit 97-98, Boston Architectural Center Gallery, Boston, MA, 1998
Marjorie Van Cura: Surface Journeys, Cambridge Center Art Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 1996
National Juried Visual Art Competition, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY, 1995

 

TEACHING/LECTURE EXPERIENCE

Panelist, New York Professional Outreach Program, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2016, 2017, 2018
Instructor, PS36 Margaret Douglas School students, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY, 2006-2018
Juror, Art Above the Sofa, New York Arts Etc., New York, NY, 2017
Instructor, Artist Workshop Series, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY, 2008, 2010, 2013
Artist Talk, Artist Lecture Series, curated by Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Christopher Schade and Michael Lee, Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY, 2013
Artist Talk, Painting I, York College, Jamaica, NY, 2011
Artist Talk, Women in Design and Planning, University of Pennsylvania Career Services, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
Artist Talk, for Chimeras & Other Visual Trickery, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY, 2007
Guest Critic, Light Color & Design I, Munson-Williams-Proctor School, Pratt Institute, Utica, NY 2006
Teaching Assistant, Screen-printing I, Parsons School of Design, Printmaking Department, New York, NY, 2004
Guest Critic, School of Architecture & Planning, Catholic University, Washington, DC, 2004
Guest Critic, Painting I, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, 2002-2004
Instructor, Drawing I, University of Pennsylvania, College of General Studies, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
Instructor, Portraiture, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, 2001
Instructor, Collage/Assemblage, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, 2001
Teaching Assistant, Color Theory and Application, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
Teaching Assistant, Digital Imaging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2000 & 2002
Instructor, Freehand Drawing, Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA, 1998 & 1999  

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

Teaching Instructorship, Drawing I, College of General Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
Teaching Assistantship, Color Theory and Application, Fine Arts Department, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
Teaching Assistantship, Digital Imaging, Fine Arts Department, University of Pennsylvania, 2000 & 2002
School of Fine Arts Scholar, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 2000-2002
Chancellor Talent Award (full tuition), Fine Arts Department, University of Massachusetts, 1990-1993
Pierce Fund Scholar, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 1989-1993

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

Green: The Impossible Color, The Painting Center, New York, NY, 2019 (catalogue)

Andrew, Jason. “LIC Open studios: 10 Must See Artists,” Norte Maar, May 19, 2016         
Neal, Patrick. “An Antidote to the Art Fairs: Open Studios in Long Island City,” Hyperallergic, May 15, 2015
International Contemporary Artists, Vol VII, ICA Publishing, New York, NY, 2013      
Gynd, Peter. “In the Studio: with Marjorie Van Cura,” Northside Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY, May 7, 2011
Billard, Mary.  “A Greenpoint Stroll,” The New York Times, June 10, 2010, pE5
Smith, Jill.  “The Ties That Bond Us,” NY Arts Magazine, January/February 2009
Kenyon, Theo Jean.  “Visual Thrill Ride,” Peoria Journal Star: ArtsPlus, Peoria, IL, November 2, 2008
Freedman, Matt and Paul Krainak. Painting Pink Pajamas exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL, 2008
"Calendar of Exhibits, Events and Programs," Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY, September-December 2008, p14  
Plus Five: 2007 MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007  
News, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, March/April 2002 
Freedman, Matt. "MFA Thesis 2002 Gallery Notes," University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002
"Somerville's Bursting Art Scene," Cambridge TAB, Cambridge, MA, April 28, 2000
"Come On In: Open-Studios Events Galore," The Improper Bostonian, Boston, MA, May 3-16, 2000
Jones, Leslie. "MOMA Press Release: Fourth International Exhibition of Women's Art," Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY, August 1998.
“The Entertainment Line: On the Surface,” The Cambridge Chronicle, Cambridge, MA, September 12-18, 1996

 

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