Marlene Siff was born in New York City and raised in the Bronx. She was an art honors student at the eponymous High School of Music and Art (now LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts located near Lincoln Center). She graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. degree majoring in Fine Arts, and was elected to Kappa Pi, the Honorary Arts Society.
Marlene Siff's work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad. Selected exhibitions include Scope Art Miami, Katonah Museum of Art, Embraer Executive Jets Showroom, Eastern Kentucky University, Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, National Institutes of Health, Bergdorf Goodman, Columbia/Barnard University, Walter Wickiser Gallery, University of Texas, Calvin Charles Gallery, Premium Lounge of American Airlines at Miami International Airport, Red Dot Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Times Square Billboard Premiere Event, Arts Westchester, The Aldrich Museum, Attleboro Arts Museum, Mattatuck Museum, and The New Britain Museum of American Art.
Marlene's assemblage, Fallen Heroes Afghanistan, is on exhibition in Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes' office at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Her painting Peace/War is part of the permanent collection of the B'Nai Brith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington DC and her work on paper Pluie et Soleil is on permanent exhibition in the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center at Cornell University. Marlene's painting Staccato and 6 framed maquettes were on exhibition in 2018, with a paid honorarium, in the corporate headquarters lobby of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, NY.
Marlene was featured in an episode of Creative Women Today, on CT Cablevision, and selected to appear in Years In The Making, a documentary film by Martin West. In May 2018 Marlene was chosen to be featured in a short film to celebrate a selection of women from the arts community in Westport, CT. Entitled 13 Women, the film was produced by the Westport Arts Center for the Hall of Femme Gala. The September/October 2018 20th Anniversary issue of Westport Magazine features Marlene as one of "9 active artists that you must know now."
Since 2014 Marlene has been juried into 80 competitions throughout the United States and has won 28 awards.
Marlene Siff works in her home-based studio in Westport, CT.
Hunter College, New York City – B.A., 1957, Concentration: Fine Arts
High School of Music & Art, New York City – 1953, Concentration: Art
2018: Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, Colorful Abstractions, Best in Show Award for Elegy
2018: Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY, HerStory 2018, Featured Artist Award for Legato
2018: Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, Open International Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention for Per Aspera ad Astra
2018: Westport Arts Center, 13 Women, featured in a short film for the Hall of Femme Gala celebrating 13 women from the Westport arts community.
2018: Mattatuck Museum, MIXMASTER@theMatt Juried Art Exhibition, Second Prize for Entente Cordiale
2018 : Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention for Neo Gothic
2017: Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, "Artist Spotlight" 3-D Category Solo Art Exhibition Winner
2017 : Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Corporate Headquarters Lobby, Tarrytown, NY, Staccato, July 2017 through August 2018
2017: The Artbox/Project, Basel, EuroAirport, Swiss side, Saint-Louis, France, Basel 1.0, Certificate of Recognition, Neo Gothic
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018: The Dairy Center for Arts, Boulder CO, Elements of Peace (Rebecca Cuscaden, Visual Arts Curator)
2017: Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, Artist Spotlight Solo Online Art Exhibition (Valerie Hoffman, Gallery Director)
2018: Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, Colorful Abstractions, Online Exhibition
2018: The Healing Power of Art & Artists, New York, NY, Artists for World Peace Online Exhibition (Juror: Renée Phillips, Founder and Director of Manhattan Arts International)
2018: Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY, HerStory, Online Art Exhibition (Jurors: Renée Phillips, Founder and Director of Manhattan Arts International)
2018: Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, Open International, Online Art Exhibition
2018: Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA, 2018 National Prize Show, (Jurors: Michelle Grabner, Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Jessica Hong, Assistant Curator, ICA Boston, MA; Jamillah James, Curator, ICA Los Angeles, CA)
2018: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, BWAC Wide Open 9, (Juror: Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY)
2018: Stricoff Gallery, New York, NY, Artbox.Projects, New York 1.0 Juried Art Exhibition
2018: Embraer Executive Jets, Executive Showroom, Melbourne, FL, History and Geography and Triage, January 1 – December 31, 2018.
2018: Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, MIXMASTER Juried Art Exhibition (Juror: Sara Shaoul, Director, 601 Artspace, New York)
2018: Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition (Jurors: Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee)
2017: Allouche Gallery, New York, NY, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Regional Finalist, (Bombay Sapphire National Curator: Andre Guichard)
2017: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Black & White, Brooklyn, NY (Juror: Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator for 19th Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
2017: ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY (Juror: Kathleen Reckling, Gallery Director, ArtsWestchester)
2017: Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, NJC: Works on Paper Exhibition Summer 2017 (Juror: Jane Panetta, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York)
2017: Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, Line: A National Juried Exhibition 2017 (Juror: Kelly Bennett, Program Officer/Exhibitions Curator for the MA Cultural Council)
2017: New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain CT, Nor' Easter 47th Annual Juried Members Exhibition (Juror: Sarah Fritchey, Curator and Director at Artspace, New Haven, CT; Min Jung Kim, Director of New Britain Museum of American Art)
2017: Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, MixMaster@TheMatt Juried Art Exhibition (Juror: Meg White, Director/Owner of Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA)