Offramp Gallery = 1702 Lincoln Avenue = Pasadena, CA 91103 = 626.298.6931 
Marilyn Cvitanic: Watercolors
February 21 - March 21, 2010
Opening Reception, Sunday, February 21, 2-5pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, March 21, 2-5pm

Marilyn Cvitanic
New York, NY


I began painting fifteen years ago, soon after finishing a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis at the RAND Graduate School. Having spent most of my life in academia up to that point, I wanted to experience making art in the most fresh, organic way possible and purposely steered clear of any formal instruction. While taking an intuitive approach towards my work, I voraciously read about art and visited galleries and museums to learn about all aspects of other artists’ work and their creative process, as well as the business of the art world. Initially I had no idea where my interest in painting would take me. I discovered the process of making art, the cycle of observation and creation an utterly compelling one. 
Like many artists, I initially began painting figuratively, but I’m rarely interested in literal depictions of the world around me. Fantasy elements immediately appeared in my work. In recent years the physical characteristics of my environment has become a major influence on my work. The right-angles and verticality of Manhattan’s landscape have lead to the abstract paintings that figure prominently in my portfolio.


Solo Shows:

Biological Architecture 2, Croatian Consulate, New York City 

- Pluto is Not a Planet, Bowery Poetry Club, New York City

Paintings by Marilyn Cvitanic, Galerija Naraca, Split, Croatia

- Recent Work, Galerija Servantes, Milna on Brac, Croatia

- Biological Architecture, Galerija Mavrus, Porec, Croatia
Selected Group Shows

The Eclectic World of Gad, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, California 
- Friends of Tin Ujevic, Municipal Gallery, Vrgorac, Croatia

Blagdanska Izlozbu (Holiday Exhibition) Galerija Naraca, Split, Croatia
- Art Interpreting Nature, Project Flowershop, Brooklyn, NYC

Faculty Art Show , College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY

- Critters, Thirdstone Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

Group Show, Sacred Arts Gallery, New York City, NY
Art and the Garden, Walker-Kornbkuth Art Gallery, Fairlawn, NJ

The Mermaid Show, The Right Bank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Abstractions, Polo Gallery, Edge Water, NJ

Dreamscapes, Peretz Gallery, New York City, NY

Cvitanic and Barnet, Paintings and Sculpture, St. Margaret’s House,
New Horizons Gallery, New York, NY

Femme Vitales (guest artist), Times Square Hotel, New York, NY
Group Show, Francesca Anderson Gallery, Lexington, MA
Christmas Group Show, Winslow Gallery, New York, NY

The Figure, Amsterdam's Restaurant, New York , NY
- Group Show, The Bonaventure Gallery, New York City, NY

Community Culture, 12 Port Authority, New York, NY

Paintings currently represented by:

Pierogi Gallery
Williamsburg, New York City (2004- present)

Galerija Servantes, 
Milna on Brac, Croatia

Galerija Naranca, Split, Croatia


Marilyn Cvitanic, Over Giant Ferns, 2009, watercolor on paper, 
10" x 7"
Marilyn Cvitanic, Bugs in the Soup, 2009, watercolor on paper, 
14" x 10"
Marilyn Cvitanic, Astro-Mancy, 2009, watercolor on paper, 
10" x 7"
Marilyn Cvitanic, Teaflower, 2009, watercolor on paper, 
14" x 10"
Marilyn Cvitanic, September 25, 2009, watercolor on paper, 
14" x 10"