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
website

Statement

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.

 
Resume

Solo Shows:

2007 
Biological Architecture 2, Croatian Consulate, New York City 

2006
- Pluto is Not a Planet, Bowery Poetry Club, New York City

Paintings by Marilyn Cvitanic, Galerija Naraca, Split, Croatia

2005 
- Recent Work, Galerija Servantes, Milna on Brac, Croatia

2004 
- Biological Architecture, Galerija Mavrus, Porec, Croatia
 
Selected Group Shows

2007 
The Eclectic World of Gad, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, California 
- Friends of Tin Ujevic, Municipal Gallery, Vrgorac, Croatia

2006 
Blagdanska Izlozbu (Holiday Exhibition) Galerija Naraca, Split, Croatia
- Art Interpreting Nature, Project Flowershop, Brooklyn, NYC

2002
Faculty Art Show , College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY

2001
- Critters, Thirdstone Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

1999
Group Show, Sacred Arts Gallery, New York City, NY
Art and the Garden, Walker-Kornbkuth Art Gallery, Fairlawn, NJ

1998
The Mermaid Show, The Right Bank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Abstractions, Polo Gallery, Edge Water, NJ

1997
Dreamscapes, Peretz Gallery, New York City, NY

1995
Cvitanic and Barnet, Paintings and Sculpture, St. Margaret’s House,
New Horizons Gallery, New York, NY

1994
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

1992 
The Figure, Amsterdam's Restaurant, New York , NY
- Group Show, The Bonaventure Gallery, New York City, NY

1991
Community Culture, 12 Port Authority, New York, NY

Paintings currently represented by:

Pierogi Gallery
Williamsburg, New York City (2004- present)
website: pierogi2000.com

Galerija Servantes, 
Milna on Brac, Croatia

Galerija Naranca, Split, Croatia
contact: pavo.studionaranca@gmail.com


 

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"
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