About the Artist
A graduate of Cooper Union and a lifelong New Yorker, Marilyn Henrion is represented in the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Her award-winning works have been included in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad. They are in major corporate, museum, and private collections, including the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Newark Museum, Newark NJ, the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland, the International Quilt Study Center Museum, Lincoln, NE, the U.S. State Department Embassy in Pnom Penh, Cambodia, Mitsubishi Trust & Bank, Lucent Technologies, Kaiser Permanente, Avaya Corporation, SAS Institute, Carnegie Abbey Country Club, and others. Her works have also been featured in numerous publications, including "Women Designers In The U.S.- 1900-2000", published in 2001 by Yale University Press. Among the grants she has received, was one awarded in 1996 by The Artslink Partnership, devoted to fostering excellence in the arts between the U.S. and countries of the former Soviet Union. In 2005 she was awarded a Fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts. With her 23rd solo exhibition in 2017 at Noho M55 Gallery, the artist will celebrate her 85th birthday.
About the Work
As a life-long New Yorker, Marilyn Henrion’s aesthetic vision has always been deeply rooted in the urban geometry of her surroundings, from her earlier hand-quilted geometric abstractions to the more recent mixed media linen collages. The Patchwork City series, created between 2015 and 2017, captures the energy and vitality of the ever-changing cacophony of the urban landscape.
The new works are composed of the artist’s own digitally manipulated architectural photographs which are pigment-printed on linen, cut apart and reassembled to create collages on stretched canvas. Some also incorporate hand quilting on silk, a technique present in her earlier works. Often focusing on the “window” and its metaphorical implications, Henrion transforms the “facts” of the material world to reflect her own experience of a particular place, much as Edward Hopper had done in the last century.
In addition to the original artworks, the images in this series are also available as custom-sized limited edition museum-quality prints on a variety of substrates, including archival paper, aluminum, canvas, and wood.