Willie Marlowe is a painter who has shown in over 300 solo, juried, invitational and group shows in the US and abroad. She has received awards of merit as well as purchase awards. Her work is primarily abstract, often on an intimate scale with intense colors. Her work is inspired by ancient and primitave art as well as by travel and she has produced paintings that reflect her sojourns: standing stones in England, Scotland and Ireland, glass-like transparent images from Venice, Greek temples, chatel houses in Barbados, Maya ruins in the Yucatan, voodoo imagery from New Orleans and she also has a series of triangular images in a variety of sizes and medias. Her work is included in College and University Art Collections in NC, NY, NJ and in Russia. Museum and Art Center collections include The Albany Institute of History and Art, The Rocky Mount Art Center, Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center, Washington, DC and The Wexford Art Centre, Wexford, Ireland.
She has had artist's residencies at The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, The Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Ireland, The Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy. She has been a visiting artist in Barbados, Ireland, Italy and in Russia for the Albany-Tula Alliance, Sister Cities International, Inc. As a Professor Emerita, Sage College of Albany, she served a two year term as chair of the Department of Visual Arts and taught in the Sage Colleges' International Programs, based at Somerville College, Oxford University, Trinity College, Dublin and Strathclyde University, Glasgow. She has received six faculty research grants, a grant from Artist's Space, NYC and ten SOS grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts.
BS, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,
Summer study, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.,
MFA University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho,
Post Graduate Study, Mexican Culture and Civilization, Peace College, Raleigh, NC, in The Yucatan (Merida, Mexico)
Her paintings are represented by galleries in NC, NY, Fl. and in Wexford, Ireland.
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