BFA 1967, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Painting and Printmaking)
Greenhouse Gases, 2019
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
30 x 24 inches
Marjorie Morrow is an abstract painter in New York’s Catskill Mountains, relocating there after 50 years in Manhattan. She focuses on developing special collaborations, most recently the four-person “RE: Nature” at Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, New York. She created Art Orbit®, an online presentation featuring her art and collectors. Recent exhibits include a two-person show at Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, and “Ask the Old Trees,” in Callicoon, New York. Her work is a permanent part of the 9/11 Memorial Artists Registry in New York City.
Though I am an abstract painter, my work draws inspiration from the natural landscape. I’ve focused on trees for several years, creating rubbings from the actual bark, and that has led to an involvement with environmental issues and the impact of climate change. Trees represent what has sustained us, and the vulnerability that lies ahead. In my mixed-media paintings, I contrast fabricated grids with textures found in nature as a metaphor for our dilemma – human coexistence with the natural world.