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Marion Schneider

Artist Statement

For many years I was a Senior Art Director in the corporate and advertising world winning many graphic design awards over the years.

As a painter I love the freedom that painting affords me. I am passionate about color, light and shadow, but underlying it all is my strong design sense that gives a structure to my work that is essential to forming dynamic compositions that engage the viewer.

My most recent work is very urban in nature, inspired by taxicabs in New York City. Not only do the colors excite me, but the movement and dynamic energy they create as they move throughout the city creating patterns and interacting with people in different ways. I work from my own photographs taken in the city in all kinds of weather and light. In the computer I do a lot of pre work editing the images before beginning a painting.

I work in both acrylics, watercolor and pastels.


As an Art Director who was influential in the Graphic Design and Advertising world for over 35 years, Marion’s strong design background has had a tremendous influence on her painting. It has formed a basic structure and way of seeing the world that dominates her work with bold design, a strong passion for color and unique space arrangement. Her intense love of color, pattern, edge playfulness, and extreme light and shadow are strong themes that are always evident in her paintings.

Syracuse University- BFA, Magna Cum Laude
San Franciso Art Institute - Continuing Education Program in Filmmaking
Purchase College(SUNY): Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting (1996-2008)
Silvermine Art Guild - Pastels, Watercolor, Figurative Painting

USA Bank, 601 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY - 2 person show through March 2011
City of Berkeley, CA, Center Street Gallery Show - 2 person show - December, 2010 through March, 2011
National Association of Women Artists - Small Works Exhibiton - Feb.- March 2010
Greenwich Art Society Juried Show- Bendheim Gallery - 2/10
Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry- Juried Small Works Show - 1/10
Eight: 8/09 - Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild Spotlight Show - August 09
Slvermine Guild Student Show - New Canaan, CT - Sterling Pastel Award - 7/09
Rye Arts Center Members Show - Best In Show: Acrylic Painting 6/09
Juried Small Works Show - Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild - 5/09 - Best In Show
The Retreat Juried Show - Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY - 5/09
Greenwich Art Society - 4/09 - Spirit of Youth
Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild - A gift of Art - 12/08
Juried Small Works Show - MAG - 9/08
Associates Show - MAG - 3/08 - Second Prize
Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild Open Juried Small Works Show - 3/06
Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry- Juried Small Works Show - 1/06
Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild Open Juried Small Works Show - Honorable Mention - 3/05
Celebrate Us - Art Show of “Artists at PepsiCo” - PepsiCo World Headquarters - 3/05
Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry - Juried show of Small Works - 1/05
Art Expo at Purchase College - 5/04
55th Annual Art of the Northeast - Silvermine Guild Arts Center - 5/04
The Museum Gallery, White Plains, NY - 3/04
Mainstream Studio Artists' Show - Macy Gallery, North White Plains, NY - 5/00
Bridge Gallery, White Plains, NY - 7/99
Mamaroneck Artist's Guild- Active Member's Show - 6/98
Art Society of Greenwich Juried Show, Gertrude White Gallery - 2/96
Mamaroneck Artists' Guild Associate Member's Show - 1/96
Oresman Gallery at Larchmont Public Library-(two person show) - 6/96
Hudson River Contemporary Artists Juried Show-Lehman College Art Gallery - 7/96
Old Greenwich Art Society Juried Show - 9/96
Upstream Gallery Juried Show of Small Works - 1/97
Mamaroneck Artist's Guild "Cool Jazz" Show- First Prize - 2/97
Lever House Gallery, New York - 7/97
Work in Many Private Collections

Acrylics, Oils, Watercolor, Pastel, Collage.
Membership Organizations:
Graphic Artists Guild, Art Directors' Club of NY, Art Society of Greenwich, Old Greenwich Art Society, Hudson River Contemporary Artists,
Rye Arts Center, Mamaroneck Artists' Guild, Katonah Museum Artists’ Association.

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