Marylyn Dintenfass

KISSED BY NIGHTSHADE, 2012 
Oil on canvas, 112 x 231 inches
 

  • KISSED BY NIGHTSHADE, 2012 
    Oil on canvas, 112 x 231 inches
     

  • VENOM OF SUGGESTION, 2012 
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

     

  • SWEETLY SUBSUMED, 2012  
    Oil on canvas, 103 x 154 inches
     

  • KISS AND SWELL, 2012
    Collograph, 44 x 33 inch
    Artist Proof
    Edition of 5

     

    A.P. - SOLD
     

  • SWOON IN BLOOM, 2012
    Collograph, 44 x 33 inch
    Artist Proof     
    Edition of 5

     

    A.P. - SOLD
     

  • CYAN SIREN, 2012
    Collograph, 44 x 33 inch
    Artist Proof 
    Edition of 5

     

    A.P. - SOLD
     

  • BELLADONNA BLEW, 2012
    Collograph, 44 x 33 inch
    Artist Proof     
    Edition of 5

     

    A.P. - SOLD
     

  • VEIN OF MY EXISTENCE, 2012 
    Oil on panel, 34 x 34 inches
     

  • WHEN THE SUN SHONE   
    THE POISONED FLOWER
    BREATHED COLD, 2012
    Oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches
     

  • HARD ON FIRE, 2012   
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
     

  • SPREADING YEW, 2012  
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
     

  • SUN DAY TRIPPER, 2012
    Collograph, 44 x 33 inch
    Artist Proof     
    Edition of 5

     

    A.P. - SOLD
     

  • PARTNER OF YOUR MYSTERIES, 2012
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 inches
     

  • DRINKING DECEIT, 2012  
    Oil on panel, 34 x 34 inches
     

  • CYMBALIC CODA, 2011
    31 ½ x 31 ½ inches
    Ultra Violet Etching
    From the portfolio PERFECT PITCH: FIVE CHROMA CHORDS, 2011
     

  • LEAVING LENOX LOUNGE, 2011
    31 ½ x 31 ½ inches
    Ultra Violet Etching
    From the portfolio PERFECT PITCH: FIVE BLACK KEYS, 2011
     

  • NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO, 2010                
    Oil on panel, 34 x 85 inches
     

  • STICKSHIFT, KNEES, AND THIGHS, 2010                 
    Oil on panel, 68 x 68 inches
     

  • COUPE DE VILLE COUP, 2009
    Oil on paper, Monotype, 35 x 35 inches
     

  • GRAPE TOOTSIE SAGOL, 2009
    Oil on paper, 26 x 20 inches
     

biography

Marylyn Dintenfass is an internationally renowned artist whose provocative abstract forms embody a sense of “nothing is ever what it seems”. The autobiographical references in her work blend art and life, the abstract and the representational, as they both conceal and confess. Dintenfass’ intuitive gestural abstractions mesh color, light, line, and sensually layered glazed surfaces to achieve a heightened visual synergy and a dynamic balance of color and form. Enigmatic and hypnotic, her images profess the contradictory and symbiotic dualities at the core of all life’s experiences.

Marylyn Dintenfass has been exclusively represented by Driscoll Babcock Galleries since 2007. Her 2011 exhibition, Souped Up / Tricked Out, at Babcock Galleries, and her 2012 exhibition, Drop Dead Gorgeous at Driscoll Babcock Galleries, were both selected as one of “The Year’s Top 100 shows” by Modern Painters Magazine. Driscoll Babcock has presented two additional solo exhibitions of her work: Parallel Park (2010), and Good & Plenty Juicy (2009). Dintenfass has had solo exhibitions nationwide including the Flint Institute of Arts, MI; Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL; Katonah Museum of Art, NY; the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson; Greenville County Museum of Art, SC; and Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY.

Dintenfass’ work is represented in major public, corporate and private collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Arts and Design, New York; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Danmarks Keramikmuseum, Grimmerhaus, Denmark; The Flint Institute of Arts, MI; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and in museums in Denmark and Italy. Her 2010 Parallel Park installation at the Lee County Justice Center in Fort Myers, Florida is one of the largest and most noteworthy public art projects of the last decade.

Dintenfass has twice been a MacDowell Fellow and has received both an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and two Project Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded the Silver Medal at the 1st International Ceramics Festival, Mino, Japan, and The Ravenna Prize at the 45th International Competition of Contemporary Ceramics, Faenza, Italy.  She was, for ten years, a member of the faculty at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Additional academic appointments include Visiting Professorships at the National College of Art and Design in Bergen and Oslo, Norway, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada, and Hunter College in New York City.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dintenfass lives and works in New York, NY.

 

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Marylyn Dintenfass Oculus Catalogues Now Available
October 25, 2015

Essay by Julie Baumgardner & Introduction by Aliza Edelman

26 color plates + 13 color illustrations  

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Oculus, a new publication for the latest body of paintings on canvas and paper by Marylyn Dintenfass is now available. This series began for Dintenfass as a methodical, process-oriented exercise, exploring the expressive and technical possibilities of circles, and grew into a meditative celebration of the architectural Oculus.

Marylyn Dintenfass: Painted Anthology at the Morrison Gallery
August 24- October 15, 2015

Marylyn Dintenfass: Painted Anthology, a survey exhibition the artist’s major themes from the last several years, opens August 24, 2015 at the Morrison Gallery, The University of Minnesota, Morris. In this selection of works, Dintenfass explores various dichotomies and intersections that draw from the seductive danger of candy, the iconic Postwar muscle car, and the expressive intersections between visual art and music; a preview of Dintenfass’s newest body of work, Oculus, is also on view. This exhibition of major works gives an overview of Dintenfass’s vision: her gestural mark making, uncanny sense of color, and diverse application of the circular motif transformed across various media and scales.

Works by Marylyn Dintenfass at PULSE Miami 2013
December 05, 2013

Driscoll Babcock is exhibiting at PUSLE Miami, December 5-8, 2013 at the Ice Palace Studios in Miami, Florida. PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to comtemporary art.

Driscoll Babcock's booth will feature works by Marylyn Dintenfass from her critically-acclaimed exhibition, Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Click here for fair information, including ticket purchasing and the full list of exhibitors

Marylyn Dintenfass Catalogues Are Now Available
October 01, 2013
Published 2013
Author: Scott Indrisek
With introduction by John Driscoll, Ph.D. 

Drop Dead Gorgeous is Marylyn Dintenfass' latest body of brilliant chromatic abstractions evoking a representational narrative about nature's fatally duplicitous markets. Her work has always embodied the uneasy theme of "things are not what they seem." Here she explores the intricate metaphorical nature of her own relationship with visual reality and abstraction, with seeing and perception, with what is known and what is sensed. Dintenfass' savoring of the duality of blessings and curses is revealed in these new canvases, which draw their inspriation from some of nature's most beautiful yet dangerous plants.

64-page hardcover with full color plates

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