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Selected Exhibitions
     
2018   featured artist, Shadows and Ashes, The Peril of Nuclear Weapons, Cornell University, The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Ithaca, NY
20th Anniversary Show, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
     
2017   featured artist, Shadows and Ashes, The Peril of Nuclear Weapons, Woodrow Wilson School of International Studies, Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Contemporary International Medallic Art with Multipart Medals, Galerie h20, Kyoto, Japan
FIDEM XXXV exhibition, Queens Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
     
2016   solo exhibition, Sometimes a Butterfly, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
     
2015   solo exhibition, Flying Home, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
Prelude to the Future, Galerie h20, Kyoto, Japan
Memories, The Atomic Bombing of Japan on its 70th Anniversary, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
     
2014   TGD10 exhibition, IFAN Museum of African Arts, Dakar, Senegal
Aljira at 30, Dream and Reality, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
     
2013   Recent Book Art, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
     
2012   solo exhibition, Fierce and Fragile, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
     
2011   two person, Visceral/Ethereal, BrassWorks, Montclair, NJ
XXXI FIDEM exhibition, The Tampere Museum, Tampere, Finland
     
2010   solo exhibition, Presence/Absence, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
     
2009   solo exhibition, Material Traces, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
USA FIDEM, Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ
     
2008   Women in Authority, Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland
     
2007   solo exhibition, The Place Where She Is, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing the Line, Southwest Minnesota State University Gallery, Marshall, Minnesota
Desiderium, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
     
2006   Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibit, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
     
2005   Transformable Objects, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
     
2004   solo exhibition, William Whipple Gallery, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN
The Drawing Show, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
A Shriek from an Invisible Box Revisited, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
     
2003   solo exhibition, One Illuminates the Other, Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY
solo exhibition, Displacement, Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI
Connections, Montclair>Graz, catalog, Graz, Austria
NJ Arts Annual, Fine Art, catalog, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Moved by Awe, catalog, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
     
2002   Artists from the Collection, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Life of the City, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
International Works on Paper, William Whipple Gallery, SW State University, Marshall, MN
     
2001   solo exhibition, Counterpoint, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
A Shriek from an Invisible Box, catalog, Meguro Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Celebration, catalog, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
Joined Together/Pulled Apart, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
     
2000   They are Square but Not Too Formal, Pardo Gallery, New York, NY
The Surrealist Evolution, Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
Projected Visions 2000, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
     
1999   solo exhibition, Leaving the Edge, Gallery of South Orange, Baird Cultural Center, South Orange, NJ
Reconceptualizations of a Vision, Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
NJ Arts Annual Fine Arts, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
     
1998   Fellowship Exhibition, 1996, catalog, Jersey City Museum, NJ
Winter Show, MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY
NJ Arts Annual, Fine Arts, catalog, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Plener Ceramiczno-Rzezbiarski, catalog, Boleslawiec, Poland
Invitational Showcase, University of Bridgeport Art Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
     
1997   International Biennale Beer Sheva 97, catalog, Beer Sheva, Israel
Ancient Emblems, Contemporary Signifiers, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
The Montclair Art Colony, catalog, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Editions, Newark Museum, NJ
     
1996   solo exhibition, Bearings, catalog, MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY
solo exhibition, Sculpture by Marion Held, catalog, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
solo exhibition, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
Sculpture from New Jersey, catalog, Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
From the Earth, catalog, Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park, Cazenovia, NY
     
1995   solo exhibition, Passages, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ
Women Sculptors of the ‘90s, catalog, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
Buoys, Marking the Place, catalog, Art Initiatives, New York, NY
The Figure, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
End Show, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
     
1994   solo exhibition, Passages, 14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY
NJ Arts Annual, Fine Arts, catalog, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
The Definitive Decade, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Material Narratives, 14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY
     
1993   solo exhibition, Quietude Garden Gallery of Contemporary Sculpture, East Brunswick, NJ
Turkish Railway Station Show, catalog, International Biennale, Beer-Sheva 93, Beer Sheva, Israel
     
1992   solo exhibition, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Contemporary Sculpture, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY
Buoys, Marking the Place, catalog, Sculpture Fields at Sagaponack Close, Bridgehampton, NY
     
1991   solo exhibition, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
     
1989   solo exhibition, Marion E. Held, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
     
     
     
Awards/Honors
     
2016   The Pythians, featured artist, first edition of magazine
     
2014   Invited Artist, TGD10 International Workshop (Tambacounda/Geneva/Dakar), Dakar, Senegal
     
2010   Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Fellows Council, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA (2010-2006)
     
2009   Featured artist on JerseyArts.com, July
     
2006   Juror Mid Atlantic Region, NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Awards (Sculpture)
Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
     
2004   Invited artist, TGD4 Int’l Workshop (Tambacounda/Geneva/Dakar) Tambacounda, Senegal
Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Fellowship, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
     
2003   Fellowship in Sculpture, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
     
2001   Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant, VCCA, Amherst, VA
Fellowship, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
Emerge Professional Development Program, Aljira, Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
     
1999   Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
     
1998   Fellowship in Sculpture, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
     
1997   invited artist, 33 International Sculpture Symposium, Boleslawiec, Poland
invited artist, International Biennale Beer-Sheva, ‘97, Beer-Sheva
     
1996   Artist in Residence Grant, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
     
1995   Walter Hopps Grant, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
     
1994   Juror, Deans Scholar-Artist Award, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, Millay Colony for the Arts
     
1993   invited artist, International Biennale Beer-Sheva, '93, Beer-Sheva, Israel
     
1992   Artist in Residence Grant, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
     
     
     
Reviews, essays, books
     
2018   Hannah Star Rodgers, catalog essay, Shadows and Ashes, The Peril of Nuclear Weapons
     
2014   Hillarie Sheets, Utopian Vision… Aljira at 30, Dream and Reality, The New York Times, Arts New Jersey, Apr. 11
     
2013   Susan Bloom, Making Friends..., NJ Jewish News, Life & Times, May 30
     
2009   Benjamin Genocchio, Strange Sculptures Are a Surrealist Mystery, The New York Times, July 19
Carol Rosen, Material Traces, press release essay, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
     
2005   Christiano, Mary Anne, Creating sculpture on-site in Senegal, Montclair Times, Jan. 20
     
2004   Judith Paige, One Illuminates the Other, catalog essay
Edward Evans, Independent, Southwest Minnesota’s Daily Newspaper, Dec. 9
     
2003   Tova Beck-Friedman, One Illuminates the Other, Marion Held, NY Arts, January
     
2002   William Zimmer, Themes Are Universal in Artworks, New York Times, April 28
Jeanne Wilkinson, Marion Held, Sculpture Vol. 20, No. 5 June
Michael Flynn, featured artist, Ceramic Figures, (artists directory, Illustrated volume), Rutgers University Press
     
2000   Arlene Raven, Moved by Awe, Emerge 2001, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
     
1998   William,Zimmer, NJ Arts Annual, New York Times, July 19
Jeanne Wilkinson, Marion E. Held, American Ceramics, 12/4
Sophia Fischer, Artists Wishes ... Granted, Newark Star Ledger, feature article, Apr. 9
     
1997   Frederick Ted Castle, Sculpture, Vol. 6, No. 4, April
Michael Kimmelman, Evolution in Retrospectives, New York Times, July 18
Dan Bischoff, The Newark Star Ledger, June 20, p.25
Jim Robison, featured artist, Large Scale Ceramics, C and A Black, London, England
     
1996   Frederick Ted Castle, Marion E. Held, REVIEW, NYC, October 15
Tova Beck-Friedman, Passages, Art of Marion Held, Ceramics, Art and Perception, Int’l No. 23
George Melrod, Dark Passages, the Art of Marion Held, catalog essay, 1996
Charlotte Streifer Rubenstein, Women Sculptors of the 90's, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Isl, NY
Ronald Kuchta, From the Earth, Clay, Water, and Fire, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Casenovia, NY
Eileen Watkins, Sculptors Explore ..., Newark Star Ledger, November 1, 1996
Nancy Einreinhofer, Sculpture on Campus, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Eileen, Watkins, Art, Sculpture Show, Newark Star Ledger, January 8
Robin Kahn, editor, Time Capsule, Creative Time and SOS International
     
1994   Sylvia Netzer, press release essay, Passages, 14 Sculptors Gallery, NYC
William Zimmer, Personal Variations…, The New York Times, December 4
Stuart Nicholson, Dealing With Material, Cover magazine, November
Eileen Watkins, Art, The Newark Star Ledger, June 26
Magdalena Hefetz, Biennale, Beer Sheva Israel, Ceramics Art & Perception, No.15
     
1993   Zoltan Buki, Marion E. Held, American Ceramics, 11/1
William Zimmer, A Stroll Among .. .Sculptures, New York Times, September 5
Jude Schwendenwein, New Art Examiner, February
Carl Hazlewood, Cover, April, Vol. 7, No. 2
     
1992   Jude Schwendenrein, Marion Held, Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 4
     
1983   Charlotte Speight, Images in Clay Sculpture, Harper and Row
     
1981   William McCreath, Earth.Song, catalog essay, NJ State Museum
     
     
     
Lectures/panels/teaching
     
2019   Montclair Art Museum, Yard School of Art, faculty, Montclair, NJ (1993-present)
     
2015   Panelist, Studio Montclair, Old is Good, Montclair, NJ
     
2007   Lecturer, How to Enter a Juried Show, Montclair Art Museum
     
2004   Panelist, NJ State Council on the Arts, Marketing Your Art, Wheaton Village, NJ
     
2002   Guest teacher, Art Reach Program, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ (2002 and 2001)
     
1998   Lecturer, Art and Identity, Jewish Education Association, Whippany, NJ
     
1997   Lecturer, sculpture class, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ
     
1995   Lecturer, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
     
1994   Presenter, International Sculpture Center Conference, San Francisco, CA
Presenter, NCECA Conference, New Orleans, LA
     
1993   Lecturer, American Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel
     
1992   Curator, Choices, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
     
1991   Lecturer, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
     
1991-1982   Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School, teacher, Studio Art, Ceramics, Drawing, Sculpture, Montclair, NJ
     
1982   Adjunct faculty, Graduate Ceramics, Pottery, and Sculpture, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
     
     
     
Public Collections
 
Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Boribana Museum of Contemporary Art, Dakar, Senegal
Boleslawiec Cultural Center, Boleslawiec, Poland
City of Beer-Sheva, Beer Sheva, Israel
City of Tambacounda, Tambacounda, Senegal
Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar Playa, Almeria, Spain
Golden Natural Food Products, Inc., NYC, NY
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Kenkeleba Sculpture Garden, NYC, NY
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University Permanent Collection, Montclair, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Museum of Modern Art, Artist Library, NYC, NY, Editions VIII, IX, X
New Approach, Inc., NewYork City, NY
National Museum, American Art Library, Washington, DC, Editions VIII, IX, X
Newark Public Library Artist Book Collection, Newark, NJ, Editions VIII, IX, X
The Newark Museum Permanent Collection, Newark, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Zoltan Buki Collection of Fine Art, Trenton, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Leah Sloshberg Collection of Fine Art, Trenton, NJ
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Towers Perrin Corporation, Stanford, CT
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Victoria & Albert Museum, Artist Library, London England, Editions VIII, IX, X
William Paterson College Sculpture on Campus Project, Wayne, NJ, catalog
William Whipple University Gallery, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN


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