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Selected Solo Exhibitions
     
2016   Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, Sometimes a Butterfly
     
2015   Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, Flying Home
     
2012   Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, Fierce and Fragile
     
2010   Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, Presence/Absence
     
2009   Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, Material Traces
     
2007   Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, The Place Where She Is
     
2004   William Whipple Gallery, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN
     
2003   Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY, One Illuminates the Other (sculpture)
Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY, One Illuminates the Other (drawing)
Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI, Displacement
     
2001   Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, Counterpoint
     
1999   Gallery of South Orange, Baird Cultural Center, SO, NJ, Leaving the Edge
     
1998   Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
     
1996   Myung Sook Lee Gallery, New York, NY, Bearings, catalog
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, Bearings, catalog
Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ, Tribe of Stones, catalog
County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ, Tribe of Stones
     
1994   14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY, Passages
     
1993   Quietude Garden Gallery of Contemporary Sculpture, East Brunswick, NJ
     
1992   Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
     
1991   Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
     
1989   The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

     
Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2018   Princeton University, NJ, Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Shadows and Ashes:
      The Peril of Nuclear Weapons
(featured artist)
The Queens Lantern Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, FIDEM XXXV exhibition 2018
Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, Visual Syntax II An Exhibition of Book Art
     
2017   Galerie h20, Kyoto, Japan, THEN … Contemporary Japanese Medallic Art with MULTI-PART MEDALS
      by Medialia Gallery artists
     
2016   International Center of CCCS, New York, NY, Peace
  Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, annual Transformable Objects exhibition
     
2015   Gallery h20, Kyoto, Japan, Prelude to the Future
Medialia Gallery, Memories, The Atomic Bombing of Japan on its 70th Anniversary
     
2014   IFAN Museum of African Arts, Dakar, Senegal, TGD10 (Tambacounda/Geneva/Dakar)
  The National Archaeological Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, XXXIII FIDEM exhibition
  Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ,
      Aljira at 30, Dream and Reality
     
2013   Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, In My Hair and Recent Book Art
     
2012   Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, XXXII FIDEM exhibition
Medialia Gallery, New York City, NY, Adjustable Objects
     
2011   BrassWorks, (two person), Montclair, NJ, Visceral/Ethereal
     
2010   The Tampere Museum, Tampere, Finland, XXXI FIDEM exhibition
Rahway Arts Guild, Rahway, NJ, Pulp
     
2009   Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, 5th annual Transformable Objects exhibition
     
2008   Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland, Women in Authority
     
2007   Southwest Minnesota State University Gallery, Marshall, Minnesota, Drawing the Line
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, Desiderium
     
2006   George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, Connections
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibit
     
2005   Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, Transformable Objects
Westminster College Gallery, Bloomfield, NJ, Changing Humanity, Sculpting Identity
     
2004   Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ, the drawing show
Medialia Gallery, New York, NY, A Shriek from an Invisible Box Revisited
     
2003   Graz, Austria, Connections, Montclair>Graz, catalog
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, NJ Arts Annual, Fine Art, catalog
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, Moved by Awe, catalog
Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY (2003, 02, 01) benefit
     
2002   Exit Art, New York, NY, Reactions
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, Artists from the Collection
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Life of the City
William Whipple Gallery, SW State University, Marshall, MN, International Works on Paper
     
2001   Meguro Museum, Tokyo, Japan, A Shriek from an Invisible Box, catalog
Catherine Moore fine arts, New York, NY, Winter Paper
Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI, Documenta USA
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, Celebration, catalog
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, Joined Together/Pulled Apart, catalog
Visual AIDS, Postcards from the Edge, benefit, New York, NY (2001, 2000)
     
2000   Pardo Gallery, New York, NY, They are Square but Not Too Formal
Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY, The Surrealist Evolution
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, Projected Visions 2000
     
1999   Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY, Reconceptualizations of a Vision
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, NJ Arts Annual, Fine Arts
     
1998   Jersey City Museum, NJ, Fellowship Exhibition 1996, catalog
MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY, Winter Show
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, NJ Arts Annual, Fine Arts, catalog
Boleslawiec, Poland, Plener Ceramiczno-Rzezbiarski, catalog
Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, PA, Anxious Assumptions
University of Bridgeport Art Gallery, CT, Invitational Showcase
     
1997   International Biennale Beer Sheva 97, Beer Sheva, Israel, catalog
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, Ancient Emblems, Contemporary Signifiers
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, Editions
     
1996   Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park, Cazenovia, NY, From the Earth, catalog
Center for Visual Arts, Summit, Sculpture from New Jersey, catalog
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, The Valentine Project, catalog
     
1995   Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, Women Sculptors of the ‘90s, catalog
Art Initiatives, New York, NY, Buoys, Marking the Place, catalog
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, The Figure
MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY, Winter Show
Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA, End Show
     
1994   New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, NJ Arts Annual, Fine Arts, catalog
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, The Definitive Decade
14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY, Material Narratives
     
1993   International Biennale, Beer-Sheva 93, Beer Sheva, Israel, Turkish Railway Station, catalog
Quietude Garden Gallery, East Brunswick, NJ, Contemporary Sculpture
Gallery Korea, New York, NY, A Life in Six Episodes
     
1992   Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY, Contemporary Sculpture
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, NJ Arts Annual, catalog
Sculpture Fields, Bridgehampton, NY, catalog
Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY, Take Action
     
1991   14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, NJ Arts Annual, Fine Arts, catalog
Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, Interiorscapes

     
Awards/Honors
     
2016   Featured artist in first edition of online magazine, The Pythians
     
2014   TGD10 Int'l workshop (Tambacouda/Geneva/Dakar), Dakar, Senegal, Invited Artist
     
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)
Juror Mid Atlantic Region, Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Fellowship Awards (Sculpture)
     
2005   Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA (also 2004, 1998)
     
2004   TGD4 Int’l Workshop (Tambacounda/Geneva/Dakar) Tambacounda, Senegal, Invited artist
Fellowship, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
     
2003   Fellowship in Sculpture, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, Millay Colony for the Arts
     
2002   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
Aljira Emerge, strategic career management program, Newark, NJ
     
1999   Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant, VCCA, Amherst, VA
     
1998   Fellowship in Sculpture, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
     
1997   33 International Sculpture Symposium, Boleslawiec, Poland, invited artist
International Biennale Beer-Sheva, ‘97, Beer-Sheva, Israel, invited artist
     
1996   Artist in Residence Grant, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
     
1995   Walter Hopps Grant, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
     
1993   International Biennale Beer-Sheva, ‘93, Beer-Sheva, Israel, invited artist
     
1992   Artist in Residence, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA

     
Critical writing/reviews
 
Hillarie Sheets, "Utopian Vision..., Aljira at 30, Dream and Reality", The New York Times, Arts,
   New Jersey, Apr. 11, 2014
Bloom, Susan, "Making Friends...", NJ Jewish News, Life & Times, May 30, 2013
Genocchio, Benjamin, "Strange Sculptures are a Surrealist Mystery", The New York Times,
   July 18, 2009
Evans, Edward Independent (Southwest Minnesota’s Daily Newspaper), Dec. 9, 2004
Beck-Friedman, Tova "One Illuminates the Other", NY Arts, Marion Held, January, 2003
Zimmer, William, "Themes Are Universal in Artworks...", The New York Times, April 28, 2002
Wilkinson, Jeanne, "Marion Held" Sculpture, Vol. 20, No. 5, June, 2002
Zimmer, William, "NJ Arts Annual", The New York Times, July 19, 1998
Wilkinson, Jeanne, "Marion E. Held", American Ceramics, 12/4, 1998
Fischer, Sophia, Newark Star Ledger, "Artists Wishes ... Granted" Apr. 9, 1998
Castle, Frederick Ted, Sculpture, Vol. 6, No. 4, April, 1997
Kimmelman, Michael, "Evolution in Retrospectives," The New York Times, July 18, 1997
Bischoff, Dan, The Newark Star Ledger, June 20, p. 25, 1997
Schwabsky, Barry, "Sculpture with an Aura of Ritual and Myth", The New York Times, Aug. 3, 1997
Castle, Frederick Ted, "Marion E. Held," REVIEW, NYC, October 15, 1996
Beck-Friedman, Tova, "Passages, Art of Marion Held", Ceramics, Art and Perception," #23, 1996
Watkins, Eileen, "Sculptors Explore ...," Newark Star Ledger , November 1, 1996
Watkins, Eileen, "Art, Sculpture Show…," Newark Star Ledger, January 8, 1995
Zimmer, William, "Personal Variations ...," The New York Times, December 4, 1994
Nicholson, Stuart, "Dealing With Material..," Cover magazine, November, 1994
Zimmer, William, "A Robust Presentation ...," The New York Times, June 5, 1994
Watkins, Eileen, "Art," The Newark Star Ledger, June 26, 1994
Hefetz, Magdalena,"Biennale, Be'er Sheva Israel," Ceramics Art & Perception, No. 15, 1994
Zimmer, William "A Stroll Among .. Sculptures," The New York Times, September 5, 1993
Buki, Zoltan, American Ceramics 11/1, Marion E. Held, 1993
Schwendenwein, Jude, New Art Examiner, February, 1993
Hazlewood, Carl, Cover, April, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1993


Critical writing/books, catalogs

Rosen, Carol, Material Traces, essay, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, 2009
Paige, Judith, One Illuminates the Other, essay, 2004
Flynn, Michael, Ceramic Figures, (Illustrated volume), Rutgers University Press, 2002
Raven, Arlene, Moved by Awe, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 2000
Robison, Jim, Large Scale Ceramics, C and A Black, London, England, 1997
Melrod, George, Dark Passages, essay, 1996
Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, Women Sculptors of the 90s, Snug Harbor Cultural Center,
Staten Island, NY, 1996
Kuchta, Ronald, From the Earth, Clay, Water, and Fire, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, NY, 1996
Einreinhofer, Nancy, Sculpture on Campus, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 1995
Kahn, Robin, editor, Time Capsule, Creative Time and SOS International, 1995
Speight, Charlotte, Images in Clay Sculpture, Harper and Row, 1983
McCreath, William, Earth.Song, catalog essay, NJ State Museum, 1981
 
 
Critical writing/reviews
 
2018   Montclair Art Museum, Yard School of Art, faculty (drawing), Montclair, NJ (1995 - present)
     
2015   Panelist, Studio Montclair, exhibition Old is Good, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
     
2007   Workshop leader, Montclair Art Museum, How to Enter a Juried Show, Yard School,
Montclair, NJ
     
2004   Presenter, NJ State Council on the Arts, Marketing Your Art, Wheaton Village, NJ
     
2001   Lecturer, Art Reach Program, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ (2001-2000)
     
1998   Juror, Mid Atlantic region, NJ State Council on the Arts, fellowship panel
Lecturer, Art and Identity, Jewish Education Association, Whippany, NJ
     
1997   Lecturer, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ
     
1995   Lecturer, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
     
1994   Presenter, International Sculpture Center Conference, San Francisco, CA
Juror, Deans Scholar-Artist Award, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
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

     
Public Collections
 
Boribana Museum of Contemporary Art, Dakar, Senegal
Boleslawiec Cultural Center, Poland
City of Be'er Sheva, Israel
City of Tambacounda, Senegal
Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar Playa, Almeria, Spain
Golden Natural Food Products, Inc., New York, NY
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Jersey City Museum, NJ
Kenkeleba Sculpture Garden, NYC, NY
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Montclair State University Permanent Collection, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Museum of Modern Art Artist Library, New York, NY, Editions VIII, IX, X
National Museum, American Art Library, Washington, DC, Editions VIII, IX, X
New Approach, Inc., New York City, NY
Newark Public Library Artist Book Collection, Newark, NJ, Editions VIII, IX, X
The Newark Museum Permanent Collection, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Zoltan Buki Collection, Trenton, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Permanent Collection, Trenton, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Leah Sloshberg Collection, Trenton, NJ
Paterson Museum, 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, Wayne, NJ, catalog
William Whipple University Gallery, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN


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