2017 DUMA Biennial artist – Marcia Babler

The Cloud
Marcia Babler, Libertyville, Illinois
The Cloud

My artwork is all about capturing emotion and involving the viewer. There are subtle messages and mystery to my work – all done with a sense of humor and or irony. I like the viewer to wonder and then come to the realization of “oh, I get it!” Moods are made more powerful by using combinations of composition, pattern, color and lighting. My passion is art and there is nothing I love more than the challenge of creating artwork that involves the viewer.

Art is a reflection of daily life. I will always have a notebook, camera or sketchbook in hand to record what I see and feel. The path an artist follows is marked with endless opportunities for creativity – I love the journey!

Involved in many artistic activities as an exhibiting artist, my work has been juried and accepted by national and international artists, museum curators, and gallery owners including: Christiane Paul (Director of Media Studies at New School, NY and Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art);  Felice Frankel (Science photographer and research scientist); Malcolm Daniel (Curator of Photographs – Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC);  Kenneth Baker (Art Critic, San Francisco Chronicle); Keith Carter, internationally recognized photographer and educator; William Lieberman, Director of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery – Chicago; Annette Carlozzi (Sr. Curator at Blanton Museum of Art); Dr. Jefferson Harrison (Chief Curator Chrysler Museum of Art);  Charlotta Kotik (Curator of Contemporary Art Brooklyn Museum of Art);  David Houston (Chief Curator –Ogden Museum of Southern Art); Dr. Russell Panczenko (Director – Museum of Art, Madison Wisconsin); Siri Engberg (Walker Art Center); Dorothy Simpson Krause (Educator and Authority on digital art); Stephen Phillips (Phillips Collection – Washington DC); Sam Gilliam (artist); and Ed Paschke (artist). A Ragdale Foundation Residency Recipient, I am also a juried member of the Illinois Arts Council’s Arts-In-Education Roster.

I have had numerous one-woman shows and have been a juror of art competitions.  My artwork is in corporate, university, and private art collections in North America and Europe.