Marcia Babler

Marcia Babler

Libertyville, IL


Involved in many artistic activities as a professional artist, my work has been juried and accepted by museum curators, gallery owners, educators and national and international artists including: Rockford Art Museum Biennial 2022 Juried Exhibit of Contemporary Artists juried by Frank Juarez publisher of Art Dose magazine; Andrew James Wulf, Ph.D. (Director - Albany Museum of Art); Gary Freeburg (Professor and Director of Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art at James Madison University); Amanda C. Burdan (Associate Curator - Brandywine River Museum of Art); 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 (international artist); and Ed Paschke (international artist).

A Ragdale Foundation Residency Fellow, I am a juried member of the Illinois Arts Council’s Arts-In-Education Roster. My work has been in numerous one-woman and group exhibits including Northwestern University, Concordia University, Rockford Art Museum and The Alexandria Museum of Art, receiving national and regional awards. I have been a juror of art competitions and was also technical fine art consultant and advisor for Grumbacher/Prismacolor along with developing a training program for Blick Art Supplies. My artwork is in corporate (including Newell Rubbermaid/Sanford Corp., Conference Plus Communications, Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.), university (including McNeese State University, Oakland City University, College of Lake County) and private art collections in North America and Europe.


Artist Statement

As an artist, I am a visual storyteller. That is my voice. I create visual puzzles with purposeful ambiguity. The intent is for the viewer to become involved, to react and to question. A curator has described my artwork as "smart and thoughtful and dense with information; gorgeous with color. Mysterious and challenging...puzzles for the viewer to solve".

I am an artist who voices thoughts and emotions through visual media. As a visual communicator, I have a passion for art. There is nothing I love more than the challenge of creating artwork to involve the viewer while communicating a message.

Marcia Babler, Never Done, 2022, Collage, 18" x 22"