About

Marilyn Mazin Miller is a contemporary sculptor and installation artist whose work ranges from representational to abstract. She is a native of Louisville, KY and was reared in an artistic home, inspired and influenced by her mother, Bernice Mazin, who was an accomplished painter.

Marilyn graduated from New York University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and while teaching, she started studying ceramic arts and began to nurture and develop her artistic skills and talents. She married, raised two wonderful sons and, with her husband, nurtured a family photography business for over twenty years. During this period, she continued to study a variety of artistic endeavors including pottery, sculpture, and jewelry construction and design, ultimately focusing on her passion for sculpture.

When looking at her work, Marilyn hopes that people appreciate the warmth and beauty of nature - the smoothness and curvaceousness of the human body, the plant world, and the animal kingdom. Working with a variety of materials, including clay, bronze, and stainless steel, she is fascinated with movement, rhythm, and fluidity. Her work exudes sensuality, strength, warmth, and humor.

In 2018, Marilyn changed directions and created her first installation called The Cage Project for Immigration Reform. A total change in media, it was born out of her anger and frustration at seeing immigrant families torn apart at our country’s borders. The project had multiple public showings and garnered much media attention and the experience inspired her to continue working in this medium, combining the visual arts with her dedication to social justice.

Marilyn has studied with master craftspeople in New York and Italy, including Ron Mineo. Her work has been shown p at such respected venues as the Viridian Gallery, the Grounds for Sculpture, and the Katonah Museum of Art, among others. She is presently represented by the River Gallery in Narrowsburg, NY and her work is in many private collections.


Galleries & Exhibitions

2018  |  Viridian Gallery  |  50th Anniversary Exhibition  |  New York, NY
2017  |  Katonah Museum Artists Association  |  A Crack in Time  |  Valhalla, NY
2016  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  Off the Wall  |  Larchmont, NY
2014  |  Viridian Gallery  |  45 Years  |  New York, NY
2013  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  Larchmont, NY
2013  |  Katonah Museum Artists Association  |  Katonah, NY
2012  |  Mamaroneck Artist's Guild  |  Juried Small Works Show  |  Larchmont, NY
2011  |  Barn Gallery  |  Cortlandt Manor, NY
2011  |  River Gallery  |  Narrowsburg, NY
2010  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  Larchmont, NY
2010  |  Blue Door Artist's Association  |  Yonkers, NY
2010  |  River Gallery  |  Narrowsburg, NY
2010  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  Summer in Westchester  |  Larchmont, NY
2010  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  In Focus  |  Larchmont, NY
2010  |  Pocantico Woman's Club  |  Pocantico Hills, NY
2009  |  White Plains Woman's Club  |  White Plains, NY
2009  |  Blue Door Inaugural Exhibition  |  Yonkers, NY
2008  |  River Gallery  |  Narrowsburg, NY
2008  |  Blue Door Artists Association  |  Why Clay?  |  White Plains, NY
2008  |  Blue Door Artists Association  |  Windows to the Soul  |  White Plains, NY
2007  |  Viridian Gallery  |  Outpourings  |  New York, NY
2007  |  Iona College  |  The Female Gaze  |  New Rochelle, NY
2005  |  Viridian Gallery  |  News Art: Art From Another Reality  |  New York, NY
2004  |  Onward Gallery  |  Tokyo, Japan
2004  |  Viridian Gallery  |  Focus 2  |  New York, NY
2002  |  Grounds for Sculpture's Toad Hall Gallery  |  Hamilton, NJ
2002  |  Kendall Art Gallery  |  Wellfleet, MA
2002  |  Manhattanville College  |  Inner Muse  |  Purchase, NY
1996 – 01  |  Viridian Gallery  |  Celebration of Life  |  Solo show 2001  |  New York, NY
1996 – 01  |  Croton Unitarian Fellowship Art Exhibit  |  Croton on Hudson, NY
2000 – 01  |  Flat Iron Gallery  |  Peekskill, NY
2001  |  Pirate, A Contemporary Art Oasis  |  Denver, CO
2001  |  The French Alliance  |  Harrison, NY
2000  |  Carrie Haddad Gallery  |  Hudson, NY
2000  |  Manhattanville College Library  |  Pleasantville, NY
2000  |  Northern Westchester Center for the Arts  |  Mount Kisco, NY
1998 – 99  |  Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club  |  New York, NY
1997  |  Patterson Museum Exhibition  |  A Touch of Art  |  Patterson, NJ
1997  |  Temple Israel Northern Westchester Art Exhibit  |  Croton on Hudson, NY
1997  |  Upper View Gallery  |  Peekskill, NY
1995  |  Cabrini Gallery  |  Yonkers, NY
1995  |  National Arts League  |  Douglaston, NY
1994  |  Chapel Street Gallery  |  New Haven, CT
1992 – 93  |  Katonah Museum Shop  |  Katonah, NY
1990  |  Gallery Authentique  |  Roslyn, NY


Awards

2010  |  Pocantico Woman's Club  |  2nd place Sculpture
2009  |  White Plains Woman's Club  |  3rd place Sculpture
1998  |  Manhattan Arts International
1998  |  Art Society of Old Greenwich
1998  |  Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
1986  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild


Education

1995 – present  |  Art Life Studio
2005  |  Carrara Marble Studio
2001  |  New York Studio School
1995 – 96  |  Art New England Workshop
2010  |  Corning Glass
2009 – 12  |  SUNY Purchase
1993  |  Clay Art Center
1989  |  Brookfield Art Center
1974 – 77  |  Garrison Workshop
1965  |   B.S.  |  New York University


Curating & Teaching

1997  |  Paramount Center for the Arts  |  Off the Wall; Sculptural Forms Exhibition
1980 – 1990  |  Jewelry and Sculpture Workshops


Affiliations

Stamford Art Association  |  Paramount Visual Arts Committee  |  New Rochelle Art Association  |  National Sculpture Society  |  Garrison Arts Center  |  Putnam Arts Council  |  Art Society of Old Greenwich  |  Tarrytown Arts Council


Commissions

Private Collections throughout the USA


Press

October 2008  |  The Journal News  |  Why Clay?
Spring 2001  |  Gallery & Studio  |  Unveiling the Muse in Viridian Artists Group Exhibition
September 29, 2000  |  The Star  |  Art as an Affirmation of Life
April 29, 1999  |  The Gazette  |  75 Area Artists in Local Color II
May 27, 1998  |  Greenwich Times  |  The Arts
October 15, 1998|  Peekskill Herald  |  Cortlandt Sculptors' Tender Side of Life
November 5, 1998  |  The Gazette  |  Miller Awarded at Arts Competition
December 2, 1998  |  North County News  |  Miller Awarded in Open Exhibition


Download

Download a pdf of Marilyn's CV here.


Questions?

Email marilynmil@aol.com