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AWARDS and RESIDENCIES

SVLaureates Award, Off the Wall category, from Silicon Valley Creates for exceptional achievement in the arts and contribution to cultural life of Silicon Valley (2017)

Resident artist, Cubberley Artist Studios Program, sponsored by City of Palo Alto, California (2010-2018)

Represented in the Archive of Creative Culture, a nomination based project by Lacey Haslam, documenting the histories of artists as a shared cultural resource (2017)

Mining the Collection artist residency, Badè Archaeology Museum and Doug Adams Gallery, Berkeley, California  (2014)

Doing Good Well, artist retreat for emerging female leaders in the arts (2011)

SELECTED SOLO and 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

•Marianne Lettieri: Reflections.  JoAnn Edwards & Ariel Zaccheo, co-curators.  Museum of Craft & Design – San Francisco, CA (2016)

•Strings Attached.  Melissa Pickford, curator.  Monterey Peninsula College – Monterey, CA (2016)

•House | Work.  Ruth Waters, curator.  Peninsula Museum of Art – Burlingame, CA  (2015)

•Relics and Ruins (2-person show).  Mary Madrigal, curator.  Telegraph Hill Gallery – San Francisco, CA (2015)

•Metaphor and Memories (2-person show).  CSMA Mohr Gallery – Mountain View, CA (2015)

•Mining the Collection: Evidence of Life.  Doug Adams Gallery in collaboration with Badè Archeology Museum – Berkeley, CA (2014)

•Death and Life of an Object.  San Jose State University – San Jose, CA (2013)

•Dressing Up.  Simcha Moyal, curator.  Oshman Family JCC – Palo Alto, CA (2012)

•Changing Context.  William Catling, curator.  Azusa Pacific University Darling Hall Gallery – Azusa, CA  (2011)

•Memory Palace.  Pacific Grove Art Center – Pacific Grove, CA (2011)

•The Sum of Parts.  Center for Performing Arts – Mountain View, CA (2009)

•Outside Inside.  The Main Gallery – Redwood City, CA (2008)

•This Place Called Home.  The Main Gallery – Redwood City, CA (2007)

 

SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Protecting Innocence at LUZ Art Space - Los Angeles, CA

Heaven On Earth at LUZ Art Space - Los Angeles, CA

 

2017

Global Impact Challenge Event at Singularity University – Mountain View, CA

Retrofit: exhibition of work by CASP artists. Telegraph Hill Gallery – San Francisco, CA

 

2016    

•Making Goods.  Keith Barker, curator.  Asbury University Art Gallery – Wilmore, KY

•Anne & Mark’s Art Party.  Anne Sconberg and Mark Henderson, co-curators.  Santa Clara County Fairgrounds – San Jose, CA 

Home is Where the Heart Is.  Valerie Raps, curator.  Art Ark Gallery – San Jose, CA

 

2015    

•Reflect+Create.  Johanna Fassbender, curator.  Los Altos History Museum – Los Altos, CA

•Picturing the Parables.  CIVA touring exhibit to 18 U.S venues from 1/15/11 to 12/30/15

 

2014    

•Cubberley Diaspora.  Art Ark Gallery – San Jose, CA

•Spark and Echo Live.  Space 38/39 – New York, NY

2013    

•By Mainly Unexpected Means.  Theres Rohan, curator.  Meridian Gallery – San Francisco, CA

•Moving Art Forward.  Los Altos History Museum – Los Altos, CA

•Summer Group Exhibit.  White Stone Gallery – Philadelphia, PA

•Line and Color.  Shira Adriance, curator.  New Coast Studios – Palo Alto, CA

•Collage/Assemblage Centennial.  Cecil Tuchon, curator.  IMCAC – Pagosa Springs, CO

•Eclectic Tech: Technology in Art.  111 Minna Gallery – San Francisco, CA

•Transport.  Pro Arts Gallery – Oakland, CA

•Lift-Off 2013: SJSU Master of Fine Arts Exhibition.  Christian L. Frock, curator.  Art Ark Gallery – San Jose, CA

•Shared Mythology: the facets of our aggregate lore.  J. Duncan Cook, curator.  Art Ark Gallery – San Jose, CA

 

2012    

•Poetics of Disposability.  Preston Metcalf, curator.  Triton Museum of Art – Santa Clara, CA

•ReModified.  Nancy Sevier, curator.  Hartnell College – Salinas, CA

•Favorite Works in Mixed Media (3-person show).  Teresa Silvestri, curator.  Caldwell Gallery – Redwood City, CA           

 

2011    

•Scrap ART.  Deborah Corsini, curator.  Museum of Quilts & Textiles – San Jose, CA

•Matter and Spirit.  Rachel Chaung, curator.  Biola University Library – La Mirada, CA

 

2010    

•Dark Inheritance: Purposeful Dislocation.  Seeds Fine Arts, curator.  Palos Verdes Art Center – Palos Verdes, CA

•Modified.  Nancy Sevier, curator.  Art Ark Gallery – San Jose, CA

•Genealogy, Family & Memory.  The Historic Rengstorff House – Mountain View, CA

•Art Outside the Box.  Pacific Art League – Palo Alto, CA

•Putting It All Together.  Climate/Gallery – Long Island, NY

 

2009      

•Thinking Inside the Box.  Cecil Tuchon, curator.  University of Texas – Arlington, TX

•Bibliophoria.  Sebastopol Center for Arts – Sebastopol, CA

•A Passion for Trees–Women Coast to Coast.  Galleria Tonantzin – San Juan Bautista, CA

•Under the Influence.  Cecil Tuchon, Curator.  Fine Arts Museum – Longview, TX

•Angels: Artists Imagine the Invisible. Sanchez Art Center – Pacifica, CA

•Succor.  Seeds Fine Arts, curator.  Crystal Cathedral Richard Meier’s Visitor Center – Anaheim, CA

2008    

•Americana.  Artisans Gallery, San Rafael, CA

•Small (but wondrous!) Works.  Robert Swain, curator.  Beauchamp’s Gallery–Topeka, KS

 

SOCIAL PRACTICE PROJECTS

25 Answers – I left artistic envelopes in 25 cities on four continents, to be found at random and containing the same question. Recipients were invited to email their responses. (2014)

 

Emptied and Consumed – Commissioned by New York-based Spark and Echo Arts, my art installation in the Historic Woodside Village Chapel in Woodside, CA explored generosity within poverty. (2014)

 

Artist in the House! – An 8,000 sq. ft. courtyard at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto, CA was transformed into a symbolic 8-room house that examined homelessness and home ownership. (2013)

 

Extreme Poverty – I designed and worked with a team to build large sculptural works in four churches in the San Francisco Peninsula to raise awareness of global extreme poverty. (2013)

            

Treasures of the Bay Area – I asked 100 people, “If you had to evacuate your home, what object would you take?” Written and photographed responses were presented in a gallery art exhibit at San Jose State University. (2012)

EDUCATION

MFA Spatial Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (2013)

BFA Drawing and Printmaking, University of Florida - Gainesville, FL (1971)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

•Museum of Quilts and Textiles - San Jose, CA

•Oracle Corporate Art Collection - worldwide installations

•City of Palo Alto, California.

•Hope University College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

•International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction - Santa Fe, NM

•The Centre for Adult Education - Melbourne, Australia

                                    

SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGS

•By Mainly Unexpected Means. Essay by Theres Rohan (2013)

•MFA Now. Essay by Brian Karl. Published by Root Division (2013)

•Lift-Off: SJSU MFA Exhibition. Essay by Christian L. Frock (2013)

•Dark Inheritance. Essay by Barry Krammes. Published with funding from Los Angeles County Cultural Affairs (2010)

•Under the Influence. Essay by Cecil Touchon (2009)

SELECTED BOOKS and JOURNALS

•Image Journal, No.100 – cover image and 2-page essay, "What We Learned: Life After 30," (Spring 2019)

Placemaking and the Arts by Jennifer Allen Craft, IVP Press – 7 page analysis of my art (2018)

Seeing the Unseen by Sandra Bowden and Marianne Lettieri, CIVA Publications (2015)

•Ruminate Magazine, Issue 37. Featured artist – cover and nine full-page images (Winter 2015)

•The Sand Hill Review, Vol. XV, published by Martin F. Sorensen. Featured artist – cover and 10 full-page images (2014)

•Art Making, Collections and Obsessions: An Intimate Exploration of the Work of 35 Artists by Lynne Perrella, Quarry Books (2008)

 

SELECTED NEWS ARTICLES

•Tech workers embrace aesthetics. Angela Anderson, Climate Magazine (May 2016)

•Exhibits explore different notions of home. Bonny Zanardi, San Jose Mercury News (7/18/15)

•100 Years of Excellence. Christy Junkerman and Sieglinde Van Damme, Content Magazine, Issue 5.1 (Spring 2013)

•Assembling Art. Rebecca Wallace, Palo Alto Weekly (4/27/12)

•Local Perspective: Strange Little Outliers. Lindsey Kouvaris, Western Museums Association (2011)

•Her art is the sum of parts. Jane Knoerle, The Almanac (7/15/10)

•Main Gallery Goes Outside Inside. Joan Gross, San Francisco Examiner (4/5/08)

•No place like home. Bonny Zanardi, San Mateo County Times (7/5/07)

•Giving the castoff new meaning. Karen MacLaughlin, The Almanac (7/4/07)

 

SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Universal Travail: Gestures of Longing – BIOLA University Arts Symposium, La Mirada, CA (2018)

Enchantment of Everyday Objects – The Glen Workshop at St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM (2018)

Launching an Art Gallery – Creative Church Conference, San Juan Capistrano, CA (2018)

•Launching an Art Gallery – Cascadia Worship & Arts Conference, Seattle, WA (2016)

•Death and Life of an Object – Mountain View Library|Los Altos History Museum, CA (2015)

•Contemporary Art in the Local Church – Panel Moderator, CIVA Conf.: Between Two Worlds, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (2015)

•Defining Success and Goals – interview by Sergio Gomez for Art Next Level podcast (2015)

•Contemporary Art in Sacred Spaces – National Worship Leaders Conference, San Jose, CA (2015)

•Found Object Art – Art League of Menlo Park, CA (2014)

•Object as Visual Metaphor – Hartnell College, Salinas, CA (2012)

•Transformed: Turning Found Objects Into Fine Art – Palo Alto Art Center, CA (2010)

•The Art of Assemblage – Los Altos Art Club, CA (2010)

•Talk Art – interview by Susan Kraft for Media Center community access cable television (2010)

•Shimmering Fragments – Little House Activity Center, Menlo Park, CA (2009)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

•Leadership Team, Doing Good Well - national initiative to empower young women artists to flourish as cultural leaders (2012-present)

•Guest visual editor – SEEN Journal XV:2, “Balancing Acts,” a presentation of works by 25 emerging female artists, (Winter 2015-2016)

•Preliminary Juror – Kalos Visual Art Prize, sponsored by Ruminate Magazine (2014)

•Art Instructor – The Glen Workshop, Santa Fe, NM (2018, 2019)

•Art Instructor – Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, CA (2015-present)

•Art Instructor – San Jose State University Art and Design Department, CA (2012)