AWARDS and RESIDENCIES

•Rensing Center Artist Residency, Pickens, South Carolina (2021)

•Art for Change International Artist Residency, New Delhi, India (2020)

•Alternate, Atlantic Center for the Arts residency with Sook Jin Jo, New Symrna, Florida (2019)

•SVLaureates Award, from SVCreates 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)

•Archive of Creative Culture, nomination based project by Lacey Haslam, documenting artists' histories as a 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, Laity Lodge, Texas (2011)

SELECTED SOLO and 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Please Don't Get the Wrong Impression.  Fort Worth Community Art Center – Fort Worth, Texas (2020)

•Shirley Cunningham and Marianne Lettieri: Never Ending Thread.  Museum of Quilts and Textiles – San Jose, California (2020)

•Marianne Lettieri: Reflections.  Museum of Craft & Design – San Francisco, California (2017)

•Strings Attached.  Monterey Peninsula College – Monterey, California (2016)

•House | Work.  Peninsula Museum of Art – Burlingame, California  (2015)

•Relics and Ruins (2-person show).  Telegraph Hill Gallery – San Francisco, California (2015)

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

•Mining the Collection: Evidence of Life.  Doug Adams Gallery and the Badè Archeology Museum – Berkeley, California (2014)

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

•Dressing Up.  Oshman Family JCC – Palo Alto, California (2012)

•Changing Context. Azusa Pacific University, Darling Hall Gallery – Azusa, California  (2011)

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

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

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

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

•Vessel Invitational: Revisioning the Receptacle. The Delaware Contemporary – Wilmington, Delaware

•Constructed Mysteries.  Bethel University Olson Gallery – St. Paul, Minnesota

•State of Sculpture: Texas Sculpture Group 10th Anniversary.  Museum of Fine Arts – San Angelo, Texas

What to do with difference?  India International Centre – New Delhi, India

2019

• First Come First Serve.  Fort Works Art – Fort Worth, Texas

2018

Protecting Innocence.  LUZ Art Space – Los Angeles, California

•Heaven On Earth.  LUZ Art Space – Los Angeles, California

•Making Good[s].  College of the Ozarks, Boger Gallery – Point Lookout, Missouri

•Elevate. Singularity University - Mountain View, CA

 

2017

•Global Impact Challenge Event.  Singularity University – Mountain View, California

Retrofit 1.0.  Telegraph Hill Gallery – San Francisco, California

 

2016    

•Making Good[s].  Asbury University, Art Gallery – Wilmore, Kentucky

•Anne & Mark’s Art Party.  Santa Clara County Fairgrounds – San Jose, California

Home is Where the Heart Is.  Art Ark Gallery – San Jose, California

 

2015    

•Reflect+Create.  Los Altos History Museum – Los Altos, California

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

 

2014    

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

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

2013    

•By Mainly Unexpected Means.  Meridian Gallery – San Francisco, California

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

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

•Line and Color.  New Coast Studios – Palo Alto, California

•Collage/Assemblage Centennial.  IMCAC – Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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

•Transport. Pro Arts Gallery – Oakland, California

•Shared Mythology: the facets of our aggregate lore.  Art Ark Gallery – San Jose, California

 

2012    

•Poetics of Disposability.  Triton Museum of Art – Santa Clara, California

•ReModified.  Hartnell College – Salinas, California

•Favorite Works in Mixed Media (3-person show).  Caldwell Gallery – Redwood City, California           

 

2011    

•Scrap ART.   Museum of Quilts & Textiles – San Jose, California

•Matter and Spirit.  Biola University Library – La Mirada, California

 

2010    

•Dark Inheritance: Purposeful Dislocation.  Palos Verdes Art Center – Palos Verdes, California

•Modified.  Art Ark Gallery – San Jose, California

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

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

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

 

2009      

•Thinking Inside the Box.  University of Texas – Arlington, Texas

•Bibliophoria.  Sebastopol Center for Arts – Sebastopol, California

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

•Under the Influence. Fine Arts Museum – Longview, Texas

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

•Succor.  Crystal Cathedral Richard Meier’s Visitor Center – Anaheim, California

2008    

•Americana.  Artisans Gallery, San Rafael, California

•Small (but wondrous!) Works.  Beauchamp’s Gallery–Topeka, Kansas

 

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, California explored generosity within poverty. (2014)

 

Artist in the House! – An 8,000 sq. ft. courtyard at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto, California 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, California (2013)

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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

•Museum of Quilts and Textiles - San Jose, California

•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, New Mexico

•The Centre for Adult Education - Melbourne, Australia

                                   

EXHIBITION CATALOGS (selected)

•Constructed Mysteries. Introduction by Kenneth Steinbach. Published by Bethel University (2021)

•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)

BOOKS and JOURNALS (selected)

Wanted–A New Career by Marlo Lyons. 3-page interview. Future Forward Publishing (2021)

•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)

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)

 

LECTURES and PANELS (selected)

Artist Talk (via ZOOM) – Trinity Western University's Art and Design Majors, Langley, BC, Canada (2021)

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

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

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

The Mesmerizing and Metaphorical Power of Artifacts – Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA (2017)

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

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

•Contemporary Art in the Local Church – CIVA Conference: Between Two Worlds, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan  (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, California (2015)

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

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

Role of the Artist in the 21st Century – panelist for San Jose State University Tuesday Night Lecture Series (2012)

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

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

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

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

CRITICAL WRITING

Imagination at Play – by lined article for ArtWay.edu blog (2020)

•Relics Reborn – bylined article for ArtWay.eu blog (2019)

Contemporary Art and the Church: A Conversation Between Two Worlds, edited by David Taylor and Taylor Worley, IV Press (2017)

Seeing the Unseen: Launching a Church Art Gallery – by Sandra Bowden and Marianne Lettieri, CIVA Publications (2015)

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)

CURATING AND ART MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE (selected)

•Board Director – CIVA, an iternational organization for Christians working in the visual arts (2011-2019)

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

•South Bay Coordinator – Pacific Rim Sculptors, regional chapter of International Sculpture Center (2017-2018)

•Leadership Team, Doing Good Well - national initiative to empower young women artists to flourish as cultural leaders (2012-2018)

•Juror – Juncture 1 and II: 40th Anniversary Member's Exhibition, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (2018)

•Co-curator with Mel Day – Retrofit 1.0 and 2.0, an exhibit of work by CASP Artists – Telegraph Hill Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2017)

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

•Art Instructor – Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, California (2015-2018)

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

•Founder, Director – Bay Area Creatives, organization of 150 people interested in intersection of art and faith, SF Bay Area (2005-2018)