Marsha Heller

STATEMENT

My work is evocative of nature in many guises, whether a painting of a sky fragment in various brilliant and subtle colors, a vase of flowers of real or imaginary variety, or the serendipitous results of working in encaustic and seeing where the material leads me. I’ve recently begun to work with soft pastels as well, and have been seduced by the intensity of the colors and the ease of application.

I studied painting with Irving Marantz and Sam Feinstein, and pastels with Peggy Dressel. I studied Art History at Oberlin College, where I majored in music. I moved to NYC after graduation and became a professional musician, a career which I have pursued for the past sixty years. My love of both art and music has given me a rich and satisfying life.

Marsha Heller
388 Allaire Avenue, Leonia, New Jersey 07605
201-944-6443

EDUCATION:

Art History at Oberlin
Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York
Oil painting with Revington Arthur at Chautauqua for three years, with Irving Marantz at NYU and with Sam
Feinstein in New York

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2016Ceres Gallery, NYC members group show “Summer Celebrations”
Belskie Museum Salute to Women in the Arts group show
Old Church Cultural Center Small Works Show
2015Salute to Women in the Arts Group Show, Riverside Gallery
PNC Bank Corporate Center permanent collection, Pittsburgh
Studio on Dumont, NJ show
2014Salute to Women in the Arts group show prize winner
Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ One Woman Show “Recent Paintings and Pastels”
Studio Montclair Group Show, Academy Square, Montclair, NJ
2013Riverside gallery, Hackensack, NJ One Woman Show “The Book of Skies”
Elements Therapeutic Massage Group Show, Montclair, NJ
Down Cellar, Basking Ridge, NJ One Woman Show
Leonia Sculpture Garden
2012Riverside Gallery, Hackensack NJ One Woman Show “Recent Paintings”
Portage Hill Gallery, Mayville, NY
2011Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ One Woman Show “New Work”
2010WestSide Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ Group Show
Cliffside Park Free Public Library One Woman Show “Pastels and Acrylics”
2009Fairleigh Dickinson University, One Woman Show “Recent Landscapes”
Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ One Woman Show “New Paintings”
2012Portage Hill Gallery, Mayville, New York2008
Valley Cottage Library “Sight and Insight” solo show
Salute “Winterfest” Group Show, Northern New Jersey Center for the Arts
2011Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ One Woman Show “Another Look”
Leonard Hansen Gallery, Englewood Library, Englewood, NJ One Woman Show
2007Yaacov Heller Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ “Encaustic and Acrylic Dreamscapes”
Park Lane Photo and Imaging Gallery, Chatham, NJ One Woman Show
Chautauqua Annual Juried Show, juried by Kim Foster of Kim Foster Gallery, NYC
2006Portage Hill Gallery, Mayville , NY – winner of “Plein Air” Competition
Group from 311 Show, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center
2005Fort Lee Museum Group Show
Portage Hill Gallery, Mayville, NY – winner of “Plein Air” Competition
2004Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center “The Group from 311″ Group Show
2003Klavier Haus, NYC – One Woman Show “Autumn Music”
Ward Nasse Gallery, Soho, NYC – Group Show
Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NY Group Show “Dancing with Color” Group Show>
2002Fort Lee Artists Guild Annual – Prize Winner
Puffin Cultural Foundation Traveling Landscape Show, now in Cuba
Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NY Group Show
Jadite Gallery, NYC Two Women Show
2001Old Church Cultural Center Annual Small Works Juried Show
Montclair State University Gallery One – One Woman Show
“The Gallery” at Franklin Lakes Presbyterian Church – One Woman Show
“The Color of Flowers” – St. Peter’s Church, Citicorp Building, NYC – One Woman Show
2000Essex Fine Arts Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey
Bergen Community College, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Yaacov Heller Gallery, Pompano Beach, Florida
Fort Lee Artists Guild Annual – Prize Winner
1999Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts -Group Show
Westfield Art Association – Lecture-Demo- “Light & Color in Landscape Painting”
Gardens Mall Galleria, Boca Raton, Florida
“The Color of Landscape” Two Woman Show – Attleboro Museum (Mass)
1998Watchung Art Center, Watchung, NJ Group Show – Prize winner
New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts Group Show
SPA State Park Little Theatre Lobby – Two Women Show
Salmagundi Club- NSPCA National Juried Show, NYC
Salute to Women in the Arts” First Biennial Show – Prize winner

PUBLICATIONS:

Color and How to Use It –Marcie Cooperman
The Book of Skies – Marsha Heller