Featured Artist Marilyn Henrion

Artist Marilyn Henrion explores architecture and the urban environment. Her mixed media works combine digitally altered photos with hand quilted fabric. Visit her website to view more of her art.

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art of the Oculus building in NYC by Marilyn Henrion

“Oculus” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 20” x 30”

 

Born in Brooklyn New York in 1932, I am a graduate of Cooper Union. As a life-long New Yorker, my aesthetic vision has always been deeply rooted in the urban geometry of my surroundings, whether that of my hometown or cities visited in my travels.

 

Mixed media fiber art triptych of the NYC highline by Marilyn Henrion

“Highline Triptych”Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 60” x 30”

 

I am particularly interested in the coexistence of past and present, especially in architecture and other man-made structures.

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art triptych of Grace Church in NYC by Marlyn Henrion

“Grace Church Triptych” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 60” x 30”

 

The presence of the human hand upon the landscape expresses our eternal yearning for immortality. This evidence says “I was once here.”

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art of Centre Street by Marilyn Henrion

“Centre Street” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 20” x 30”

 

Much as Edward Hopper did in the 20th century, I synthesize and transform the “facts” of the material world to reflect my experience of a particular place.

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art of a building interior in Avignon, France by Marilyn Henrion

“Avignon 2” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 24” x 30”

 

My early geometric abstractions to my more recent hand-quilted mixed media works range from the “Mannahatta” and “European Odyssey” series to linen collages such as the “Patchwork City” series.

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art of fire escapes in NYC by Marilyn Henrion

“Great Escapes Triptych” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 60” x 30”

 

These are influenced by the architecture of my native New York as well as the cities I have visited in my travels around the world.

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art of graffitied doors in Budapest, Hungary by Marilyn Henrion

“Budapest 3” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 24” x 36”

 

The works are composed of my digitally manipulated photographs. They are pigment printed on fabric and meticulously hand-quilted to animate the surface and reinforce the presence of the human hand.

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art of the interior of a building in Avignon, France by Marilyn Henrion

“Avignon 1” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 24” x 30”

 

I am represented in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art. My works have been included in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad.

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art of a scene in Budapest, Hungary by Marilyn Henrion

“Budapest 2” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 24” x 36”

 

They are in major corporate, museum and private collections, including the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Newark Museum, Newark New Jersey, the Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland and the International Quilt Study Center Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

Mixed media quilted fiber art of a scene in Vienna, Austria by Marilyn Henrion

“Vienna 2” Mixed Media and Hand Quilted Fiber Art, 24” x 36”

 

My work also appears in the United States State Department Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Mitsubishi Trust & Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank and LinkedIn Corporate Headquarters in New York City, Lucent Technologies, Kaiser Permanente, Avaya Corporation, SAS Institute, Carnegie Abbey Country Club, among others.

 

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Comments

  1. The image of Centre Street is stunning and an interesting metaphor as well. Marilyn Henrion tells me it’s an obsolete subway station, only accessible by special tour. Isn’t that true of our own centers?

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