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Marcia Freedman

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Representing galleries
Linda Ross Contemporary + Projects





My paintings are brought to life by critical observation, personal experience, memory and reactions to events. 

They become a metaphor for personal emotions and external perceptions, but on a broader level integrate the personal with wider questions, political and social.

Using organic forms found in the figure as a source, the work is informed by nature, science and the potential for investigating new ideas to describe the fluidity of life and bodily changes that occur due to the effects of genetics or the environment, causing decay and death.

Images of organs, body parts, cellular forms, pods and rocks evolve into abstract images commenting on complex associations, perceptions and emotion.

In constructing the abstractions, I fracture, deconstruct and recontextualize the forms, using the painting process, without losing the specificity of the emotional metaphor. 

The resultant images are mostly abstract, but in fact, based on the constant inquiry into the reality of life experience.





                                   MARCIA FREEDMAN

1907 Raymond Place, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

248-851-7995(h) 248-752-1657(c)

B.S. MFA   Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan


2011 Ohio State University Pearl Conard Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio, Inside, Outside

2010 Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, Inside, Outside, Paintings by Marcia Freedman

2002 Cary Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, A Line Of Color

1999 Cary Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, Marcia Freedman, New Work

1996 Start Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, Marcia Freedman, Recent Work

1994 Macomb Community College, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Marcia Freedman-Recent Work

         Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester Michigan, An Installation

1993 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Marcia Freedman-Drawings



        Kresge Foundation, Troy, MichiganMercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, edrive & Powertrain                            

         Division, 2013-2014, Art Exhibit

          Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, Michigan, Abstract Michigan

         Whitdell Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, Actual Size


         St Louis University Museum, St Louis, Missouri, Womens Caucus XVI

          Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan MCAA Exhibition

          Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Michigan, BIG SHOW

          Birmingham, Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan, Roots

           Birmingham, Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan, Michigan Fine Arts

           Whitdell Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, Members Exhibition

2011 Wayne State University, Community Arts Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, Looking Into The 

          Pioneer Building

          Whitdell Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, Actual Size

2010-Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 74th National Midyear

          NAP, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Invitational Salon, Exhibition of Small Works

          Re:View Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, Re:Collect, 2010

          Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan, Robert Wilbert, Artist, Teacher, Friend 

2008-Linda Ross Contemporary Art + Projects, From Childers Street to E. Grand Blvd, Paintings and Drawings by      Marcia Freedman and Fraser Taylor

2007 Detroit Receiving Hospital Art Collection, Detroit, Michigan

2006 Dennos Museum Center, Northern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan

         Karen Lynne Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

2004 Dennos Museum Center, New Acquisitions

         College for Creative Studies Detroit, Michigan, Foundation Faculty Show

2003  Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2003 Regional Drawing

          A.I.R. Gallery New York, New York, Wish You Here

2002  Museum of New Art, Detroit, Michigan, Documenta USA

1999  Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown Ohio, 63rd Annual Midyear

1996  Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers campus, Camden New Jersey, Rutgers National ’96 Works on Paper

          ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Arc National Drawing Show

1995  Midland Center for the Arrts, Midland, Michigan, Great Lakes Regional Art

1994  Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Mich. Image and Idea: Educators on View

          Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago Illinois, Change Is In The Air

1993  Bradley University, Heuser Art Center, Peoria Illinois, 24th Bradley National Print and Drawing

          San Jaciento College South, Houston, Texas, Works on Paper

          Krasl Art Center St. Joseph, Michigan, All Michigan/All Media

1992  South Bend Regional Art Museum, South Bend, Indiana, Her Art Works

          Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, MFA Thesis Exhibition


Robert del Valle, Stage & Canvas, Real Detroit Weekly, May1-17, 2013, p.18

kristen T. Woodward,, January 17, 2013

keri Guten Cohen, The Detroit Jewish News, Roots, p.46, Aug. 2, 2012

Rebecca Mazzei, Metro Times, In Praise of Paint, April 2, 2009

Dennis A. Nawrocki, Professor, Art History, College for Creative Studies, Hard Charging Abstractions

Colby Hakanson, Joy, The Detroit News, October 16, 1992

Miro, Marsha, The Detroit Free Press January 26, 1992, April 26, 1991


Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Four, The Open Studio Press, p.70-71

The Healing Work of Art, Collection of Detroit Receiving Hospital, p.108, ISBN979-0-9798818

Butler Institute of American Art, “63 Annual Midyear”. 1999

Rutgers National 96, Works of Paper, Stedman Art Gallery, 1996

Great Lakes Regional Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, 1995


2009, Artist Residency, JTHR, Joshua Tree, California

1993, Krasl Art Center Award


Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan

Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Ernst and Young, Detroit, Michigan

MGM Grand Casino, Detroit, Michigan 


College Art Association

Board Member, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan            


2002-2004, Adjunct Instructor, Foundation, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

Juror, Ann Arbor Women Artists Spring Exhibit, Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1981-2001 Artist/Teacher, Art, Western International High School, Detroit, Michigan

1996- Adjunct Instructor, Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 



Recent Exhibits

Marcia Freedman participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2015 Making Connections; A Curated invitational Exhibition of the Michigan Women's Caucus for Art
Marygrove College Gallery
Aug, 2012 Contemporary Women Artists XVI: Longevity, an international biennial
Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)
Aug, 2012 MACAA Members Juried Exhibition
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery
Nov, 2011 Exhibition, Marcia Freedman Inside, Outside
Ohio State University at Mansfield
Nov, 2011 Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio
Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, Illinois
Oct, 2010 Inside, Outside, Paintings by Marcia Freedman
Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, Illinois
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