Marlene Aron is an artist, lecturer and published poet whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe.
Ms. Aron was educated in the Netherlands at the Stichting de Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague, and in the United States, receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. She received her BA degree from Youngsown State University.
Ms. Aron lived in New York City from 1968-1971 where she participated in dance and performance art and was involved in the use of sound and conceptual concerns in her work.
She has had solo exhibitions at Carnegie Mellon University, Butler Institute of American Art, McDonough Museum of Art, Ahda Artz Gallery in NYC, Indiana University of PA, Galerie de Sfinx in The Hague, The Netherlands, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Gallery Route One in Pt. Reyes Station, CA.
Her work has been in group exhibitions in the Carnegie Museum of Art, Paterson Art Museum, Ohio State University-Newark, Carnegie Mellon University, Artemisia Gallery in Chicago, Berkeley Art Center, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and SPACES in Cleveland, OH. She has exhibited at Pro Arts in Oakland, CA, Joseph Chowning Gallery in San Francisco, the Mission Cultural Center, and most recently was invited to participate in the exhibition, "Passages" at the U.S. Chinese Art Museum in Oakland, CA.
She has received grants and fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, George Sugarman Foundation, and the Buncher Family Foundation. Her site-specific floor and wall installation, "The Distance from Breath to Sunrise", created at Carnegie Mellon University, was featured in Sculpture magazine, June 2001. Her drawing,"Soil", was purchased for the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH.
Ms. Aron has created indoor and outdoor environmental art installations for the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA, Gualala Arts Center, CA, and Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1996 she was included in the Pittsburgh Biennial and created the installation, "Breathing Circle", on the grounds of Mellon Park. In 2008 she was commissioned to create the installation "Dreaming Before Daylight", which sat on the grounds of the San Rafael Public Library from May-Sept. 2008. Most recently her work was included in the exhibit, "Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection" at the Butler Institute of American Art, OH
Marlene Aron is a scholar on The life and art of Vincent Van Gogh and began researching his life and work over thirty five years ago. She gives slide lectures on Van Gogh, Claude Monet, the Impressionist Movement, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Artists inspired by Nature, from Impressionism through Contemporary Installation and Earth artists. These lectures are presented in private schools, libraries, art centers, retirement homes, museums and community colleges in OH, PA and throughout Northern California.
Ms. Aron offers private art lessons to young persons and adults in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Her work is in private collections in the United States and Europe.