Marlene Aron

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"Dreaming Before Daylight", San Rafael Public Library, San Rafael, CA, May-Sept. 2008 Glacial Rocks, Soil, Cocoa Bean Hulls, Oak Galls, Lava Rocks, Dolomite, Sawdust, Garden Rocks 15' Diameter, 12" H © Marlene Aron
"Memory in Time (for Mill Creek Park)" and "All That's Broken One Day Will Heal", U.S. Chinese Art Museum, Oakland, CA, 2009 and 2008 Rose Leaves, Calendula, Melted Beeswax, Soil, Sawdust, Wood Ash, Oil, Alkyd And Acrylic Paint, Cocoa Bean Hulls, Mulch, Resin © Marlene Aron
"Untitled", San Francisco, CA, 2010 Rose Leaves, Calendula, Melted Beeswax, Soil, Sawdust, Wood Ash, Oil, Alkyd And Acrylic Paint, Cocoa Bean Hulls, Mulch, Resin © Marlene Aron
From Dust: 8 Artists Explore the Art of Pastel, curated by Randy Figures, Sept.-Oct. 2009 Pastel, Charcoal, Pencil On Paper © Back to the Picture
"Journey Into Time's Delight (Summer)", 2009 Soil, Wax, Mulch, Wood Ash, Cocoa Bean Hulls; Oil, Acrylic And Alkyd On Canvas © Marlene Aron
"The Distance from Breath to Sunrise", Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998 Glacial Rocks, Soil, Mulch, Bark, Cocoa Bean Hulls, , Pit Fired Ceramic Spheres And Chards, Lava And Garden Rocks, Sawdust. 35'7" X 15'4" X 20'h © Marlene Aron
Quick Facts
Youngstown, OH
Lives in
San Francisco, CA
Works in
San Francisco, U.S. and Europe
Youngstown State University, 1966, BA
Stichting de Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1968
California College of the Arts, 1992, MFA
arts-education mixed-media, installation, modern, conceptual, sculpture

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 drawings,"Soil", "Elegy for Terry #1" and "Elegy for Terry #2", were purchased by the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH for its permanent collection.

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 art and life of Vincent Van Gogh and began researching his life and work in 1974. She has been presenting courses and slide lectures on "The Art and Life of Vincent Van Gogh" for nearly twenty years. Other slide lectures include "Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Five Fabulous Women Artists of the 1800's", "Images of Nature in Contemporary Art", "Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and the Impressionist Movement", "Claude Monet: Painter of Light", and "Landscapes, Flowers and Gardens of Vincent Van Gogh". These lectures are presented in museums, universities, private schools, art centers, libraries and retirement homes. 

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.