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Marilyn Propp

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Small Divers VII, 2014 Relief Print on Handmade Kozo and Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting 17.75 X 10 Inches © mpropp
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Small Divers IX, 2014 Relief Print on Handmade Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting 14.75 X 11 Inches © mpropp
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Small Divers IV, 2014 Relief Print on Handmade Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting 10.5 X 16 Inches © mpropp
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Small Divers V, 2014 Relief Print on Handmade Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting 10 X 17 Inches © mpropp
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Small Divers VII, 2014 Relief Print on Handmade Kozo and Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting 10 X 17.75 Inches © mpropp
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Small Divers III, 2014 Relief Print on Handmade Kozo and Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting 10 X 15 Inches © mpropp
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Diver, Entangled, 2014 Handmade Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting and Woodblock Print 30.5" X 30.5" © Marilyn Propp 2014
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Divers VI, 2013 Woodblock Print on Handmade Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting 30.5" X 36" © marilyn propp
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Divers II, 2013 Woodblock Print on Handmade Cotton Paper With Pulp Painting 33 X 48 X 3 Inches © marilyn propp
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Divers III, 2013 Woodblock Print on Handmade Abaca Paper With Pulp Painting 35" X 70" © marilyn propp
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Diver V, 2013 Woodblock Print on Handmade Abaca Paper With Pulp Painting 31.5" X 35" © marilyn propp
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Deep Sea Drifters II, 2012 Three-color Woodblock Print 55.5 X 58 Inches © marilyn propp
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Leatherback, 2013 Oil on Wood Panels 57.5 X 62.5 X 2 Inches © marilyn propp
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Ghost Reef, 2014 Oil on Wood Panels 64 X 67 X 2 Inches © marilyn propp
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Tracking, 2012 Oil on Wood Panels 35" X 42.5" © marilyn propp
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Disruption: Bottom Trawling, 2012 Oil on Wood Panels 56.5" X 59" © marilyn propp
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Sea Turtle Flotsam, 2013 Oil on Wood Panels 64" X 67" © marilyn propp
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Foot of Pride, 2012 Oil on Wood Panels 58" X 60" © marilyn propp
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Reactor No. 4, 2011 Oil on Wood Panels 57 1/4" X 59 3/4" © marilyn propp
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Paradise Lost, 2010 Oil on Wood Panels 58" X 60.5" © Marilyn Propp 2010
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Deep Sea Drifters, 2010 Oil on Wood Panels 58" X 60" © Marilyn Propp 2010
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Installation view, 2014 Oil on Wood Panels
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Divers, Installation view, 2014 Woodblock Prints on Handmade Paper With Pulp Painting
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Installation view, 2014 Oil on Wood Panels
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Albany, New York
Birth year
1947
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Tags
works on paper, mixed-media
BIO

Born in upstate New York, Chicago-based artist Marilyn Propp (BA University of Pennsylvania, MA University of Missouri-Kansas City) attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, the Brooklyn Museum Art School, Provincetown Workshop, and San Francisco Art Institute. She is adjunct faculty in the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago, and is co-founder of Anchor Graphics.

Solo and two-person shows include Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NYC;  Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington; Galeria AP, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico; Thimmesh Gallery, Minneapolis; Louisiana Tech University Gallery; and Moreau Galleries, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. In Chicago these include Robert Morris University State Street Gallery; St. James Cathedral; Schopf Gallery; and the Contemporary Arts Workshop.

Group shows include Climate of Uncertainty at the DePaul Art Museum; Collabrations II, Printworks Gallery; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art; Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee; Studio 18 Gallery, NYC; Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, IL; Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL, and in Chicago, A+D Gallery; Printworks; Northern Illinois University Gallery; and Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

She has received an Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award and a Professional Development Grant; CAAP grants from the Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs; an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, Columbia College Faculty Professional Development Grants, and a nomination for a Richard H. Driehaus Individual Artist Award. Visiting Artist positions and Residencies include Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; Louisiana Tech University; Jentel Artist Residency Program, Wyoming, and a Ragdale Artist Residency, Illinois.

Her work is in the collections of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; Summer Palace, Saudi Arabia; Amnesty International, NYC; Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago; Hallmark Collection and the AT&T Collection, Kansas City; and private collections throughout the U.S. 

Propp is concerned with the clash/coexistence between the industrial and the natural worlds. She uses engine and machine parts as source material, transforming them into animated biomorphic forms. In her current paintings, she works in a circular format in which there is continuous movement, and creates morphing and interaction between organic and metal shapes (under sea forms, tools, hardware, pipes and conduits). Individual puzzle-pieces make up the circle, addressing issues of interdependence, interconnectedness, and continuity.