Marilyn Cvitanic

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The Only Bird, 6/01/2007 Acrylic 8" X 10" © marilyn Cvitanic
Callista, 2006 Watercolor 11" X 14" © Marilyn Cvitanic
Louie's Mind, 2007 Watercolor 24" X 28" © Marilyn Cvitanic
Adriatic, 2007 Acrylic © Marilyn Cvitanic
Laika, 11/01/2007 Acrylic 12' X 12' © marilyn cvitanic
July 32nd, July 7th, 2011 Acrylic 18 X 22"
Heart of Hearts, January 2011 Acrylic 18" X 22" © Marilyn Cvitanic
Dubrovnik, December 2010 Oil 23" X 36" © Marilyn Cvitanic
Bugs in the Soup, 2009 Watercolor On Paper 14" X 10" © Marilyn Cvitanic
Fulushima Dream, May 2014 Acrylic 28" X 22" © Marilyn Cvitanic
Quick Facts
Lives in
New York City
Works in
New York City
Representing galleries
Pierogi Gallery, Galerija Servantes (Split, Croatia)
dog, canine, animal, abstractions

Like many artists, I initially began painting figuratively, but I'm rarely interested in literal depictions of the world around me. Fantasy elements immediately appeared in my work and are particularly apparent in Epiphany* and Dandelion Breath*. My portraits of dogs and cats are somewhat of an exception, having anthropomorphized my subjects though these paintings rather than simply recording their physical appearance. Each of my animal subjects is imbued with a distinct personality and an individuality that sets him or her apart from the rest of the animal world.

My most recent work includes a new series, Small Animals*, combining abstraction and earlier animal themes. Once again, the interplay of scale and perspective create a surreal environment in which animal forms float, alone and out-of-place, simultaneously alienated and intrigued by their situation.

In addition to my studio work, over the last five years I have lectured in Art History at Manhattan College.

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