1976   MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts,  Boston, Massachusetts
          (now called The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

1973   BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Selected Exhibitions

Over the past decade I have been working with photography and photo-collages in addition to my painting.

The imagery in my work is somewhere between abstract and completely non-objective, except for some of my photographs. The photography often reveals the sources in the real world of my abstract work.

61 West 62nd Street, 7N
10023 New York City (US)



I am a professional artist based in New York City. I have a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art (1973), and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (1976), both in Boston, Massachusetts.


Beneath the Surface
2011 Wexler GalleryPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

2006 H. Pelham Curtis Gallery
New Canaan, Connecticut

2005 The University of Szeged
Szeged, Hungary

1999 Akar Architecture & Design
Iowa City, Iowa

1999 The Philadelphia Art Alliance Members' Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


2009 Wexler Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Two-person Exhibition with furniture artist Vivian Beer


2019 Professional Women Photographers at the Atlantic Gallery
New York, NY
Photography Exhibition: Abstracted Reality

2019 Professional Women Photographers at the Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Photography Exhibition: Glimpses of Our World

2018 Annual Members Invitational"
Equity Gallery
New York, New York

2017 "Glass"
New York Center for Photographic Arts
New York, New York

2017 "Big Idea"
The Painting Center
New York, New York

2015 "Relationships:in situ environments"
Wexler Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013 Gimme Shelter
A group photo exhibition in conjunction with the
Long Island City Arts Open Festival
Insite Design Studio
Long Island City
New York, New York

2011 Wexler Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Summer Group Show

2011 An Exchange with Sol Lewitt
North Adams, Massachusetts

2010 Nurture Art Benefit
Zieher Smith Gallery
New York, New York

2010 Marseille Project Gallery
Marseille, France

2009 Marseille Project Gallery
Marseille, France

2008 SCA Contemporary Art
Albuquerque, New Mexico
INprint Contemporary Printmaking

2008 Esto No Es Una Galeria
Bogota, Colombia

2007 Artyfakt Gallery

2005 Bryant Street Gallery
Palo Alto, California

2005 Art Gotham
New York, New York


Articles/ in Journals and Online

Marilyn Kirsch Paintings and Photo-collages featured in diSONARE, Issue Number 4, March, 2015

Cook, Michael, The Art of Marilyn Kirsch: A ‘Transcendental Minimalism’
Ducts www.ducts.org, Issue 18, Winter 2007

Cook, Michael, Lyrical Abstraction as an Artform,
Artinsight www.artinsight.com, March 2006

Crossett, Laura E., Exotic Shades of Ordinary Colors;
The recent artwork of Marilyn Kirsch,
ICON, Iowa City, Iowa, VII, July 8-14, 1999, p.11.

Masheck, Joseph, Neo-Neo,
Artforum, XVIII, September, 1979, p.40.