Marilyn Lerner (b.1942)


Marilyn Lerner (b.1942). Journal of Long Before, 1988. Oil pastel on paper, 29 x 34 inches; 33 x 38 inches in blonde oak frame. Provenance: John Good Gallery, New York, NY.

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2016        Hyperallergic – A Singular Enterprise, Marilyn Lerner by John Yau, NY

2016        Interview with Marilyn Lerner, Romanov Grave

2014        Art Forum – CRITICS’ PICKS – Marilyn Lerner, Butler Gallery Museum,

Kilkenny, Ireland, by Gemma Tipton

2014       Hyperallergic – Weekend Studio Visit: Marilyn Lerner in Chelsea,

New York, by John Yau, NY



2016          CUE Art Foundation, curated by Deborah Kass, NY

2014          Butler Gallery Museum, curated by Anna O’Sullivan, Museum Director, –

Kilkenny, Ireland

1992          Robert Morrison Gallery, NY

1990          Marilyn Lerner /Jill Levine, Fiction / Nonfiction, NY

1989          John Good Gallery, NY

1987          John Good Gallery, NY

1976          Kornblee Gallery, NY

1972          Marilyn Lerner / Bill Schwedler, Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, MI.

1969          Zabriskie Gallery, NY



2017          American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY

2017          EDGE, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2016          Voyage of the Beagle, RADIATOR Gallery, curated by Peggy Cyphers, NY

2015          Full Tilt, Novella Gallery, curated by John Yau, NY

2015          The Thing Itself, curated by John Yau, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, N.J.

2014          Vivid Painting, Terrazzo Art Projects, curated by Christian Haub, NY

2012          Susan Harnet /Ralph Humphery / Marilyn Lerner Dona Nelson, curated by Klaus Kertess, Mary Boone Gallery, NY

2010          Rhyme, Not Reason, Janice Kurnatowski Gallery, Curated by John Yau, NY

2010          Make Yourself at Home, 7Eleven Gallery, curated by Sabrina Blaichman, Caroline Copley and Genevieve Hudson-Price, NY

2009         Ocet: Selected Works from the School of Visual Arts, Suna and Inac Kirac Foundation Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

2008         Organic Geometry, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY

2006         To Shanghai and Back,The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, NY

2001          Expanding Tradition: Contemporary Works Influenced by Indian Miniatures, Deutsch Bank Lobby Gallery, curated by Susan Leopold, NY

1997          After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Lilly Wei, NY

Possessions, coordinated by Milton Glaser, School of Visual Arts Museum, NY

1995          Reconstructivism: New Geometric Painting in New York, curated by Peter Frank, NY

1993          A Painting for Every Ticket- A Chicken in Every Pot, benefit for BOMB Magazine, Fabush Gallery, curated by Saul Ostrow and Betsy

Sussler, NY

Summer Salon Show Robert Morrison Gallery, N.Y.

Object Bodies De Pauw University, William Weston Clark Emison Art

Center, curated by Terry R. Myers, De Pauw, Indiana

1992          Selected Works of the Baruch Art Faculty, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, curated by Sandra Kraskin, NY

Painters on Press: Recent Abstract Prints, Madison Art Center, curated by Rene Barilleaux, Madison, WI

1990          Invitational, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY

Building Beliefs, Coup de Grace Gallery, curated by Terry R. Myers, NY

1989          Geometric Abstraction: The Private Side, Real Art, Inc. Gallery, curated by George Negroponte , NY

Invitational with Gallery Artists, Fiction / Nonfiction Gallery, NY

Methods of Abstraction, Gallery Urban, NY

Painting Between Paradigms, Rhamel Gallery, curated by Saul Ostrow,

Cologne, Germany, traveling to University Galleries, Spain, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY

Real Abstract, John Good Gallery, NY

Out of Order, Anne Plumb Gallery, curated by Christian Haub, NY

In Her Own Voice, McNeil Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Nature in Art: Paintings by 44 Women Artists, One Penn Plaza, curated by Ronny Cohen and Carola Van Den Houten, NY

1987          Solid Abstraction, Saxon Lee Gallery, curated by Saul Ostrow , Los Angeles, CA.

Stimulation, John Good Gallery, NY

Art Against AIDS, John Good Gallery, NY

1986          Art from the City University of New York: Approaches to Abstraction, Shanghai, China

New American Abstraction John Good Gallery, NY

Abstract World, Kamikaze Gallery, curated by Stephen Westfall, NY

1983          Still Life, Zim-Lerner Gallery, curated by Ronny Cohen, NY

Group Christmas Show, Bonnier Gallery, NY

1982          Group Show, Feminist Art Institute, NY

Group Show, Lehman College Art Gallery, NY

Group Show, Brainard Art Gallery, State University, Potsdam, NY

1981           Edge of Geometry, PS1, curated by Horace Brockington, NY

1980          Faculty Group Show, Anderson Gallery, curated by Michael Walls, Richmond, VA

1975          Faculty Exhibition, Florida International University Gallery, Miami, Fl

1973          Group Show, Max Hutchinson Gallery, NY

Second Annual Contemporary Reflections, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.

1972          American Woman Artist Show,Gedok Gemeinschaft Der Kunstlerinnen Und Kunstfruende, Hamburg, Germany

1970          Whitney Sculpture Annual, Whitney Museum, NY



2017          John Yau, Book, “The Wild Children of William Blake: Essays On Art And Poetry”. Essay: “A Singular Enterprise” page 219

2017          John Yau, “A Singular Enterprise, Marilyn Lerner” Hyperallergic Review, Illustrations

2014          Kilkenny Arts Festival Magazine, Butler Gallery Museum, “Marilyn Lerner, Circle In TheSquare,” Article and Illustration, Ireland, August

Laurence Macklin, “Artists and audience asked to mix it up a little for overhauled Kilkenny Festival”, Irish Times, Kilkenny Ireland, Aug.6th

Painters Table, Marilyn Lerner: Studio Visit Blogosher Article, Illustration, Aug. 10th

Aiden Dunne, Arts and Ideas: “Clouds in a church and other sounds move at Kilkenny Artist Festival,” Interview, Illustration, Irish Times,

Kilkenny Ireland, Aug. 15th

The Munster Express, “Kilkenny Arts Festival 2014 set to attract 40,000 visitors,” Article, Aug 12th

Martin Noonan, The Irish Times, The Ticket, “Take Five” Article and Illustration, Ireland, Aug 8th

Mary Catherine Nolan, Visual Artists Ireland, Visual Artists’ News Sheet: Critique Supplement, “Marilyn Lerner, Circle in the Square,”

Article and Illustrations, Ireland, Issue 5

Gemma Tipton, Marilyn Lerner, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle; curated by Anna O’Sullivan, Art Forum Critic’s Picks, Review and

Illustration, Kilkenny Ireland, September

John Yau, Weekend Studio Visit: Marilyn Lerner In Chelsea, Article and Illustrations, Hyperallergic, NY, Aug. 10th

2010         Mario Naves. Rhyme, Not Reason; curated by John Yau, City Art

2001         Ken Johnson. Expanding Tradition: Contemporary Works Influenced by Indian Miniatures, Deutsch Bank Lobby Gallery, The New York


1997         Holland Cotter. After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Arts, The New York Times

After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Newhoiuse Center for Contemporary Arts, Staten Island Advance

1992         Sue Scott, Marilyn Lerner at Robert Morrison Gallery, review, llustration, Art News

Barry Schwabsky. Marilyn Lerner at Robert Morrison, review, iIllustration, Art Forum

1991          Mary Jones. Marilyn Lerner / Jill Levine at Fiction / Non Fiction, Review, Illustration, Arts Magazine

1990          Peter Frank. Reconstructivist Painting: New Modern Abstraction in the United States, Artspace, review

Peter Frank. Reconstrtivisumus-Neo Modern Abstraktion in Den Vereinigten Staaten, Kunstforum International, No.105, Illustration

1989          Terry R. Myers. Controlled Substance, Marilyn Lerner’s Recent Paintings, article, illustration, Arts Magazine

Lilly Wei. Peripathic Artists: 14 Statements, interview, illustration, Art in America

Stephen Westfall. Cover illustration, New Observations Magazine

Project Wonder, illustration, pg.123, Art Forum

Alexandra Enders, Marilyn Lerner at John Good, Review, illustration, Art and Antiques

Robert Morgan. Marilyn Lerner at John Good, review, illustration, Flash Art

1989          Stephen Westfall. Marilyn Lerner at John Good, review, illustration, Art in America

John Yau. Marilyn Lerner at John Good, review, illustration, Art Forum

1988          Geremy Gilbert- Rolph. Solid Abstraction at Saxon Lee, review

1989          Pat McCoy. Hilma af Klint, Arts Magazine

1987          Amelia Jones. Room for Conceptual Experimentation, review, Art Week / Los Angeles

In Her Own Voice, interview, illustration, Bomb Magazine

Patty Harris. Stimulation at John Good, review, 108 Magazine

Ronnie Cohen. Marilyn Lerner at John Good, review, illustration

John Laughery. Marilyn Lerner at John Good, review, illustration

Cookie Mueller. “Stimulation” at John Good, review, Details

Gary Indiana. Marilyn Lerner at John Good, review, illustration,Village Voice

1977          Allen Ellenzweig. Marilyn Lerner at Jill Kornblee, review, Arts Magazine

Peter Frank. Marilyn Lerner at Jill Kornblee, review, illustration, Art News Magazine



2017         CUE Art Foundation, Harmonies, Marilyn Lerner, NY

2009        Ocet New York, School of the visual Arts, Selected Works From the School of the Visual Arts, New York, Sunaan Inan Kiric Foundation

Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, Exhibition catalogue, illustration

2006       To Shanghai and Back, Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the first exchange of artworks between The City University of New York

(CUNY) and Shanghai University’s College of Fine Art’s, curated by Maria Dembrowski, Justin Jackson, Kristin Stein Saroyan and Colette

Murphy The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York

1997         Vol. 1, After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, curated by Lilly Wei, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, exhibition

catalogue, illustration, NY

Vol. 2, After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, by Lilly Wei, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, essay catalogue,


1992        Artists and Educators: Selected Works of the Baruch Art Faculty, curated by Sandra Kraskin, Baruch Collage, catalogue, illustration

Object Bodies, curated by Terry R. Myers, De Pauw University, William

Weston Clark Emison Art Center, exhibition catalogue, illustration

1986        Approaches to Abstraction, City University of New York, Art from CUNY, exhibition catalogue by Sanford Wurmfeld, illustration, NY

Sightings: Drawing With Color, Pratt Institute, New York, Instituto de Estrudios Nortamericos, Barcelona, exhibition catalogue, illustration

Who’s Who in American Art, edited by Cattel press, 1986 -1990, NY

1972        Second Annual Contemporary Reflections 1972 – 1973 exhibition catalogue, illustration, Ridgefield, Conn.

Gedok American Woman Artist Show, Gedok Gemeinschalft Dur Kunstlerinnen Und Kunstfreunde, catalogue, illustration, Hamburg,


1970        Whitney Museum Sculpture Annual, exhibition calalogue, illustration, NY



2017          American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize, NY

1994          Adolph and Esther Gottleib Individual Support Grant

1991           Indo-American Fellowship, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Scholarship, 1991-1992

1990          New York Foundation for The Arts, Drawing

1989          New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Program

1989          MacDowell Colony Fellowship

1987          National Endowment for the Arts, Painting

1981           Caps Fellowship, Painting

1976          Caps Fellowship, Painting

1965          Fellowship to the Ox-Bow School of Painting, Summer

1964          Fellowship to the Ox-Bow School of Painting, Summer



The Office of Public Works for the State Art Collection, Ireland

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Chase Manhattan Bank, NY, NY.

IBM Corporation, Endicott, NY, NY

Prudential Life Insurance, NY, NY.

Progressive Corporation, Cleveland Ohio

Best Products, New York, N.Y., NY

Commerce Bankshares, Kansas City, Missouri

United Yarn Products, NY, N.Y

Davis Polk and Wardell, NY, N.Y.

Arthur Anderson & Company, NY N.Y.

Merrill Lynch, NY, N.Y.

Bell Telephone, NY, N.Y.