Lawrence Fine Art

Name : Marjorie Strider
Biography :

 Pop art has usually been considered a males-only playground.  As with the arts movements that preceded it, women artists who participated were considered mere consorts, pale shadows of their male partners.  In a recent survey of pop art, only one painting out of 200 shown was painted by a female painter. Only now is their contribution being reevaluated. Marjorie Strider is one of the most important artists of that period who work is being reconsidered. 

Marjorie Strider emerged on the New York art scene in the mid-1960’s when her carved and painted wood panels of 3-D girls in bikinis were shown in the Pace Gallery show entitled “The First International Girlie Show”, which also included paintings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Tom Wesselman.
 
Strider had her first solo show at Pace Gallery. Following the show, Pace Galleries dubbed her the inspiration for “The First International Girlie Show” and giving her numerous one-woman shows. 
 
The artist’s oeuvre has been the subject of extensive art critical writings, including a monograph entitled “Dramatic Gestures,” by Donald Kuspit and Raphel Rubinstein, published by Hard Press Editions (2004); Lucy Lippard’s “Pop Art” (1966); John Wilmerding’s “The Pop Objective” (2013) written for the show of the same name at Acquavella Gallery; Jon Yau in “Independent Spirit” (2011); “Seductive Subversion” by Sid Sachs (2010); “Pop Art: 50 Works You Should Know” by Gary Van Wyk (2013); and “Who are the Great Women Pop Artists” by Kim Levin in Art News(2010, with Strider’s work featured on the cover).
 
 Marjorie Strider is the recipient of major grants and fellowships including the National Endowment for the Arts, and Pollock/Krasner Foundation (2009), and her work may be found in public collections including: The Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas; and the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT, among many others.
 
Lawrence Fine Art will open "The Second International Girlie Show:  Work by Marjorie Strider" Summer 2014.
 
Please see this article in LI Pulse Magazine for a review of the show and description of Marjorie's work.
Download : Monograph (PDF)
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