Fan Kuan, 10th-early 11th century, Song Dynasty
What exists outside ourselves exists also within ourselves
I return again to the idea that painting can be a portal between the material and spiritual realms. The act of observing a painting — the ethereal nature of seeing — can evoke great powers of the imagination. I consider these paintings heightened fields of consciousness. Intimate encounters with natural phenomena. Through the handling of paint one is drawn into a force field. The painting’s edges do not define the space but rather hold the possibility of an unfolding presence.
1982 MFA — Painting and Drawing, American University, Washington, DC. Studied with Robert D’Arista, Alan Feltus and Helene Herzbrun.
1978 BFA with concentration in Japanese and Korean ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.
2020 Arts in Embassies, Ankara 2020. Curated by Sarah Tanguy.
2019 Of Wonder – The Jerusalem Biennale. Curator: Mindy Weisel.
2018 Studio Montclair Invitational “Making as Thinking,” cuarted by Todd Lambrix, Newark, NJ.
2018 Viewpoints 2018/Studio Montclair, curated by Gary Garrido Schneider.
2017 aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art/Studio Montclair, Newark, NJ. ViewPoints 2017, juried show curated by Karen Wilkin. Jurors’ award.
2017 Vermont Studio School Residency, Johnson, VT.
2017 Yaddo Summer Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY.
2017 McLean Center for the Arts, McLean, VA. One person show September 2017, curated by Nancy Sausser.
2002 Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC. Madalyn Marcus: Paintings, solo exhibItion of paintings with catalogue and essay by Howard Norman.
2002 Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC. Abstraction and Illusion, work of featured gallery painters.
2002 Art in Embassies Program, U.S. State Department, work selected for U.S. Embassy in Israel.
2002 Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Art Auction curated by Judy Greenberg, director of The Kreeger Museum.
2000 Art in Embassies Program, U.S. State Department, work selected for U.S. Embassy in Egypt.
2000 Ceramic wall installation at the Balian Ceramic Studio, Alexandria/Jerusalem. Over 350 tiles (6 and 12 inch squares) spanning 9 x 12 feet. Attached to exterior stucco wall facing private garden and residence.
1999 Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD. ARTSCAPE: 2000 Minus 1, curated by Doreen Bolger, Howardena Pindell and Terrie Sultan.
1999 Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Washington, DC. Paintings titled Out of Absence, co-curated show with Mindy Weisel.
1998 Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Recent Paintings. Cuarted by W.C. Richardson and Paula Crawford.
1998 Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. ARTSITES ’98, curated by Sarah Tanguy.
1997 Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Washington, DC. Works on paper curated by Mindy Weisel.
1989 The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC. Oil paintings.
1988 Fine Arts Academy of Budapest, Hungary. Oil paintings.
1987 Artists Space at Ninth and South Streets, Philadelphia, PA. Oil paintings.
1987 N.A.B. Artists’ Space, Chicago, IL. Oil paintings.
2017 Essay by Karen Wilkin, curator of ViewPoints 2017, juried show at aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art/Studio Montclair, Newark, NJ.
2017 Essay by Nancy Sausser, curator of Discordant Voices: Paintings by Madalyn Marcus, McLean Center for the Arts, McLean, VA.
2002 The Washington Post. Review by Ferdinand Protzman titled Troyer Gallery’s Inaugural Show is a Blockbuster.”
2002 The Georgetowner. Review by John Blee titled Art Warp.”
2002 Washington City Paper. Review by Louis Jacobson titled “Madalyn Marcus.”
2002 Catalogue of show Madalyn Marcus: Paintings, Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC. Essays by Howard Norman.
1999 The Washington Post, Arts Section, February 18. Review by Ferdinand Protzman titled Starting at Square One.”
1998 Washington Review, Special ARTSITES 98 Edition. Vol XXIV, No. 1, 1998 June/July. Review of Made to Measure, curated by Sarah Tanguy.
1998 ARTSITES catalogue by Sarah Tanguy, published by Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
1998 Articulate, the Mid-Atlantic region premier arts magazine. Issue Number 29, 1998. Painting featured on cover, and review by J.W. Mahoney.
1998 Catalogue of show Recent Paintings, Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Essays by W.C. Richardson and Paula Crawford. (Excerpt from catalogue)
1999 Recipient of the Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Awards Program.