Marilyn Greenberg is a painter and fiction
writer who continues to shift between forms, cannily using her understanding
of each to inform the others. She engages our full range of emotions
by taking humor seriously and even in her darkest work, unearthing the
absurd. Her paintings, although abstract, have a narrative thrust and
create a language of visual metaphor. Their provocative surfaces are
disciplined by a reassuring structure. In her fiction Greenberg demonstrates
her painter's eye for detail, using unexpected imagery to create a keen
sense of place and a unique appreciation for human vulnerability. What all of Greenberg's
work has in common is a delicate power and melancholy wit.
Greenberg has had numerous one-person shows in New
York and her work is exhibited internationally. Her large abstract paintings
are in many private collections and have been purchased and shown in
major corporate collections such as: JP Morgan Chase, Prudential Life
Insurance Company, Sony Corporation, Security Pacific National Bank
etc., as well as embassies in Japan, Sweden and India.
Her story LESSONS was nominated for BEST
NEW AMERICAN VOICES in 2005. DESSERT, a finalist in Glimmer Train's
short story contest 2003, was published in the last issue of Kalliope
and two poems, A LIKENESS and MOTOR RUNNING appeared in
the last issue of Raritan Quarterly Review.
Alice Martell, of the Martell Agency, represents
FRAGILE LAUGHTER, Greenberg's first book of short fiction.
studio: 40 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
availability and prices on request
all images © marilyn greenberg 2015