"Marilyn Greenberg can paint. With her inherent skill, and deep knowledge of color, perspective, and spatial illusion, she transcends them all to create uniquely layered, abstract narratives. Initially drawn in by the bright, primary colors and repeated motifs, it is only gradually that our eyes perceive the often wildly unregulated forms that move and coalesce underneath. Then, the beautiful layering of imagery, varied brushstrokes, and veils of pigment, progressively reveal themselves; sometimes becoming recognizable forms, at others remaining elusive abstract suggestions. Greenberg's paintings reward extended and repeated viewings. Belying their initial simplicity, they catch our eyes and hold our mind's attention."
Art Historian, independent curator, art museum consultant, formerly Curatorial Director Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum in NY, Managing Director Guggenheim and Guggenheim Hermitage Museums, Director and Chief Curator Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, originating Director and Chief Curator of Kemper Museum, Director and Chief Curator of Hudson River Museum.