Three paintings from Willie Marlowe, Firlefanz Gallery, Albany NY

Willie Marlowe’s paintings are heavily influenced by Islamic art and miniature paintings, animated with the personal, the particular. The ability to create within a limited space, confident works of rhythmic structure and intriguingly complicated compositions, is a particular hallmark of her work. The artist has a deep interest in the field of archaeology with its scientific study of peoples of the past, their culture and relationships to the environment. Such a deep personal interest leads her to explore evolving visual images, discovering and deciphering shapes, space, and constructs, which lend a sense of a “cosmos pre-history” to the images.--Marijo Doherty, Director Emeritus, University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York


M.F.A. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1969
B.S. School of Art, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 1965
The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 1964.


Gallery C, Raleigh, NC, 2003
Fondo del Sol Gallery, Washington, DC, 2002
Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 2002
Rathbone Gallery, The Sage Colleges, Albany, N.Y., 2001
Perrella Gallery, Fulton-Montgomery CommunityCollege,Johnstown, NY, 2000
Retrospective Show 1988-’98, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland,1998
The University Center Gallery, L.S.U., Shreveport, LA, 1997
Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY 1997, 1992
The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC 1997, 1982
Department of Art, McHenry County College, Chrystal Lake, IL, 1995
The Forum Gallery, Gütersloh, Germany 1992
The Barrett Art Gallery, Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, NY 1986
Adirondack Community College, Glens Falls, NY 1985
Stockton State College, Pomono, NJ 1976
The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY 1973
The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC 1971


In Place, Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY, 2003
Small Treasures, Deborah Davis Fine Arts, Hudson, NY, 2003
Two Artists, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland, 2002
Reprise, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland, 2002
Haven, Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, N.Y., 2002
Gallery Artists, Get Real Art, New York, N.Y., 2001
Post Millenium Mussings, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL., 2000
Small Works, Stephen Gang Gallery, NY, NY, 1997
Foreman Gallery, Mezzanine, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, 1996
Fractured Visions,(Featured Artist) Limited Space Gallery, Sacramento, CA,, 1996
Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Three Person Show, Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, 1995
Art in Boxes, England & Co., London, England, 1993, Castle Museum, Nottingham, England, 1994
Hair: The Long and Short of It, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St.James, NY, curated from slide collection of Organization of Independent Artists, NYC., 1994
The Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY 1990 (Traveling Exhibition 1990-1993)
Friedmann Gallery, Gütersloh, Germany, 1992
1st International Biennial of Graphic, Gyor, Hungary 1992
The Regional Retrospective, The Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY 1990
Art of Today # 3, 1990 & # 2 1987, International Invitational Exhibition, The Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Artists' Books, Library and Research Center, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC 1987
Contemporary Arts: Ancient Inspirations, Stux Gallery, Boston, MA 1987
Faces of the City: Albany Portraits For Three Centuries, The University Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y.A., Albany, NY 1986
Gender and Gesture, Gallery 53, Cooperstown, NY and The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 1986
Miniature Invitational, The Elaine Starkman Gallery, NYC 1983


Generations III, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, 2002 [Traveling Exhibition]
Artists of the Mohawk/Hudson Region, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1982, 1980, 1979, 1977
Paper, Scissors, Stone, III Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA 2001
Annual National, Nexus Gallery, New York, NY 1999, 1998
Small Works, Nexus gallery, New York, NY, 1998
The Motion of the Ocean, The Ridge Street Gallery, NY, NY, 1997
Transforming Tradition, Woman Caucus for Art Annual National Conference Exhibitions, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, 1996
Sum of Its Parts, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI, 1996
Copy Art, Organization for Independent Artists, O.I.A. Gallery, New York, NY, 1995
Her Hands, Albin O. Kuhn Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1994.
Magnum Opus 93, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA, 1993
Revising Boundaries: Southern Women Artists, W.C.A., Seattle, WA, 1993.
Introductions, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA 1992
Chroma-Zone, Mesa Cultural Program, Mesa, AZ 1988 (selected for travelling exhibition, 1988-1992)
Women and Watercolor, Transco Energy Co., Houston, TX 1988
Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Dell Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 1986, 1987
10th Annual Small Works Show, Washington Square East Galleries, NYC Juried by Holly Solomon, 1986
Letters, The Clocktower Gallery, NYC 1986
Mirrored Images, Merrill Hall, New York University, NYC 1986
Paper/Fiber IX, The Arts Center. Iowa City, IA AWARDED 2ND IN WATERCOLOR., 1986
Fifth Annual Competition, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY AWARD WINNER, juried by Pam Adler, 1986
National Miniature Painting Competition, Prescott-Groos Gallery, Santa Fe, NM COMPETITION WINNER-GROUP SHOW 1985


The Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland
Schenectady Museum, NY
Quad Graphics, Boston, MA
The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Artpool Archive, Budapest, Hungary
The Phoenix Group, East Greenbush, NY
First Albany Corporation, Albany, NY
The Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
The Franklin Furnace, New York, NY
The University Art Museum, SUNYA, Albany, NY
Legislative Offices, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
The Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY
Russell Sage College, Troy, NY
Fraida Varah, Inc., Albany, NY
Bullard, McLeod Inc., Albany, NY


The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, 1999
Visting Artist, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland, 1998
Visiting Artist, University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy, 1989
Partners of the Americas, Lectures at the U.S. Embassy and at Colleges in Barbados, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, 1986


Professor, Department of Visual Arts, Sage College of Albany, The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY 1977 to Present (sabbatical, 2004 & 1987)
"Celtic Connections", Sage International Program, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Summer 2001
"Sage College at Oxford", Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, Summer 1992
Distinguished Faculty Service Award, 1996, Sage College of Albany
Adjunct Faculty, Skidmore College and University Without Walls, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1970-74
Independent Study, Graduate Painting Program, MAT, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, 1982
Mentor, Advisor, Empire State College, Albany, NY, 1975,1983
Adjunct Faculty, Columbia Green Community College, Hudson, NY, 1975-1977


S.O.S.(Special Opportunity Stipend),Rensselaer County Council on the Arts and N.Y. Foundation for the Arts, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1991
Faculty Development Grants, Sage College of Albany, 1995, 1991, 1984, 1981, 1978
Artist Space, NYC (for solo show at Lake George Arts Projects) 1988
N.Y.S.C.A. (for Solo show at the Barrett Art Gallery, Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, NY) 1986