Philadelphia, PA

Marilyn Holsing

clay, paint, cloth, wood, beads
6 x 8 x 4 inches each figure

Please contact the gallery for a complete updated resume.


b. Canton, Ohio, 1946
Lives and works in Philadelphia


1973 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, MA, Drawing and Painting
1970-71 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, graduate study with Hoyt Sherman
1969 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, BFA, Painting, Drawing, and Graphics

Solo Exhibitions

Marilyn Holsing: BFF, C.R. Ettinger Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Further Tales of Young Marie Antoinette, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Marilyn Holsing, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL
Marilyn Holsing, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F, Philadelphia, PA
Recent Works on Paper, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
The Uncanny, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
The Bride, Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Women of the West and Other Tales, Marion Locks Gallery East, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

New Space, New Work, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Flattening the Form, Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, DC
Bye Bye Old City, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Joy!, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
14th Annual Inliquid Benefit Auction, Gallery Joe Booth, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
In Front of Strangers, I Sing: 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Transformations, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA
All About Etchings, Chris Neptune Gallery, Washington, DC
Something French, Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibition of Select Prints, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA 2010
Prints by Gallery Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Selections from C.R. Ettinger Studio, 2000-2010, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
50 very small drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
The Figure Today, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
The Figure Today, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fantastical Imaginings, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Group Show, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD
Magical Realism, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Art on Paper 2006, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Telling Stories: The Narrative in Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
Collaboration As a Medium, Edison Gallery, Washington, DC (traveling Art Place, Baltimore MD and more sites)
Figure Out: Drawing as Narrative, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
25th Anniversary Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Ten Contemporary Artists, 5 x 2, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Drawing With Color, Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
When Reason Dreams: Drawings Inspired By the Visionary, the Fantastic, and the Unreal, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Body Dismorphia, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA curated by Jeanne Jaffe
Allentown Art Museum, 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, Allentown, PA (Juror: Judith Tannenbaum, Curator, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI)
Biographies: Philadelphia Narratives, Institute of Contemporary Art, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (catalog)
Biographies: Philadelphia Narratives, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA (Nov.-Dec.) (catalog)
In Her Voice: Self-Portraits by Women, Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Biennial ‘98, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE (catalog)
Works on Paper 1998, Beaver College, Glenside, PA (Juror: Mark Rosenthal, Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Winter Group Show, The Painting Center, New York, N.Y. (Invited artist)
Allentown Art Museum 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Allentown, PA (Juror: Susan Kane, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum, Atlanta,GA)
Tyler School of Art, Hallway Gallery, Elkins Park, PA (prints)
Tyler Faculty Show of Works on Paper, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Pertaining to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Julius Bloch Collection, Philadelphia, PA
What A Beautiful View!, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Philadelphia, PA
Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, NY, NY
Jeffrey Fuller Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Kuban Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Group Show, Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
A Few Fears, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
Strange Stories, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (two person show with Judith Linhares)
Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA (two person show with Rochelle Toner)
Selections 17, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
By The Sea, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
Narrative Settings II, Josef Gallery, New York, NY
Incidents and Events, The Seagram Building, New York, NY
Eccentric Representation, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (two person show with Tom Judd)
Philadelphia Artists Today, Touchstone Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Group Show, Barbara Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
Beauty of the Beast, Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Group Show, Hundred Acres Gallery, New York, NY
Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (Juried)
Summer Scene, Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL

Grants and Awards

FID Prize Nominee,
Independence Foundation, Fellowship In The Arts
Philagrafika Print Portfolio, selected artist
Leeway Foundation, Window of Opportunity Grant
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, SOS Grant
Invited Applicant, Lila Wallace - Giverny Artists’ Residency Program, Giverny, France (I did not receive a residency)
Finalist, Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Visual Arts: 2-D
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Painting Artists’ Fellowship (catalog)
NEA/Artists’ Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Painting
Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Discipline Winner, Painting
Artists’ Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Painting
Finalist, National Endowment for the Arts, drawing

Selected Collections

Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
University of New Mexico
Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Brandywine Graphics Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
Appalachian State University
State Univ. College at Potsdam, NY
Library of Congress
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews, & Ingersoll, Philadelphia, PA
Rutgers, Camden, NY

Reviews and Publications

Rice, Robin, "Her Majesty," Philadelphia City Paper, Jan. 12 - 18
Newhall, Edith, "Mean girls," The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, January 15
Arthurs, Maegan, "Transformations - Works on paper at Episcopal Cathedral," The Artblog “Marilyn Holsing Gives Marie Antoinette’s Magical Femininity A Modern Touch.” The Huffington Post. January 3, 2012.
McMenaminm Alison. “Marie Antoinette returns to Gallery Joe.” The Art Blog. December 29
Kettner, Em. “Marilyn Holsing: Further Tales of Young Marie Antoinette.” Title Magazine, December 21
Schwartz, Chip. “Marilyn Holsing at Gallery Joe.” Knight Arts, December 13,
Lopez, Ruth. “Marilyn Holsing at Melanee Cooper.” ARTNews (December 2007): 165.
Fallon, Roberta. “Gray’s Anatomy: Two shows explore moral ambiguity.” Philadelphia Weekly, December 5-11, 2007.
Rosof, Libby. “Murder and excess-Matthews and Holsing at Gallery Joe.” The Art Blog. November 5, 2007
Newhall, Edith. “Ballad of murder unfolds in drawings.” Philadelphia Inquirer (November 23, 2007).
Donagrandi, Richard. “Young Marie Series work by Marilyn Holsing.” Art Scope,
Land Grant Review, commissioned to make the image for the cover and twelve title pages for this literary journal
Three Decades of American Printmaking, The Brandywine Workshop Collection, Hudson Hills Press
New American Paintings, Mid-Atlantic edition.
Fallon, Roberta. Philadelphia Weekly, "A Pose by Any Other Name", May 20, 2004
Hagan, Susan. The City Paper, "Drawing Interest", May 27, 2004
Sozanski,Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, "Figures, for a change," June 2004
Donohoe, Victoria. Philadelphia Inquirer, “Works on Paper", Rosemont College
Art In America, Jan. announcement of Leeway WOO recipients
Interviewed by Tracy Tannenbaum for “Art Walk" segment on WXPN
Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 10. “Body Dismorphia"1999
Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, March 28. “Biographies: Philadelphia Narratives
Rice, Robin. Philadelphia City Paper, Apr. 2-8. “Biographies: Philadelphia Narratives
Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, April 17. “Works on Paper 1998", Beaver College
Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 25, “The Uncanny", Philadelphia Art Alliance
Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, April 19. “Biennial" Delaware Art Museum
Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 24. Review of Tyler Faculty Show.
Le Clair, Charles. The Art of Watercolor, Watson-Guptil, Inc.
Raynor, Vivien. New York Times, June 18. “Selections 17", The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Teaching Experience

1973 - present
Temple University, Tyler School of Art, University Dept. of Art and Art Education (Studio Area), Philadelphia, Pa. Currently: Professor, Studio Art

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