Featured Artist: Marne Meisel

Marne Meisel is an artist and educator based in downtown NYC. She received her BFA in Illustration from School of Visual Arts in 2004 as well as a Master’s Degree (MA) in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College in 2012. She was selected for a special scholarship to Columbia as an employee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After receiving her Master’s degree, she started teaching art at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York. She is currently part of the visual arts department at Brooklyn High School of the Arts in Brooklyn, NY. Her artwork has been shown through Dab Art, SOHO Renaissance Factory, AIR Gallery, Visual AIDS, Site: Brooklyn, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Employee Art Show. When she is not teaching, Marne is making and selling her handmade art and accessories via indie online platform Etsy. 


Artist’s Statement

Marne Meisel’s artworks are guided by observations in everyday life. She recreates the robust energy of her urban habitat through layers of bright colors and found materials. Transparent and opaque relationships are explored and formed through connected lines and shapes in the context of abstract architectural structures.