BIO

Having grown-up  in the Boulevard Housing Projects in East New York, Brooklyn, Marc attended Thomas Jefferson High School, and later studied Sociology at Brooklyn College.  He trained as an Orientation and Mobility Instructor for the Blind but spent the greater part of his working life in administrative positions in the labor movement.

After college, Marc began to make art.  He rejected a formal art education preferring instead to struggle alone toward a realization of his own unique style and content.  Marc paints with acrylics, draws with wax crayons and pen & ink, constructs collages and is a printmaker.

Working "high and low,"  Marc's childlike, naive style, uses humor, irony and paradox to reference existential questions, and issues regarding art, language and contemporary social problems.  His subjects range from the Ladino proverbs of the Sephardic Jews to the complexities and absurdities of modern life.

Marc is the author of Traces of Sepharad (Huellas de Sefarad), Etchings of Judeo-Spanish Proverbs. Artist Books, include: But a Bubble;  Man, A Machine of Absurdities; Signs; Cheap Gems, Precious Stones; Prometheus’ Gifts; White Rose; Luna Park; Prints and Poets; The Orestia Trilogy; Message from the Memoirist, Poems by Paul Pines, published by Dos Madres Press. In 2008 Marc founded Gravity Free Press to show, publish and distribute his artwork, books, broadsides, and to serve as a platform for collaborative projects with other artists, especially writers and poets. 

CONTACT

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Visit the Studio

If you would like to arrange a visit to Marc's studio in New York City, please get in touch.

 

Solo Shows

Luna Park, New York Public Library, Inwood, New York, NY 2017

Group Shows

  • New Paintings, Atwater Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY 2015

  • Outsider Artists, Atwater Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY 2014

  • Traces of Silence, juried show, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY 2013

  • Unbounded, juried show, Prague, Czech Republic 2013

  • Art & Friends, Deutsches Haus, New York, NY 2011

  • Small Works, juried show, Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY 2004

  • Times of War, Signs of Peace, Martin Luther King Center, New York, NY 2003

  • Peace Show, Kentler International Drawing Center, New York, NY 2002

  • Contemporary Collage Now, juried show, Nexus Gallery, New York, NY 2001

  • Small Works, Juror: Peter Blum, Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY 2001

  • Glue, Annual Exhibit of Collage/Assemblage Society,
    New Century Artists, New York, NY 2001

Books

Commissions

  • Café Review, cover & centerfold 2015, 2017

  • Jewish Currents, illustrations 2009, 2011- 2013

  • Jewish Currents, cover & centerfold 2010

  • Jews Calendar, illustrations 2000-2001

  • Jews, Chosen Words and Images, cover & illustrations, Issues #1, 2, 3, 7, 8 1999-2002

  • Dull Doll, poem by Esther Cohen, illustrations & calligraphy 1999

Collaborations

Articles & Reviews

Radio & Television

Lectures & Talks

  • Louis and Mildred Resnick Lecture Series, NYS College at New Paltz, NY 2014

  • Union Synagogue, Brooklyn, NY 2012

  • Sephardic Horizons, Washington, DC 2011

  • Center for Jewish History, New York, NY 2009

  • JCC New Haven, CT 2009

  • Instituto Cervantes, New York, NY 2009

Teaching

  • Shakespeare’s Plays, 1199 SEIU, New York, NY 2005-2016