Marcie Begleiter is a California-based artist working in photography, drawing, painting, ceramics and film. Her work has been supported by grants from the NEA, LACES, the Foundation for Art Resources and Germany's Hamburger Kunsthalle. Her work has been included in exhibits at Praxis Center of Art in Minneapolis, University of Santa Barbara, The Miossi Galley at Cuesta College and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. She has an upcoming solo show at the Cambria Center for the Arts opening in November of 2022. Begleiter directed the feature documentary “Eva Hesse” which premiered at the Whitney Museum in 2015. Formerly Founding Director of the Integrated Learning Program at Otis College of Art, Associate Professor of in the Graduate Department Film at Art Center College of Design and on the faculty of the International Filmschule in Köln, Germany. She has lived in Los Osos since 2017.
About the Work
Working in and around the boundaries of Contemporary Surrealism, Eco-Feminism, and Biomorphism, Marcie’s work explores hidden systems, secret codes, and fantastic micro-organisms; it’s an intellectual as well as instinctual response to what is happening in 'nature'.
Our world is undergoing dramatic changes, many of them triggered by the actions of our species. The work is a meditation on the vibrancy of nature and its shape-shifting ability to evolve and survive. Large mammals may have their days numbered, but lichen and fungi should be just fine.
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