Marlene Siff

category: Visual, Visual-Illustration,

Contact & Info


Phone: 203.226.8557


Artist Statement

"I am concerned with communicating a sense of harmony, balance, order and spirituality.

We are all confronted on a daily basis with the fragmentation of our non-linear lives, trying, as in a puzzle, to make the pieces fit together to make sense of it all.
My paintings, works on paper, and sculpture depict imagery of personal events and psychological issues. They are expressed through geometric shapes, color, light, space, texture, edges and movement each interplaying with one another engaging the viewer to participate.

In my last body of work entitled “Elements of Peace”, I embarked on a series of white paintings that abandoned my signature bold palette. These paintings, from the "Elements of Peace" series, pay homage to people who have been affected by war. White is soft, quiet, spiritual, unadorned and full of infinite possibilities. My intention was to create an architectural space for rest, retreat, connection, reflection and identification.

I am presently working on a new body of work related to music. I studied the piano for many years as a child and always listen to music when I work. The rhythm, structure and sounds influence the shapes, color, light, space and texture in my paintings.

The multi-dimensionality and multi-layering of my work reference what one must uncover to penetrate the illusions of reality and reach the mystery and essence of the soul."


Educational Background

  • LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing arts (Formerly High School of Music and Art) - 1951
  • Hunter College, B.A. in Fine Arts, Kappa pi - 1957