Born 1942, Milwaukee, WI
Lives and works in New York, NY
1966 MFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1964 BS University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2018 Walking Backward Running Forward, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Harmonies, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
2014 Circle in the Square, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
1992 Robert Morrison Gallery, New York, NY
1989 John Good Gallery, New York, NY
1987 John Good Gallery, New York, NY
1976 Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY
1969 Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 ROYGBIV, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
Michelle Benoit, Marilyn Lerner, and Pete Schulte, McKenzie Fine Art Inc., New York, NY
2017 Paisley, curated by Peter Hristoff, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
EDGE, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2016 Voyage of the Beagle, curated by Peggy Cyphers, RADIATOR Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Full Tilt, curated by John Yau, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
The Thing Itself, curated by John Yau, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
2014 Vivid Painting, curated by Christian Haub, Terrazzo Art Projects, New York, NY
2012 Susan Hartnett / Ralph Humphrey / Marilyn Lerner / Dona Nelson, curated by Klaus Kertess,
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Rhyme, Not Reason, curated by John Yau, Janice Kurnatowski Gallery, New York, NY
Make Yourself at Home, curated by Sabrina Blaichman, Caroline Copley, and Genevieve
Hudson-Price, 7Eleven Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Octet: Selected Works from the School of Visual Arts, Suna and Inac Kira Foundation,
Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2008 Organic Geometry, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
2006 To Shanghai and Back, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
2001 Expanding Tradition: Contemporary Works Influenced by Indian Miniatures,
curated by Susan Leopold, Deutsch Bank Lobby Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Yau, John, A Dozen Memorable Exhibitions from 2018, Hyperallergic, December 30, 2018.
Rhodes, David, The Sounds of Music: Marilyn Lerner at Kate Werble Gallery,
artcritical, October 13, 2018.
Holmes, Jessica, Marilyn Lerner: Walking Backward Running Forward, The Brooklyn Rail,
October 3, 2018.
Yau, John, Marilyn Lerner’s Random and Deliberate Geometries, Hyperallergic,
September 16, 2018.
Yau, John, A Show That Requires a Different Kind of Looking, Hyperallergic, January 14, 2018.
2017 Harmonies: Marilyn Lerner, exhibition catalogue, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
Yau, John, A Singular Enterprise, The Wild Children of William Blake: Essays On Art and Poetry,
p. 219, November 2017.
2016 Yau, John, A Singular Enterprise, Hyperallergic, September 11, 2016.
Marilyn Lerner, Romanov Grave, September 7, 2016.
2014 Marilyn Lerner, Circle in the Square, Kilkenny Arts Festival Magazine, August 2014.
Macklin, Laurence, Artists and audience asked to mix it up a little for overhauled Kilkenny
Festival, Irish Times, August 6, 2014.
Marilyn Lerner: Studio Visit, Painters’ Table, August 10, 2014.
Dunne, Aiden, Clouds in a church and other sounds move at Kilkenny Artist Festival,
Irish Times, August 15, 2014.
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2014 set to attract 40,000 visitors, The Munster Express,
August 12, 2014.
Nolan, Mary Catherine, VAN Critique Sept/Oct 2014: Marilyn Lerner at Butler Gallery,
Visual Artists Ireland,
December 15, 2014.
Tipton, Gemma, Critics’ Picks: Marilyn Lerner, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Artforum,
Yau, John, Weekend Studio Visit: Marilyn Lerner In Chelsea, Hyperallergic, August 10, 2014.
2010 Naves, Mario, Rhyme, Not Reason at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, City Arts,
September 28, 2010.
2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize, New York, NY
1994 Adolph and Esther Gottleib Foundation, Individual Support Grant
1991 Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Indo-American Fellowship
Fulbright Scholarship, 1991-1992
1990 New York Foundation for the Arts, Drawing Fellowship
1989 New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Program
MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH
1987 National Endowment for the Arts, Painting
1981 Caps Fellowship, Painting
1976 Caps Fellowship, Painting
1965 LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Ox-Bow School of Art, Fellowship
1964 LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Ox-Bow School of Art, Fellowship
SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
The Office of Public Works for the State Art Collection, Ireland
McCrory Corporation, New York, NY
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
IBM Corporation, Endicott, New York, NY
Prudential Life Insurance, New York, NY
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland OH
Best Products, New York, New York, NY
Commerce Bankshares, Kansas City, MO
United Yarn Products, New York, NY
Davis Polk and Wardell, New York, NY
Arthur Anderson & Company, New York, NY
Merrill Lynch, New York, NY
Bell Telephone, New York, NY
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH