Marc Pelletier was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1957. He received his BFA from the University
of Southern Maine in 1981 and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in
1983. In 1979 he studied at Whitelands College in London. In 1980 he spent a
formative summer at the Skowhegan School of Art in his home state after being awarded
the Marguerite Zorach Scholarship in Painting. Pelletier began making collages after he
moved to Manhattan in 1983, and since then has participated in solo and group shows in
NYC and Cherry Valley, NY.
The challenge to interpret and describe one's life through the medium of oil painting is still vital for me as an artist today. I create oils on canvas, graphic works on paper, etchings, and collages that express a personal iconography through experimental techniques. Art for me has always been fraught with a real sense of discovery. Each time I begin a work the aspect of the unknown is what I must explore.
1983 M.F.A. -Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
1981 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1980 B.F.A. -University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
1979 Whitelands College, Roe Hampton Institute, London, England
2012-2018 Solo and group exhibitions at The Cherry Branch Gallery, Cherry Valley NY
2000-2018 Annual Print Review, Art Students League, NYC
1999 "Open Your Heart" Bailey House Benefit Auction, Puck Bldg, NYC
1998 "Seeing Money" The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1998 "Skowhegan at Fifty, The Maine Legacy" Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
1997 "Recent Paintings" GalleryXVI, NYC, One-man show.
1997 "New Work" Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Williamsburg, NYC, One-man show.
1997 "Recent Paintings and Drawings" The Bar Gallery, NYC, One-man show.
1993 Hobe Sound North Gallery, Portland, Maine
1993 Wenniger Graphics Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
1992 "Refiguring the Form" 101 Wooster Gallery,NYC
1992 "Body Double" La Mama Galleria, NYC
1991 "Fracture" Marymount Manhattan Gallery, NYC
1991 "Made in Maine" University of Southern Maine, Portland
1990 "Figure in the Landscape" Center Gallery, Gorham, Maine, One-man show.
1987 "Human Form from the Media Age" Kaufman Astoria Studios, Queens, N.Y.
1986 "Small Works by Big Thinkers" Bess Cutler Gallery, NYC