Esther Marie

Class Subject:

Abstract Expressionism in Watercolor


Esther Marie creates abstract paintings, drawings, sculptures and complex mixed-media installations that are rooted in a concrete contemplation: the existence of society and nature. As we see how the environment is changing around us. 97% of scientists state this is not complementary single system.

It is a subject that has captivated Esther Marie since her early twenties studying at Stony Brook University on Long Island and spending years in the north shores on the Long Island Sound as an offshore explorer. The observations she gathered both in nature and the urban landscape, which she has called home for the past 30 plus years, inform an artistic practice that is firmly rooted in the plein-aire landscape tradition. Though this body of work is strictly abstract and thus linked to the modernist canon, nature remains its major source of inspiration.

Esther Marie’s compositions are characterized by linear, diagrammatic structures that are contrasted with biomorphic planes. They are evocative of architectural structures, aerial views of vast landscapes, or as Esther Marie puts it, “where nature and imagined spaces can co exist”

Esther Marie lives and works on Long Island, NY. She received her MFA in painting from Long Island University in 2014. She is the recipient of a several grants and work-study fellowships, as well as residencies at Chautauqua Institute, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and the Rotary International Exchange in South Korea. Recent exhibitions include projects at Gallery North in Setauket, NY; the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY and the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages History in Stony Brook.

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