Marley Freeman, befores and afters, 2021. Oil and acrylic on linen, 42 × 44 in. (106.68 × 111.76 cm)
Book Signing and Reading by Eileen Myles
Wednesday, October 4, 6–8 pm
Karma Bookstore, New York
136 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
Marley Freeman will sign copies of her new monograph, published by Karma, and Eileen Myles will read excerpts from their poetic contributions to the volume.
Marley Freeman, ones former other one, 2021, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, anonymous gift, © Marley Freeman, courtesy the artist and Karma
Marley Freeman Artist Talk
at Resnick Pavilion, LACMA
Monday February 13, 2023, 7:30–9pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Join artist Marley Freeman and curator Jennie King for an artist-led walkthrough of ‘New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions’ at LACMA. The event will also include walkthroughs with Tanya Aguiñiga, Channing Hansen, Naotaka Hiro, and Alex Hubbard.
Read more and RSVP HERE
inanimate memory, 2021, oil and acrylic on linen, 44 1⁄8 × 42 inches; 112.1 × 106.7 cm, 44 7⁄8 × 42 3⁄4x 1 1⁄4 inches; 114 × 108.6 × 3.2 cm (framed)
Poetry reading and conversation on the occasion of Marley Freeman’s exhibition, take care
at Karma, New York
Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30 pm
22 East 2nd Street
New York, NY 10003
Karma is pleased to host a poetry reading by Anselm Berrigan and Ama Birch, followed by a conversation between Marley Freeman and Francesca Wade.
Marley Freeman, Here in Bedlam, 2020, watercolor on paper,
6 × 6 inches; 15.2 × 15.2 cm
Marley Freeman in
Artists for Artists Fundraiser
New York Academy of Art
October 1–October 26, 2020
Now in its 25th year, the New York Academy of Art’s annual fall gala auction will take now be known as “Artists for Artists.” This new name reflects the mission of the event, in which major artists donate work to fund scholarships for art students at the Academy and support the next generation of artists.
While previously the works were available for viewing one-night-only at Sotheby’s, this year instead all 200+ artworks in Artists for Artists will go on view at the Academy for a full month, October 1 – 26. Visitors will be able to view the works by appointment in a socially distanced format. As always, the Academy has received donations from a breathtaking array of major contemporary artists, including Jeff Koons, Kiki Smith, Laurie Simmons, Shepard Fairey, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Hugo Guinness, Ross Blecknerand more, as well as many affordable works from the Academy’s cadre of young emerging artists. Works will be available for bidding at ARTSY.com for the duration of the show.
On October 20, the Academy will livestream a special digital event – Artists for Artists Live! Artists for Artists Live will feature a live auction of the top lots, editorial content about the Academy and its mission, and special appearances from celebrity supporters including Padma Lakshmi, Brooke Shields and Liev Schreiber. Artists for Artists will be livestreamed on YouTube and the Academy’s website.
Marley Freeman, Venuses balcony, 2020,
oil and acrylic on linen,
12 × 7 inches; 30.48 × 17.78 cm
Marley Freeman in
50 Artists: Art on the Grid
June 29-September 20, 2020
“Venuses Balcony takes its title from Samuel R. Delany’s 1999 non-fiction classic Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. In a kind of eulogy for the Times Square red light district of the 1970s and 80s, Delany theorizes the nature of interclass contact. The Venus—whose balcony figures prominently throughout Delany’s first-person account—was one of many iconic theaters lost to gentrification. Painted in oil and acrylic on linen, Venuses Balcony captures the vibrant, bustling character of social relations in New York.”
— Marley Freeman
Marley Freeman’s Venuses balcony will be displayed at the following locations; Nassau St between Gold St & Navy St, Northern Blvd Between 164 St & Station Rd, Ave C between E 5th St & E 6th St, 106 St between 2 Ave & 3 Ave, 40 Ave between 12 St & 13 St, Oriental Blvd between Amherst St & West End, Myrtle Ave between Lewis Ave & Marcus Garvey Blvd, Balcom Ave between Dewey Ave & Schley Ave, West End Ave between W 72 St & W 71 St, and Northern Blvd between 164 St & Station Rd.
Art on the Grid responds to this historic moment. Our lives have been completely transformed by the devastation of a global pandemic and the rise of one of the largest social justice movements in modern history. This spring, Public Art Fund invited 50 emerging New York-based artists to reflect on the current situation as a way to help our communities process the challenges we face together. In different ways, COVID-19 and the renewed urgency over systemic racism that led to protests in our streets and a movement for change have reshaped our day-to-day lives including the ways we interact and experience our city. The exhibition gives a highly visible public platform to artists whose regular creative outlets have been stifled, commissioning them to make new, responsive works of art. Art on the Grid enables the people of New York to reflect, to engage with the city in new ways, and to begin conversations with neighbors, friends, and strangers alike.
The exhibition roster features 50 artists from 18 countries. The artists were prompted to respond to the broad themes of reconnection and renewal, interpreted through their different perspectives and personal narratives. The resulting works draw on their experiences of New York City, its people, and places. They include reflections on moments of spontaneity, intimacy, isolation, loss, healing, and rebuilding, as well as aspirations to create a more just, inclusive, and equitable future. Now more than ever, public art–open, free, and accessible to all–has the ability to serve as a vital tool in the creative and spiritual recovery of our city.
The 50 artworks in Art on the Grid form a decentralized group exhibition on the city’s public transportation and communication infrastructure. Launched in two phases—on June 29 and July 27—the works are housed on 500 bus shelters’ advertising panels and on more than 1,700 wifi kiosks’ digital screens located across the five boroughs. Clusters of works by multiple artists along a bus route are intended to create new art viewing itineraries or simply to enliven the days of those who encounter them fortuitously. The captivating works conceived by these artists re-envision the city itself as an outdoor gallery, reminding us that even in times of adversity, artistic expression is indispensable to the creation of a culture that truly reflects and responds to our contemporary world.
Art on the Grid is curated by Public Art Fund Director & Chief Curator Nicholas Baume, Public Art Fund Curator Daniel S. Palmer, and Public Art Fund Assistant Curator Katerina Stathopoulou.
Marley Freeman Untitled, 2020, oil and acrylic on linen, 11 × 9 inches; 28 × 22.9 cm
Marley Freeman in My Way:
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
and Contemporary Abstraction
June 27—August 9, 2020
Parts and Labor Beacon
1154 North Avenue
Beacon, New York 12508
Dike Blair, Untitled, 2018 oil on wooden panel, 10 × 7 1⁄2 inches; 25.4 × 19.05 cm
Dike Blair, Robert Duran, Marley Freeman, and Paul Mogensen in TWO × TWO for Aids and Art Auction
October 26, 2019
The Rachofsky House
8605 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75225
The 21st annual benefit dinner and art auction that jointly benefits amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art. The black-tie gala dinner will feature a live and silent auction of significant contemporary art, as well as the presentation of amfAR’s 2019 Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS. Sponsored by Sotheby’s, Highland Park Village, Headington Companies, Neiman Marcus, Chubb Personal Insurance / IMA | Waldman, and Todd Events.
Marley Freeman, At the Office, 2017-2019, oil on linen, 12 9⁄16 × 10 1⁄2 inches; 31.9 × 26.6 cm
Marley Freeman included in GUBBINAL at Project Native Informant
A group exhibition co-curated by Sean Steadman
September 27–November 2, 2019
Dressage Court, 58 – 64 Three Colts Lane
Bethnal Green London E2 6GQ
Adam Gordon | Alan Miller | Andrew Stahl | Clementine Bruno | Jennifer Packer | Marley Freeman | Sean Steadman | Sebastian Jefford | Stanislava Kovalcikova | Tenant of Culture | Vincent Fecteau
a Madonna, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 8 × 9 inches; 20.3 × 22.8 cm
Marley Freeman included in Nurikabe Nurikabe at Tetsuo’s Garage
August 17–September 8, 2019
Mathew Cerletty, Print, 2018, inkjet and watercolor on Epson Hot Press Bright 330gsm paper, 18 × 18 inches; 45.7 × 45.7 cm
Mathew Cerletty, Marley Freeman and Nicolas Party in 2019 White Columns Benefit Auction Exhibition
May 18–May 29, 2019
Auction: May 29 at 6:30 pm
91 Horatio Street
New York, NY 10014