Marie Sarni
Fleeting Moments
1985

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Blue and earth tones create this evocative abstract titled "Fleeting Moment" by a master abstract expressionist. Image, 36"H x 30"W. Unframed Signed lower center "Sarni " and verso. Image size: 30"H x 30"W x 2"D

San Francisco Beat Generation painter Marie Sarni was born in Boston, MA in 1931. She holds a BA from Massachusetts School of Art and MFAs from San Francisco Art Institute and University of Oregon. She was married to 1958 to writer Norman Meinke. She studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira, Elmer Bischoff and Wally Hedrick. She was a member and moved in the circles of the most significant Bay Area beat generation painters. She was named in Art News in 1972 as an “Outstanding Painter Living Outside of New York City.”

While a student at Massachusetts School of Art, she was heavily influenced by Willem de Kooning and decided to focus her art on abstract expressionism and refers to herself as a “veteran abstract expressionist.” For over 20 years she enjoyed a close friendship with Willem and Elaine de Kooning, who both respected her work and opinion.

She holds many distinctions and prizes including being sponsored by SF Art Institute to represent the United States in the 1962 Prix de Rome. Sarni was positively reviewed in Art News, ArtForum, New York Herald Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, Park-East (New York), West Art and Art Week and cited in “Art and Sexual Politics.”

Through her active career she has had numerous solo and group exhibits (see list below). Recognized and lauded within the art community and by critics, her work is in Willem and Elaine de Kooning, the Merker and Foss private collections, and is installed in Greenville Art Museum, and Univ. of Oregon and Univ. of Montana Art Museum. She is retired and lives in the Monterey Bay area.

COLLECTIONS:
Willem and Elaine de Kooning Private Collection
Greenville Art Museum, Greenville, South Carolina
Merker Private Collection, Park Ave., New York NY
University of Oregon Art Museum
University of Montana Art Museum
Foss Collection, California
DISTINCTIONS:
Awarded First Prize in Ten Western States Invitational at the University of Montana. Participated in United Nations Sponsored International Women's Exhibition. Cited in Art and Sexual Politics (1971) and Art News (1972) as “Outstanding Painter Living Outside of New York City.”
Represented California at Invitational Exhibit at Leland Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

REVIEWS:
Art News, ArtForum, New York Herald Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, Park-East (New York), West Art and Art Week.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Ceres Gallery, Ney York City NY
Van Bovenkamp Gallery, New York City NY
Lucien Labaudt Gallery, San Francisco CA
Hollis Gallery, San Francisco CA
Prism Gallery, San Francisco CA
Ebert Gallery, San Francisco CA
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles CA
Bingham Gallery, San Jose CA
Bingham Gallery, Salt Lake City UT
Voshan Gallery, Palo Alto CA
Palm Springs Gallery, Palm Springs CA
University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene OR
University of Montana Art Museum, Missoula MT
Fresno Art Center, Fresno CA
Atelier Gallery, Santa Cruz CA
Romana Milutin-Fabris Gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sesame Gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Studio Art 57, Dubrovnik, Croatia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island NY
San Francisco Bay Area Painters, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto CA
Survivors, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Artists of Oregon Annual, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
Artists of Oregon Invitational, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
Greenville Art Museum, Greenville, North Carolina
San Jose Art League, San Jose CA
Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco CA
Voshan Gallery, Palo Alto CA
Ebert Gallery, San Francisco CA
Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
Triton Museum, Santa Clara CA

BIRTHPLACE:
Boston, Massachusetts

EDUCATION:
Massachusetts School of Art, Boston, Bachelor of Art Degree, 1952
San Francisco Art Institute, Master of Art Degree, 1961; Graduate Study with Diebenkorn, Oliveira, Bischoff and Hedrick
University of Oregon, Eugene, Master of Fine Arts (required to teach in Oregon)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
California State University, Fresno CA
Fresno City College, Fresno CA
Umpqua College, Roseburg, Oregon
Details
Artist
Marie Sarni (b. 1931)
Creation Year
1985
Medium
Oil Paint
Movement & Style
Abstract Expressionist
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
30 in. H x 30 in. W x 2 in. D
Dealer Location
Soquel, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU5422022103
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