about the artist
The award-winning works of this Cooper Union graduate and lifelong New Yorker are included in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide and have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications, including “Women Designers In The U.S.- 1900-2000”, published in 2001 by Yale University Press. Among the grants she has received, was one awarded in 1996 by The Artslink Partnership, devoted to fostering excellence in the arts between the U.S. and countries of the former Soviet Union. In 2005, she was awarded a Fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is represented in the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art.
Produced in 2019, a documentary account of Marilyn Henrion's life as a fine artist, from her beginnings as a child in Brooklyn, through college and early motherhood, her connections with the New York art and literary world of the 1950's and '60s, to her eventual recognition as an important fiber artist of international acclaim. Vividly illustrated with selections from her works, the artist, at age 80, recounts the steps along the way, including her interactions with art world luminaries such as Joseph Cornell, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselman, the Abstract Expressionists, and the Beat Poets.