Marjorie Van Cura was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and grew up in central Massachusetts. She earned her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has had additional studies at the Worcester Art Museum and Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Marjorie was recently represented by Gibson Contemporary in New York, who presented online solo exhibitions in 2021 titled Unknown Territories and Crossing the Line. Her most recent in-person solo exhibition, Can’t Look Away (January 13 – February 11, 2022), was presented by Gibson Contemporary at DFN Projects in New York, at the invitation of DFN’s Rick Davidman.
A fully illustrated digital catalogue accompanied the exhibition, featuring an essay by
Valentina A. Spalten.
In 2022, curator Michael Lee invited Marjorie to exhibit in his group exhibition, Invisible Attraction, featuring 25 artists who were past participants in the Artist Lecture Series, a
decades-long project Lee created with artists Christopher Schade and Zoe Pettijohn Schade. Since 2002, her works have been presented in several New York group exhibitions, including Atlantic Gallery, Blue Mountain Gallery, Calico Brooklyn, Dutch Kills Gallery, Factory Fresh, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Outlet Brooklyn, The Painting Center, Patchogue Art Gallery, Plaxall Gallery, Scope New York and Storefront Bushwick. Group exhibitions at museums and institutions include The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (2009), the Contemporary Art Center in Peoria (2008, 2020), New York Center for Art & Media, Bethel University (2012), NYPOP Gallery, University of Massachusetts (2018), and the University of Pennsylvania (2001, 2002, 2009). Previous solo exhibitions were presented in 2007 at Mohawk Valley College in Utica, NY, and in 2010 at Yes! Gallery in Brooklyn.
After ten years in her Greenpoint Brooklyn studio on
Calyer Street, Marjorie continued her practice at Reis Studios in Long Island
City Queens from 2012 to 2018. She is currently a member artist at Cornerstone
Studios in Washington Heights, Manhattan.