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Marianne  Kreeger

Most of my work originates from the discarded and leftover materials of everyday life. The source of much of the imagery is based on that of city decay and regeneration. Building sites are favourite haunts. I construct, deconstruct and reconstruct my materials, the process thus becoming a rrietaphor for its subject. Some of the work has also been influenced by images of war and conflict.

The "Fragment" series of aquatints represent both physical fragments as well as those of dreams, memories and ideas.

The reliefs are a development of the preliminary work for the etchings, and are an attempt at exploring the same themes in another form.


Education
1947-50 St Martin's School of Art ~ Fine Art
1984-85 Goldsmith's College, University of London - Art Therapy
1985 Printmaking with Peter Freeth at Kingsway College

Exhibitions
1988 VI International Mini-print Exhibition - Caixa de Pensions, Cadaques
1989 Nineth International Drawing Biennale - Cleveland, UK.
1989/90/92/94/98 Surnmer Exhibition - Royal Academy of Art, London
1990/91 Solo exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints - Merz, Contemporary Art Gallery. London.
1992 Open print Exhibition, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, Bankside Gallery, London.
1992 ."Impressive Women" - Exhibition of prints - London Print Workshop.
1993 "Reflections - Reflectionen" - Exhibition of prints - Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany, August-September and Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, October-Novembcr.
1993 Paintings and Prints - Concourse Gallery, Barbican, London.
1994 Open Print Exhibition - Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
1994 National Open Print Competition, Scarborough Art Gallery, May - June, Lethaby Galleries, Central St. Martin's College, London, July - August.
1995 National Print Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London.
1995 "Works on paper" - Paintings and prints - Solo Exhibition, CSK Gallery, Eton, Bucks.
1997 "Towards 2000" - 20 British and 20 Israeli printmakers, Haifa and Ben Uri Gallery, London.
1997 "Innovations and Transformations" - Mappin Gallery, Sheffield
1997 "Salon des Graphiques" - Selection of prints from the Printmakers Council, Cunven Gallery, London
1997 National Print Exhibition - Mall Gallery, London.
1998 V National Print Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London.
1998/99 London Contemporary Print Show - Concourse Gallery, Barbican.
1998 "Abstractions" - Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.
1998 "Annihilation, Survival, Recreation" - mixed exhibition by invited artists - Symposium - International Association of Group Psychotherapy - Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London

Bibliography:
July 1989. lan McKay - "Drawn to Dance - Four contemporary artists' approach to working with dancers." The Artists and Illustrators Magazine, London. Issue 34, p.29,
1993 - 1994 Annual Report - London Arts Board, . One of ten prints selected for publication.
1996. "In Her Mind's Eye - Images and poems by women". Editor, Rachel Lever, PYRAMID