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BIO

Marlene Jorge is an autodidact visual artist born in Santiago de los Caballeros, in the north of the Dominican Republic where she attended Law school but eventually after graduation moved to New York City to follow the dreams of becoming an Artist. Traveling has been one of the biggest influences in the artist's artwork. Although she was mostly isolated from the fine arts as a child, the artist expressed since a very young age (4 years old), and throughout her life a deep love and ability for the fine arts which she cultivated throughout her adult life. She was strongly influenced by the Figurative and Pop Art movements and it seemed only natural that the same styles would become a fundamental part of the artist's works.
 
 
While living in NYC the artist attended college and continued to refine her style on her own but eventually completing summer art studio painting and sculpture classes at the School of Visual Arts. Marlene's art reflects her Caribbean inheritance with bold colors, stylized poses and echoes of the warm and tropical surroundings where the artist grew up. Intensely melancholic gazes and movement are essential elements to her oeuvre, as, too, is the gentle dominance of the human figure expressed in a unique nostalgic manner.

Features

  • Artist talk Magazine.com/issue #5, UK, Marlene Jorge. The Art list , April Artist Marlene Jorge.

  • Austin Way magazine late spring Issue, The list, Visionary Muralist Marlene Jorge.

  • Influential Magazine, Featuring the artist Marlene Jorge.

  • Golf Sayings Wit & Wisdom of a Good Walk Spoiled (Wit & Wisdom Series Book 5 LOVE SAYINGS: wit & wisdom of romance, courtship and marriage.

  • Revista Unica, Marlene Jorge Artista Unica Invitada.

  • La creatividad_el_arte_y_los_servicios Tech of Monterrey program collaboration.

  • LOVE SAYINGS: wit & wisdom of romance, courtship, and marriage (Wit & Wisdom Series Book 6)

  • Gente Bien-etre ,The Artists, Marlene Jorge Artista Bien-etre.

  • She by Julissa Martich, Artist Marlene Jorge. Bohemian trails, Meet Artist Marlene Jorge. Telelatina, NYC Artist Marlene Jorge.

STATEMENT

I believe there’s great beauty in simplicity and through my art, I look to enhance that beauty with the use of bold colors and lines. The biggest inspiration for my work is the grace of human beings. When speaking of creativity I understand it has not only served me as a healing tool but also as the greatest tool to express my inner self therefore it is safe to say that creating has defined, molded my character and has provided a solid purpose to my life since a very young age and it is indeed one the greatest loves of my life.

 

My style is born out of a combination of self-taught education, self-training, as well as inner and outer reflection, which has allowed my perspective as an artist to remain traditional yet contemporary. Art is how I battle against the indifference of humans when faced with the ordinary things in life and somehow look to offer them a more fun outlook or perspective.

COMMERCIAL WORK & PHILANTHROPIC WORK

  • B C L o f T e x a s  C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l 

  • E r e s Y o u , N o n P r o f i t  S e l e c t e d  w o r k s 

  • B e s t W e s t e r n H o t e l  C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l 

  • V e r i z o n T e l e m a t i c s  C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l  

  • B C L of Texas  C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l  

  • S e v e n A p a r t m e n t s C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l   

  • T e l o g i s  C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l 

  • M a s V i n o  C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l 

  • A u s t i n w a y  M a g a z i n e  C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l 

  • C o r p o r a t e S t a y M i r r o r p r o j e c t - A r t i s t i n v i t e d 

  • G o o d w i l l , T h e w a l l , L i t t l e H a v a n a C o m m i s s i o n e d M u r a l 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • U M L A U F G a r d e n P a r t y , S i l e n t A u c t i o n 2 0 1 7

  • R o n a l d M c D o n a l d H o u s e , S i l e n t A u c t i o n 2 0 1 7 .

  • T e l o g i s H e a l t h F a i r , I n v i t e d I l l u s t r a t o r , A T X 2 0 1 6 .

  • C a n d l e l i g h t R a n c h O r g a n i z a t i o n , S i l e n t A u c t i o n , A T X 2 0 1 6 .

  • A C G C s i l e n t A u c t i o n , A T X 2 0 1 6 .

  • E q u a l i t y T e x a s s i l e n t A u c t i o n , A T X , 2 0 1 6 .

  • V e r g e d A r t i s t C o l l e c t i v e g r o u p , A u s t i n , T X 2 0 1 6

  • E a s t S t u d i o A r t i s t C o l l e c t i v e g r o u p , A u s t i n , T X 2 0 1 6

  • G o l f a n d L o v e g r o u p s h o w , N Y C 2 0 1 5 .

  • A r t i s t O n b o a r d , H o u s t o n , T X 2 0 1 5 .

  • A r t s h o w a t t h e S p e e d S h o p , A u s t i n , T x 2 0 1 4 .

  • N i g h t o f A r t s , A u s t i n , T X O c t 2 0 1 4 .

  • A r t i s t o n b o a r d , P o r t l a n d , O R , A u g 2 0 1 4 .

  • C o r p o r a t e S t a y M i r r o r p r o j e c t - A r t i s t i n v i t e d , 2 0 1 4

  • B P R s i l e n t A u c t i o n , 2 0 1 3

  • W h i t e L i n e n N i g h t , A u s t i n T x , 2 0 1 3

  • B i g A s s C a n v a s C o l l e c t i v e s . A u s t i n , T x 2 0 1 3

  • C a r i b b e a n F a s h i o n W e e k R D , M a r i a M o n t e z E x h i b i t , 2 0 1 2 .

  • C u r a c a o F a s h i o n W e e k , 2 0 1 2 .

  • A t a s t e o f J a m e s o n , A r t i s t M a r l e n e J o r g e , A T X 2 0 1 5 .

  • A C G C A r t s h o w , A T X 2 0 1 5 .

  • N i g h t o f A r t s , A u s t i n , T X , 2 0 1 4 .

  • G i o S t u d i o , R e m e m b r a n z a s I I , N Y . 2 0 1 1

  • T i m e W a r n e r C e n t e r , R e m e m b r a n z a s , N Y . 2 0 1 1

  • G i o S t u d i o , E x p r e s s i o n s , N Y . 2 0 1 1

  • B o r i c u a C o l l e g e , A n a r t i s t i n t h e r i s e , N Y . 2 0 1 0

  • T i n a C a t h e r i n e , E x p r e s s i o n s , N Y . 2 0 1 0

  • S o l o G a l l e r y , A w o m a n , a n a r t i s t , N Y . 2 0 1 0

  • A r t A c c e s s G a l l e r y , U n t i t l e d , N Y 2 0 1 0

  • R u s s B . G a l l e r y , T h e s o n g o f s i l e n c e , N Y , 2 0 0 9

  • G i o S t u d i o , T h e c o l o r s o f S i l e n c e , N Y . 2 0 0 9

  • R i o G a l l e r y , O n e W o m a n S h o w , N Y . 2 0 0 9

  • F e r i a d e l L i b r o d e N e w Y o r k , 2 0 0 9