Marianne Gagnier


Marianne Gagnier’s paintings start with color intuition and proceed through a directional process of trial and error. Physical forces, oppositions and color relations drive the search for form. When a specific emotional experience appears, a point of unity or rest may be found. Content in the work is identified, after it appears, with sources of inspiration and memory including the world of myths and archetypes. She has had one person exhibitions at Thomas Deans and Company, Maurice Arlos Gallery, and Prince Street Gallery. Selected group exhibitions include: Sideshow Gallery, Repetti Gallery, Western Carolina University, Haverford College, Ingber Gallery, Cedar Crest College, the New York Studio School, P.S. #1, “The Times Square Show” and “The Dinner Party Project”. Her work is in numerous private collections and the permanent collections of Western Carolina University, Bryn Mawr College and the Public Securities Association. She is currently represented by DrawingAtlas ( and by Thomas Deans and Company ( She received a B.A from Yale College in 1977 and an M.F.A from Parsons School of Design in 1993.