DBA Participant: 2020, 2019, 2016
Marilyn Walter received her BA from Fairleigh Dickinson and a teaching degree from Bank Street College of Education Parsons School of Design. She has been included in group exhibitions across the country. Her installation works were presented at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, FATVillage Projects, Art Synergy and Continuum Art Palm Beach. Collaborations include film/sculpture Celestial Babies with local nonprofit Hacklab and Cheryl Maeder for SCOPE Art Fair Miami. Walter also has partnered with Fiber Artist Gillian Kennedy Wright on Play with Your Food and Biblio. She received a 2017 Creative Capital Professional Development grant awarded by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
In Her Words
As a woman, I am intrigued how the seduction of social media has become part of my life and artistic process. I observe personal details of people I meet and see what they are sharing about themselves online. I am intrigued by the language they use, their interests, and relationships. Digital technologies are redefining how we portray ourselves.
My figurative work appropriates Instagram or Facebook moments through which I use my artistic lens to add elements to tell contemporary personal stories. Instead of a temporary image, the permanent physical aspects of mixed media and painting come into play. The goal is to combine materials and techniques to capture the intimate human interaction.