exhibitions

April 15, 2016 - May 27, 2016
35--58 37th Street, Long Island City, NY

 

April 11, 2016

April 15 - May 27, 2016

Opening Reception:  Friday, April 15 6-8pm. Featuring Eva Bur am Orde, Cara Galowitz,  Majorie Grigonis, Chantal Hediger, Soojung Hyun, Andreas Kuhn, Robert Morgan, Nina Nolte, Helga Schuhr, Wolfgang Sinwel, Mechthild Van Ahlers and Jeffery Wright.

Marjorie Grigonis - event image
February 18, 2016 - March 3, 2016
THEATRE HORIZON Norristown, PA

Exhibition of eleven works, paintings, mixed media, collage.

Here - DIPPER, RINGLEADER, WITHOUT A MAP  

         pastel, charcoal, collage on paper                                                                                                                            

Marjorie Grigonis, abstraction, oil painting
April 30, 2014 - June 1, 2014
3rd Street Gallery, 58 N.2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

A variety of works by Associate Members of 3rd Street Gallery.

Marjorie Grigonis - event image
December 6, 2013 - January 25, 2014
110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia

"We Play What We Get", one of three books made for group show of single sheet books.

November 6, 2013 - January 3, 2014

SYNAPSE, 32 x 23 inches, abstract pastel with charcoal and colored pencil.

April 3, 2013 - April 28, 2013
3rd Street Gallery, 58 N.2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Showed: Backlash, Touch Me, Yesterday, Living Under Water.

February 19, 2013 - January 22, 2014
The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

My work RED was accepted in juried show of Penn Medicine faculty, staff, or patient entrants. Work will be hung in the Perelman Center for the folowing year.

December 14, 2012 - February 28, 2013
Heavy Bubble, at Bridge Club of Center City, Philadelphia

YESTERDAY

June 9, 2012 - August 12, 2012
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum at Ursinus College

BY THE THIRD DAY I FELT LIKE A FRAUD, and BAD HAIR DAY selected for juried show.

May 2, 2012 - May 27, 2012
3rd Street Gallery, 58 N.2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

New abstract oil paintings and collages will be shown the month of May at 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia.

Anxiety, personal and global, with which we all live, has informed many of these paintings and mixed media pieces. 

January 4, 2012 - February 29, 2012
Dickinson Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Work which relates to gender and sexuality by registering fluidity, addition and subtraction, unpredictability. 

October 15, 2011 - October 16, 2011
1241 Carpenter St., Philadelphia, PA

Open studio and gallery, noon to 6. Artist present to talk about work.

October 7, 2011 - October 29, 2011
Projects Gallery, 629 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

 

Philadelphia City Paper, October 7, 2011

"Abstraction" is the first of many Projects Gallery shows that will examine the various genres used by today's artists. Such a series is ambitious, to be sure, but it's also welcome in a time when there simultaneously seems to be too few and too many artistic genres. Not to mention mediums: This exhibit includes drawings, prints, sculptures, paintings and mixed media by 28 artists. Pay close attention to Alice Whealin's ink, beehive-like drawings, Marjorie Grigonis' word art and Robert Aiosa's wooden sculpture. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m., free, through Oct. 29, Projects Gallery, 629 N. Second St., 267-303-9652, projectsgallery.com.

 

October 5, 2011 - October 30, 2011
3rd Street Gallery, 58 N.2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
September 2, 2011 - September 24, 2011
Projects Gallery, 629 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

Máscara (Mask) is a juried exhibition exploring the contemporary use of the mask.  More than 25 artists will be featured, with works in a variety of media, including drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, print, sculpture and video. 

 

March 11, 2011 - April 2, 2011
1241 Carpenter St., Philadelphia, PA

PENDULUM: A Juried Group Show
A pendulum is more than a physical object in continual motion propelled by equal force to swing back and forth from a fixed point. It's a consciousness, a state of mind that now more than ever describes the atmosphere of the United States. We as Americans are continually oscillating between fear and bravery, candor and deception, discrimination and embrace. We're fluctuating outside of our comfort zone. Whether it applies to political agendas, the global economy and environment, or to our personal modus operandi, the pendulum guides us to explore how and why the ground shifts beneath our feet.

December 3, 2010 - February 19, 2011
110 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA

An invitational show, 20 artists were invited to contribute their work, none to be larger than 20 x 20 in.

My work was mixed media, pastel, charcoal, collage, on panels.

November 5, 2010 - November 28, 2010
Knapp Gallery, 162 N. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Solo show

excerpts from the blog of the director of The Knapp Gallery, Karl Slocum

"One late evening, walking to the corner market, I found a roll of vellum /Mylar with printed architectural / topographical elevations on them; nearly 20 twenty 36” by 48“ sheets. There were some larger sheets also. Clearly, for an artist, this was a veritable gold mine. The wanna-be part time painter that I was at the time saw this as a gift from heaven; a new intriguing material to paint on. I imagined the blending of the organics of paint with this semi transparent rigid and rendered material. There was something slick about it. Outside of normal conclusions, I carried my new found quarry home and dreamed of the possibilities. . Excited, I called Marjorie to come see the “find.” She was equally stoked. She blessed me for the find however making me swear with reverential deference that I would set the Mylars off to the side. Readiness would require a significant dose of patience. I agreed, it was best to let things lay for a bit. At the right time, a positive direction would reveal itself. They, the Mylars stayed rolled up under my bed until about 8 months ago. Wanting for a greater appreciation of Life’s simple things, I was cleaning out the extra, the stuff, the dross in my life. There is always a physical act in exercising our internal slag. I was downsizing, simplifying, living with less. I called Marjorie to come get the Mylar. . . .

Consequently, this is an extra special exhibition. We are generating new energy in our troika of giving –a three-in-one-collaboration. “Gifted material – gifted material gifted to artist – gifted artist gifting transformed material into gifts for viewers”. Witnessing this dramatic progress and giving the first “amens” has truly been a remarkable and special gift. Now, looking at Marjorie paintings, I am appreciative of her precise yet free dissections of the printed components of the Mylars into definable and substantiated elements. She has gracefully even instinctually created a system of valuation for the elements. In her simplicity, yet with an accompanying maturity, she affords us clarity into the gross value of these renderings, despite their devaluation from the abasement of their abandonment. The act of salvaging and restoring the Mylars adds dimension to the work. Our human want and need for salvation and redemption is manifested the- the proverbial second chance, is at issue here. The Mylars have been redeemed. . . .

Assimilation may best describe Marjorie’s unique skill of spooning alongside the parameters and constructs set by the architectural and topographical renderings; far afield from her accustomed way of being. Beyond a Tour de Force, Marjorie redefines her ability to assess the value of external stimuli while countering with a complementary contribution. Stepping lightly,
she has co-created with a sense of invisibility. I hate words that sound fancy. Synergy, however, is a word that comes to mind, but describes well the evident symbiosis between material and artist. Marjorie excels at being open in her search for growth."

October 2, 2010 - October 3, 2010
Sherman Mills Art Studios

3510 Scott's Lane
Philadelphia, PA  19129

March 31, 2010 - May 2, 2010

OIL PAINTINGS and MIXED MEDIA WORK

3rd Street Gallery

58 N. 2nd Street

Philadelphia, PA  19106

phone 215 625 0993

 

Wed. - Sun.  noon to 5 

December 2, 2009 - December 20, 2009
58 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Group show by members and associate members.

 

Performing on First Friday evening:

Jazz Duo:  Joe Stuby and Rich Simpson

October 10, 2009 - October 11, 2009
SHERMAN MILLS, 3502 Scotts Lane, Philadelphia

My studio, #201, is open to the public from noon to 6 pm on the POST weekend west of Broad. Drawings and Paintings will be exhibited in the Carano Gallery and other public spaces in Building 32.

July 17, 2009 - August 29, 2009

 

The Knapp Gallery

162 N. 3rd Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19106 

phone 267 455 0279 

 

Thurs - Sat  11am -6pm 

May 11, 2009 - August 28, 2009
Bridge Club of Center City

Two women artists, mark-makers place their vocabularies side-by-side. Marjorie Grigonis makes abstract paintings, oil on canvas, and drawings which include charcoal, pastel, graphite and other mixtures of media on paper. Stella Untalan Gassaway makes works on paper using pastels, graphite, charcoal, and gouache.