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Marjorie Atwood



I am a contemporary artist who has been painting and exhibiting her work for the past 20 years.  After graduating from Holland Hall high school in Tulsa, I moved to New York where I earned a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College while also studying at Parson’s School of Design. I have had solo shows at the Holliman Gallery and the MA Doran Gallery in Tulsa.  Other exhibition venues include Gallery North in Stony Brook, NY; Open Space Gallery in Allentown, PA; DeVorzon Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; and galleries in Dallas and Santa Fe.



2010 Tracings: Marjorie Atwood Performing Arts Center Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Mayfest Invitational Show, T
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lace, Tulsa, OK

Tulsa Artist Coalition Invitational Tulsa, OK

2006 Solo show Circle Cinema Gallery Tulsa, OK

Winter Solstice: Marjorie Atwood and Michelle Firment Reid Tulsa Performing Arts Center Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2005 Rough and In the Buff: Marjorie Atwood and Michelle Firment Reid May Rooms Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2003 Modern Gardens, Modern Stories: New Paintings by Marjorie Atwood Holliman Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2001 Marjorie Atwood and Byron Shen M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

1997 New Works, Martin, Atwood and Shen Christopher Martin Gallery, Dallas, TX

New Paintings; Marjorie Atwood and Byron Shen M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Art of the Domesticated Object Gallery North, Stony Brook, NY

Women's Work: On and Off Paper Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK

1996 Biting The Apple IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

Flower Show M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

1995 ACC Baltimore Baltimore, MD

Craft America 1995 Silvermine Guild Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Outside In: A collection of Nature Images Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA

Art of the Muse Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK


5th Annual Gallery Walk M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Hemisphere Design Gallery Dallas, TX

1994 ACC St. Paul St. Paul, MN

ACC Tampa Tampa, FL

Simple Visions Invitational Felissimo, NYC, NY

Solo Show M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Group Show Roberge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

4th Annual Gallery Walk M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

1993 Solo Show Roberge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show De Vorzon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Show M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

1992 Metamophosis: Women of the '90's Tulsa Artist's Coalition, Tulsa, OK

Deco: New Interpretations Art Collectors Gallery, Tulsa, OK


Ophrah Shemesh NYC, NY 2002, Tempra-Technique & Theorey

Parson's School of Design NYC, NY 1997, Fresco Painting

University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK 1995-1996, MFA Program

Gilding Center for the Arts NYC, NY 1995, Venetian Plaster

Horizons Sunderland, MA 1992, Metalsmithing, Hollowcore and Hydraulic Press Forms

Francis Binnington, Inc. NYC, NY 1990, Verre Eglomise

Studio Workshop NYC, NY 1989, Gilding Techniques and Japanese Lacquers

Studio Workshop San Francisco, CA 1988, Faux Finishes

Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY 1980-1984, BA Degree

Parson's School of Design NYC, NY 1983, Certificate in Communication Design

Television and Pulications

Good Morning Texas - Dallas, TX

Six in the Morning - Tulsa, OK

Southern Living

Traditional Home Magazine's annual Decorator Showcase issue The Source: Dallas

Design: Dallas-Ft. Worth 4th edition

Better Homes and Gardens Window and Walls

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchens and Bathrooms

Info Magazine

Tulsa World

Tulsa People

Oklahoma Home and Lifestyle

The Guild 7, 8 and 9

The Complete Book of Floorcloths



Beauty in art is what attracts us. Tension is what hooks and holds us. I find tension when I juxtapose smooth, polished elements with corroded, distressed ones, the rusting iron beside the gleaming silver leaf.

I create my work in series. For each show, I take a theme or an experience and explore its unfolding on canvas.  I follow the patterns, color, and texture that beckon to me, obeying and sharing their call for an emotional response.

I have always been fascinated by the technical aspects of different art media. Each of my exhibitions probes work methods and materials, combining them on board and on canvas.  Often, this process takes me places I could never have planned.  An uncharted journey of technique lies behind the creation of each of my paintings.

Associated Exhibitions
Winter Mix
A Group Show also featuring Marshall Noice
February 7 - March 22, 2019
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