Marianne Gagnier describes her work, which is rooted in gestural painting this way:
These paintings are a search, improvised movement, driven by color. I am interested in the edge between intention and unconscious acts. I open the process in order to open the content. The process ends when the form has autonomy and is emotionally specific. I draw inspiration from the beauty of all things impromptu, plain-spoken, patched together and worn.
Marianne Gagnier lives and works in Brooklyn and Copake, New York. She has had one-person exhibitions at Thomas Deans and Company, Maurice Arlos Gallery, and Prince Street Gallery. Selected group exhibitions include: Equity Gallery, Sideshow Gallery, Anthony Philip Gallery, Life on Mars, 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 received a B.A from Yale College in 1977 and an M.F.A from Parsons School of Design in 1993.