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Born Cleveland, Ohio


1997         MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

1994         BFA in Sculpture, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



2014          Tenuous, Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

2012          Smokescreen, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2008          Ephemera: Recent Work in Video and Stone, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York

2007          Mnemosyne's Mnemonic, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2006          Cipher, The Art Shop, Abergavenny, Wales, UK

2003          Lacing Atropos, Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, OR

1998          Spire, for the Material World Exhibition, SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio

1997          The Comfort Food, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA



2015          Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, organized by the Institute for Women and Art, Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Rutgers Univesity, NJ

2013          Disjecta 7th Annual Art Auction, Disjecta, Portland, OR
Oracle, curated by Carson Legree, with Susie Lee & Patrick Kelly, Archer Gallery,Clark College, Vancouver, WA

2012         Selections from Portland 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art,Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland OR

Portland 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art curated by Prudence Roberts, organized by Disjecta, The Art Gym, Portland,OR with catalog

Celebrating Kindred Spirits & Strange Bedfellows, curated by Catherine Morris A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  with catalog

2011          Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council Chambers, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia

2010          I can't get you out of my mind, curated by Hiro Sakaguchi, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

                  ...and sweeps me away, curated by Barbara O´┐ŻBrien, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009          Your Documents Please curated by Daniel Georges & Rumiko Tsuda, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany; Galeria Z Bratislava, Slovakia; Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico; Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan, Galerie Paris, 2B Galeria, Budapest, Hungary

                 Contemporary Humanism, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, A.I.R. Gallery, New York

2008          Narrations, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York.

Structured Incidents, curated by Charlotta Kotik, A.I.R. gallery, New York

2007          The London Art Fair, Panter and Hall Gallery, London, UK.

                 Picture Journal Project, Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.

2006          Third International Alabaster Symposium and Exhibition, Palazzo Pretorio, Volterra, Italy with catalog

                 Drawing Improvisation, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia with catalog

                 Forty Artists, Forty Drawings, The Drawing Gallery London, UK



2014          Career Opportunity Grants, Oregon Arts Commission & The Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg, OR

2013          Margo Harris Hammerschlag Award, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

2012          Career Opportunity Grants Oregon Arts Commission & The Ford Family Foundation, OR

2010          Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, Portland, OR

2009          Regional Arts and Culture Council Professional Development Grant, Portland, OR

2006          Residency Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Wales, UK

2005          First Prize, Yeck National Young Sculptors Competition, Miami University, Oxford, OH

1997          Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, juror: Andrew Connors, Richmond, VA

1996          The Ruth Chenven Grant for Visual Artists, New York

1995          Merit Award, Cleome Wadsworth/Olga Hirshorn Sculpture Competition, Washington DC


                  Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

                  Miami University, Oxford, Ohio    
City of Volterra Italy


            In the studio: PCC Instructor Marie Sivak describes her unique sculptures, Oregon Live, June 2014, online interview

            Marie Sivak, Sculptor Documentary film by Michael Annus and the PCC Video Production Unit, anticipated release date Winter 2014. View the trailer here.

            Marie Sivak, In the Make: Studio Visits with West Coast Artists, January 2014, online journal interview and photo spread

            Marie Sivak, A Model Carver, Faculty Focus Series, Portland Community College Website, December 2012

            Marie Sivak Smokescreen Essay by Charlotta Kotik, catalogue September 2012

Portland 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, May 2012, Essays by Prudence Roberts, Lisa Radon, and Natilee Harren, catalogue, forthcoming

                Covering/Uncovering the Portland2012 Biennial, Will Elder, Portland Mercury, March 29, 2012

                Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows, Essay by Catherine Morris, catalogue, March 2012

Past Perfect, Edith Newhall, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, June 13, 2010. Review

                Artist Spotlight, Regional Arts and Culture Council website, July 2009

                Barbara Hatfield Marie Sivak , Becky Brown, The Brooklyn Rail, May 2008, photo/review

                Marie Sivak, Ephemera, The Brooklyn Museum of Art Blog, April 2008

                Narrations at Nancy Margolis Gallery, The New York Sun  Monday, February 13, 2008, photo spread

Critics Picks, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, November 1, 2007,  review

                DrawnWork: Facets of Myth and Memory, Essay by Richard Torchia, Catalogue, June, 2007

                Third International Alabaster Symposium, Essay by Roberto Bianchi, Catalogue, September 2006

                Tercero simposio internazionale di alabastro. Artisti da tutto il mondo per l´┐Żalabastro, Barbara Antoni.

                 Volterra Valdicecina,Wednesday, August 23, 2006. Article

                Marie Sivak at Blackfish Gallery, Lois Allan. Artweek, April, 2004. review

                The Craft of Construction, D.K.Row, The Oregonian, A&E section Friday, August 22, 2003. review

                Material World, Douglas Max Utter, The New Art Examiner, June

                People and Places, American Craft. April/May 1997


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