Featured Artist: Allegra Marquart

Allegra Marquart came to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1976 to teach printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Gradually she became recognized for her narrative imagery that revolves around the joys, absurdities and surprises of human experience. Her prints are held in collections including the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Huntsville Museum of Art. The DC Commission on the Arts selected two of her large scale works for their Art Bank collection. Artist residencies at MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest and Rochefort-en-Terre provided time and inspiration. In 2001 she began to explore the possibilities of realizing her images in glass. Allegra began interpreting old stories and intricately rendering them on colorful glass panels. Her glass work was represented in a recent contemporary glass art exhibition at the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts. One of her glass towers is also in the collection of the National Institute of Health in DC.

Artwork info:

The Leopards Spots_m
“The Leopard’s Spots” 18″ square, kilnformed and sandcarved glass, 2009

RabbitRedWings
“The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings” 18″ square, kilnformed and sandcarved glass, 2009

OwlPussyCat
“The Owl and the Pussycat” 18″ square, kilnformed and sandcarved glass, 2008

 

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