Marilyn Lerner


Marilyn Lerner (USA, b. 1942 in Milwaukee, WI) received her BS from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, and her MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Lerner is best known for her work with color, making soft-edged geometric abstract paintings on wooden supports. Lerner has held a long and respected career as an artist in New York City, moving to the city in 1964 to attend graduate school at Pratt. She has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions including Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2021, 2018); CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY (2016); Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland (2014); Robert Morrison Gallery, New York, NY (1992); John Good Gallery, New York, NY (1989, 1987); Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY (1976); and Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY (1969). Her work has been exhibited in group shows at venues including the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; PS1, New York, NY; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, among others. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Lerner's work is in many public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida; The Office of Public Works for the State Art Collection, Ireland; McCrory Corporation, New York, NY; Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY; IBM Corporation, Endicott, New York, NY; Prudential Life Insurance, New York, NY; Progressive Corporation, Cleveland OH; Best Products, New York, New York, NY; Commerce Bankshares, Kansas City, MO; United Yarn Products, New York, NY; Davis Polk and Wardell, New York, NY; Arthur Anderson & Company, New York, NY; Merrill Lynch, New York, NY; and Bell Telephone, New York, NY.