Marianne Lettieri, Texas Sculpture Group
From Granbury, Texas
I create art with found and historical materials that embody, preserve, and challenge social systems and individual identity. I assemble these objects in new configurations, reinforcing the interconnectedness of people and communities through time and the shared human desire to remember. I want my work to elicit reflection and conversation around how people move through the world and mark time.
Marianne Lettieri creates mixed media constructions that investigate shifts in cultural and individual values associated with found objects.
She has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and other countries in solo and small group exhibitions, including San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, India International Centre (New Delhi), Doug Adams Gallery of Badè Archaeology Museum (Berkeley), The Delaware Contemporary (Wilmington), Triton Museum of Art (Santa Clara, CA), Palos Verdes Art Center (CA), Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), Azusa Pacific University (CA), Asbury University (Wilmore, KY), and Biola University (La Mirada, CA).
Her work has been featured in numerous art publications, including Placemaking and the Arts by Jennifer Allen Craft, Art Making Collections & Obsessions by Lynne Perrella, Image Journal, SEEN Journal, and Ruminate Magazine.
She received the 2017 SVCreates Artist Laureat Award for arts achievement and contribution to the cultural life of Silicon Valley. She holds the M.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State U. and B.F.A. in Drawing and Printmaking from U. of Florida.