Marilyn Arnold Palley

156 Sea Lane, Key West, FL 33040
305-295-0700   fax 305-295-0414
e-mail: mapweaver@aol.com

Fibre Art

The work of Marilyn Arnold Palley, a Fibre Artist for over 30 years, is difficult to categorize. Her large sculptural pieces have an essentially hard, male architectural quality while her Art To Wear is soft, flowing and feminine.

She combines loom work of highest technical excellence with an unerring eye to the blending of texture, shade and tint that is at the heart of loomed material. On first seeing her work, the visual impact is so strong that her subtlties of construction and control of material are submerged until careful study reveals that, indeed, "the devil is in the details."

Ms. Arnold Palley is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts with Jack Lenore Larsen as well as teaching and studying in Denmark and Japan.

Ciriculum Vitae

Education

1973

Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, Bachelor of Science

1975

Det Danske Selskab, Denmark, with Kirsten Denholm, Certification

1976

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, with Jack Lenor Larsen

Professional Career

1974-2004   Self-employed Fibre Artist designing and creating functional and decorative fibre art pieces for commercial, institutional, and private spaces. These include wall hangings, soft sculpture, art furniture and wearable art.

Academic Career

1977

Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science

1983

Philadelphia College of Art

1983

Kyoto University of Industrial Arts and Textiles, Japan

1984

New Jersey State Council of the Arts

1989

Odessa Artists Union, USSR

1991-93

Bucharest Creative Workshop, Romania

Exhibitions

1970-73

Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science

1973

Philadelphia Art Alliance

1973-78

National Council of Jewish Women, NJ

1974

Philadelphia Civic Center

1974-85

Reese Palley Gallery, Atlantic City, NJ

1974-75

Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1975

Wallnuts Gallery (now Sande Webster), Philadelphia, PA

1976

Nan Duskin, Philadelphia, PA

1980

Byerly's Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1982-86

Roche Bobois, Philadelphia, PA

1984-85

Roche Bobois, Seattle,WA; Washington, DC; Boston, MA

1984-85

Maurice Villency, New York, NY

1989

Kling Partnership, Philadelphia, PA

1998-99

Earth Spirits, Palm Desert,CA

1985-2003

Studio Salons- Key West, FL and Philadelphia, PA

1994-2003

Arlen Design, George Nakashima House, Princeton, NJ

1996-2000

From The Ruins, Key West, FL

1998-2000

Rancho de San Juan, Santa Fe (Espanola), NM

1999

Florida Keys Community College (Key West)

1999-2004

Palley Registry of Danish Furniture 1900-2000 [Work in Progress]

2003

Victoria Lesser Design, Key West, FL

1999-2009

Palley Registry of Danish Furniture 1900-2000
[Work in Progress]

2005

Helen Harrison Gallery, Key West, FL

2005

Greene and Greene Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

2005-06

Turning Point Gallery, Media, PA

2005-06

The Laughing Dog Gallery, Vero Beach, FL

2005-06

Mariposa Designs, Sarasota, FL

2005-08

Kent Gallery, Key West, FL

2005-08

Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia

2005-08

Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2006-09

Dreamweaver's Collection, Martha's Vineyard, MA,
and Sarasota, FL

2007

Bravura Gallery, Southhampton, NY

2007

Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007-09

Gallery Christa, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007-08

Bellagio Gallery, Asheville, NC

2007-09

Elements of Style, Atlanta, GA

2007-09

Max Ditting AG, Zurich, Switzerland

2008

Toucano, Bern, Switzerland

2008

Joan Shepp, Philadelphia

2008-09

Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL

2009

Helen Harrison Gallery, Key West, FL

2009

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2007-09

Danish Museum of Art & Design (Permanent Collection),
Copenhagen, Denmark