Marcia’s drawings and prints focus on themes of fairy tales, folktales, mythology and food. Her recent series of charcoal-on-paper drawings explore anthropomorphism and composite creatures, and reflect not only her interesting upbringing, and her undergraduate courses in mythology, but perhaps most immediately, her travels through India as a Fulbright fellow in 2014.
Marcia is an active educator, a passion which stems from her mother, Sandra Neblett, a well known New York City art teacher and painter. Marcia's teaching career involves living and working in India where she taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in printmaking and drawing at the University of Madras and at Stella Maris College in Chennai.
Marcia has held four university teaching positions at the City University of New York (CUNY) at Baruch College, State University of New York (SUNY) at Farmingdale, Cazenovia College, and at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she is currently a Professor of Foundations, Drawing and Design. She has been a visiting artist in several institutions in the United States and abroad including: Purchase College/SUNY, SUNY Brockport, the City University of New York at Lehman College, North Dakota State University, The College of Visual and Performing Arts (Colombo, Sri Lanka), University of Madras, Government College of Fine Arts (Chennai, India), Stella Maris College (Chennai, India) and Manipal University (Karnataka, India).
Marcia’s graphic works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. Institution exhibitions include The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, and the Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times and ArtIndia, by critics, Holland Cotter and Geeta Doctor, and juried in exhibitions by Starr Figura, Maura Reilly, Ann Philbin and Donald Kuspit.
Marcia is a recipient of several grants and residencies including the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award, the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Special Opportunity Stipend, the Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and the Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellowship.
Marcia Neblett was born and raised in New York City blocks away from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met was her second home, and she would visit the galleries regularly on her way home from school as a child. She attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art (the "Fame" school). Her much exhibited woodcut, "Dance of the Dead" (1994) grew out of her life and travel experiences. Short Biography.
Marcia Neblett is a visual artist who works with drawings, prints and artist books. Marcia studied anatomy and life drawing at the Arts Students League of New York and Cornell University before turning to graphics in 1994. It was while taking a printmaking course at Purchase College, the State University of New York that she met Master Printmaker, Antonio Frasconi. Marcia signed up for the remainder of the school’s printmaking and bookmaking classes, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Purchase College. She then received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking at Stony Brook University under Painter and Installation Artist, Howardina Pindell.