Marianne Lettieri

 First Time Art Party Participant
Memory Bank


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Artist’s Statement

I create constructions and art installations with commonplace objects and materials that people have used and discarded over time, revealing shifts in culturally shared values and practices. I am especially attracted to relics of the past and the process by which they illuminate and inform contemporary social, environmental and political contexts. The impetus for my art making is calling attention to life’s temporality and the shared human desire to remember.


About the Artist

Recent solo exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design (2016), Monterey Peninsula College (2016), Peninsula Museum of Art (2015), Telegraph Hill Gallery in San Francisco (2015), Doug Adams Gallery/Bade Museum in Berkeley (2014), and Azusa Pacific University (2011).


My artwork is in the collections of Oracle Corporation, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, and is featured in the books Art Making, Collections and Obsessions by Lynne Perrella and Under the Influence by Cecil Touchon. I have a BFA from University of Florida and an MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University.


I am an artist-in-residence with Cubberley Artist Studios Program in Palo Alto, and teach at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View and Center for the Arts and Religon at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.