Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Marianne Kolb

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 2000

Marianne Kolb is a visual artist who was born in a small farming village in Switzerland. After moving to Bern where she garnered a standard business education and a few years of work experience as a telephone operator, she moved to the United States. It was in Berkeley, California that a career in art finally became tangible and Kolb secured an apprenticeship with a goldsmith. She began drawing in 1987 and quickly decided to master and move between media in order to retain creative tension. Her work has since been exhibited in solo and group shows all across California as well as in Seattle, Boise, Kansas City, and more. Kolb is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, an INSITE Award nomination, and a Eureka Fellowship Award nomination from the Fleishhacker Foundation in San Francisco. Her work has been published in many esteemed art journals and editorials.



Marianne Kolb worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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