Marjorie Kaye has lived in the Boston area for most of her life, with stops alon the way in Syracuse, NY to earn her BFA in Painting, as well as New York City in the 80s.
She is a painter and sculptor. Her work has been an exploration of opposites: form and color; organic and geometric; precision and chaos. Colorful and bold, her gouache paintings and sculptures are kinetic and energetic. Her work has been reviewed in many publications including the Boston Globe and ArtScope Magazine and has been shown extensively both locally and nationally, including galleries such as Galatea Fine Art in Boston, Atlantic Works Gallery in East Boston, Harbor Gallery, UMass Boston, and the Walter Wickiser Gallery in NYC. She was a 2016 winner of the Lillian Orlowsky/William Freed Foundation Grant from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and was included in a group exhibition in their galleries. Also, Ms. Kaye was named a finalist in the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Awards in Painting.
Kaye is the founder of Galatea Fine Art in Boston, MA, a large artist-run gallery featuring over 39 artists from Boston and beyond. She was the director of that space from 2009 - 2017, as well as the owner. The gallery has transitioned into a non-profit and Ms. Kaye is remaining as Director. Some past projects also include the web-based Caladan Gallery, which ran for 10 years and exhibited hundreds of artists from all over the world, and the Lawrence, MA Gallery 181, which enhanced the community with the exhibition of local, national, and international artists.
She currently resides in Essex, MA.
MIn my latest gouache paintings I am working on larger flat panels, exploring the form itself, in its purity. I came to the realization, upon reading and studying Ernst Haeckel’s “Art Forms in Nature” that “anything goes” in the natural world – that the apex of creation resides internally, and that release from the oppression of self-imposed structure allows pure vision of infinite possibilities to be transmitted from the universal repository of higher design. Ernst Haeckel was a biologist in the mid 1800’s who illustrated hundreds of specimens from diatoms to jellyfish. His illustrations mirror the infinite combinations of geometric and organic elements that make up the natural world. This is the launching pad for my most recent work.
I continue to be mesmerized by sacred geometry. My understanding is much more intuitive than it is based in knowledge of mathematics, but I am absolutely in awe of the mathematical mind – how it breaks down the mechanics of the universe into equations that seem sustainable – although sometimes I wonder if even the laws of physics are mutable depending on a variety of universal circumstances. My work combines the discipline of geometric sequence with the freedom of veering off the path of its exactness. Through my paintings, I channel and investigate the harmonies and mythology of higher perception and attempt to crystallize what goes beyond what the senses behold.