MP Marion

I am a colorist.
I paint vibrant,
sensational color stories.

MP Marion

I began papermaking in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin in Walter Hamady’s lab and with Joe Wilfer from the Madison Art Center. Within a few years I had my own Valley 1.5 lb. cast, brass beater, Lee Scott McDonald and E. Amies & Son English-made moulds and a 54″ x 42″ bed 90-ton hydraulic press.

By 1980 I’d transitioned from my position as a professional educator to devote my attention to full-time studio production.

In the early ’80s, arts & crafts festivals gained national momentum. People were fascinated by my handmade papermaking techniques so I kept making paper, making pictures and driving.

In 1992 I acquired all of Henry Morris’s paper equipment from Bird & Bull Press to obtain the 10 lb. Nobel and Wood beater.

Today, I am one of many U.S. artists pushing the boundaries of paper pulp. I continue to participate in the arts community on advisory boards and as a competition juror, while also exhibiting at galleries and museums.

My studio The Prints and the Pulper™ is now located in central Ohio where I live and create in a spacious rural, rustic setting.

I began papermaking in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin in Walter Hamady’s lab and with Joe Wilfer from the Madison Art Center. Within a few years I had my own Valley 1.5 lb. cast, brass beater, Lee Scott McDonald and E. Amies & Son English-made moulds and a 54″ x 42″ bed 90-ton hydraulic press.

By 1980 I’d transitioned from my position as a professional educator to devote my attention to full-time studio production.

In the early ’80s, arts & crafts festivals gained national momentum. People were fascinated by my handmade papermaking techniques so I kept making paper, making pictures and driving.

In 1992 I acquired all of Henry Morris’s paper equipment from Bird & Bull Press to obtain the 10 lb. Nobel and Wood beater.

Today, I am one of many U.S. artists pushing the boundaries of paper pulp. I continue to participate in the arts community on advisory boards and as a competition juror, while also exhibiting at galleries and museums.

My studio The Prints and the Pulper™ is now located in central Ohio where I live and create in a spacious rural, rustic setting.

My intent is to express energetic gestures with momentous vibrancy.

-MP Marion

Critical Acclaim

Chicago Tribune, Feature
Wall Street Journal, Feature
Milwaukee Journal, Feature
PBS Television, Featured Artist
Art Institute of Chicago, Prints and Multiples Exhibition
Smithsonian Institution, exhibition, Washington D.C.

Memberships

International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA)
Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
Friends of Dard Hunter, American Contemporary Hand Papermaking
Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking
International Society of Acrylic Painters
Hand Papermaking publication
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
Cleveland Museum of Art
Museum of Wisconsin Art
American Craft Council
Mansfield Art Center
Racine Art Museum