Willie Marlowe


Willie Marlowe is a painter originally from North Carolina, now living in Albany, New York, USA.


Willie Marlowe has shown paintings in solo, juried and invitational exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Her work is included in museum, corporate and private collections, and has been supported by grants from Artist’s Space, NYC, and by Special Opportunity Stipend awards from the New York Foundation on the Arts. She has been a visiting artist in Barbados, West Indies, in Cortona, Italy, and in Wexford, Ireland, where she had a ten year retrospective exhibition at the Wexford Arts Center.


She has had artist's residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY, the Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, Ireland, and at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy. Most recently, she was a member of the Albany-Tula Alliance delegation to Russia; Tula is Albany's sister city in Russia.  She was invited  by the Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University as a visiting artist and gave a presentation on her paintings done during residencies in Ireland and Italy.


Her work is informed by travel, going to museums and archaeological sites in Europe, the Yucatan and Russia. She often works on intimately scaled acrylic paintings on paper. Her luminous surfaces are achieved by using an intense palette and successive layers of translucent glazes.


She teaches painting and drawing in the Department of Visual Arts, The Sage College of Albany and has taught watercolor in two of The Sage Colleges’ international studies programs, “Sage at Oxford”, Somerville College, Oxford University, and “Celtic Connections” in Scotland and Ireland. She has had two sabbatical leaves to paint, most recently in 2004.