Artist's Statement

With references ranging from Pieter Bruegel and Roland de la Porte to Holly Hobbie and paint-by-numbers, Marion Peck mines the depths of art history, popular culture and the human experience for her meticulous narratives. Sometimes referred to as a contemporary surrealist because of her propensity to incorporate dream imagery into her work, Peck looks beyond the subconscious, reminding us that the waking world is never quite as it seems. And with her dark sense of humor and irrepressible optimism, she assures us that while life can be ominous, tragic, even deceptive, it is also beautiful, magical and alive with hope.

Text courtesy of Sloan Fine Art

Artist's Bio

Marion Peck earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and went on to study at two different MFA programs, Syracuse University in New York and Temple University in Rome. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide including Sloan Fine Art, Bellwether Gallery and DFN Gallery in New York, Roq la Rue, Davidson Galleries and the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, Galerie Magda Danyz in Paris, Galleria Giampiero Biasutti in Turin, The Laguna Art Museum and The Bristol Art Museum. Born in The Philippines while her family was on a trip around the world, she lived in Rome and Seattle before settling in Eagle Rock, California.

Marion Peck is represented by Sloan Fine Art, New York, New York.

Selected Recent Exhibitions: 2010 – What You Are, So Once Were We, solo exhibition, Sloan Fine Art, New York, New York; Art Shack, group exhibition, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California; Art from the New World, group exhibition, Bristol City Museum and Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom. 2009 – Ladies & Clowns, solo exhibition, Sloan Fine Art, New York, New York.

Marion Peck - Albert's Song

Albert's Song

2003, oil on panel, 24"×14"

Marion Peck - Peasant Dance

Peasant Dance

2008, oil on canvas, 36"×46"

Marion Peck - Bunny Love

Bunny Love

2007, oil on canvas, 12"×17"

Marion Peck - The Evil Snowman

The Evil Snowman

2003, oil on panel, 20"×10"

Marion Peck - Fuck You

Fuck You

2008, oil on canvas, 32"×36"

Marion Peck - Lambland


2007, oil on canvas, 25"×37"

Marion Peck - Leviathan


2004, oil on canvas, 15"×11"

Marion Peck - Sleepwalk


2009, oil on canvas, 24"×30"

Marion Peck - Young Lord Oliver

Young Lord Oliver

2007, oil on canvas, 80"×50"