CLAIRE MARCUS has special interests in the power of land- and cityscapes to record and imply narrative. She holds a BA in architecture, and BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work in book and paper arts has been exhibited with Book Week Scotland, Columbia University Teachers College; Nave Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts; Philadelphia’s Art in City Hall; Philadelphia Center for the Book; Prince Street Gallery New York; St. John’s College Annapolis, and Turn the Page Artists Book Fair in Norwich, England.
Born and raised in New York City, Marcus currently resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She received a Lackawanna Arts and Culture grant in support of her book art and collages inspired by industrial history. The series was shown at Steamtown National Historic Site in 2013 and the Lackawanna Historical Society in 2013 and 2014.
Since 1996, Claire has conducted standards-based school and community residencies for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,Celtic Cultural Alliance, Elder Hostel, andNEA/Art Works. Her students range from infants and toddlers to senior citizens, including adjudicated and special needs students.