Marilyn Greenberg is a painter and fiction writer who continues to shift between forms, cannily using her understanding of each to inform the others. She engages our full range of emotions by taking humor seriously and even in her darkest work, unearthing the absurd. Her paintings, although abstract, have a narrative thrust and create a language of visual metaphor. Their provocative surfaces are disciplined by a reassuring structure. In her fiction Greenberg demonstrates her painter's eye for detail, using unexpected imagery to create a keen sense of place and a unique appreciation for human vulnerability. What all of Greenberg's work has in common is a delicate power and melancholy wit.
Greenberg has had numerous one-person shows in New York and her work is exhibited internationally. Her large abstract paintings are in many private collections and have been purchased and shown in major corporate collections such as: JP Morgan Chase, Prudential Life Insurance Company, Sony Corporation, Security Pacific National Bank etc., as well as embassies in Japan, Sweden and India.
Her story LESSONS was nominated for BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES in 2005. DESSERT, a finalist in Glimmer Train's short story contest 2003, was published in the last issue of Kalliope and two poems, A LIKENESS and MOTOR RUNNING appeared in the Raritan Quarterly Review.