Marianne Chapel Junker Artwww.ArtPal.com/chapeljunkerart
Marianne was born in Binghamton, New York. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Buffalo State College (Buffalo, New York) in 1996 and her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) in 1999. Marianne credits several professors with giving her the incentive to forge a career in fine art – an incentive she passed on to her students while teaching Painting and Drawing courses at her alma maters. During that period, she traveled twice to Florence, Italy — first to study art and then returning the following summer to teach drawing for Indiana University. While on faculty at Buffalo State College, Marianne also taught drawing and painting classes at her Niagara Street Studio.
After relocating to the Southeast in 2001, Marianne began teaching at the Ringling School of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida). She also currently served as an instructor of Art at University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida).
In 1998, Marianne was the recipient of the Indiana Universities Graduate Studies Research Grant for Florence, Italy. She also received the Charles Lanham Fellowship for Travel Abroad in 1999 and, in 2002, she was awarded a research grant for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont). In 2003 Marianne received a faculty grant from the Ringling School of Art and Design for the creation and exhibition of a series of life-size figurative works.
She has had solo exhibitions in Buffalo, New York; Sarasota, Long Boat Key, St. Petersburg and Bradenton, Florida; Batesville, Arkansas; Olean, New York.
When not in her studio, Marianne enjoys teaching, travel, and running.