Marian Dioguardi was born and raised in the Italian American urban neighborhood of East Boston. Marian pursued her childhood ambition, art, only after a more traditional career in education and after more colorful careers including undercover investigations and gem stone buying.
While working full time as Dendritics Inc.’s operation and manufacturing manager, Marian attended art classes at Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, studying under Barney Rubenstein. Her painting skills were further advanced studying independently for five years under Ed Stitt, a Boston Painter. True to her urban roots, Marian Dioguardi’s studio is now in Boston’s South End.
Marian Dioguardi is recognized for paintings of simple objects such as cups and laundry lines, in brave, bold and intensified colors. Her work is a celebration of dignified, humble lives and familiar places and things.
Marian Dioguardi’s paintings have received local and international attention. She has had solo shows at Rose Gallery Fine Art, Hudson, NY, 2008; Baak Gallery, Cambridge, Ma, 2008. Her work has been included in numerous group shows including the Danforth Museum's, Community of Artist, 2010. Marian Dioguardi has also received numerous awards including the Jean Koch Award, for Painting, 2009, and the Nancy T. Baldwin Award, Drawing, 2008 from the Concord Art Association. Her painting, Little Pink was purchased by The Dana Farber Hospital’s permanent art collection which also includes the works of Andy Warhol, Alex Katz and Roy Lichenstien. Marian is a contributing critic to the semi annual Master Drawing Review at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her signature laundry line paintings of Venice and Burano were featured in the Italian art journal, Arte In, 9/2008 in the article titled, “Magica Marian” (Magical Marian).
Her work has been shown and is represented by these fine art galleries:
Rose Gallery Fine Art, Hudson NY
Gallery Seven, Maynard MA
L'Attitude Art & Sculpture Gallery, Boston MA
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