Marie Cosindas
American, born 1925
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Bruce Silverstein Gallery at Frieze Masters 2016,
Bruce Silverstein Gallery
2015
Bruce Silverstein Gallery at Frieze Masters 2015,
Bruce Silverstein Gallery
2014
Bruce Silverstein Gallery at The Armory Show 2014,
Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Marie Cosindas initially gained recognition during the 1960s. Her artwork proved to be instrumental in the recognition of color photography as an acceptable artistic medium in an era where color was often relegated to commercial and amateur ventures. Both an historical exception and a product of her times, Cosindas’s warm, intimate portraits and nostalgic arrangements separated her from the prevailing trends of Pop Art’s irony and Minimalism’s rigor that pervaded in the art world. The artist filled her tiny dye-transfer compositions with found or borrowed objects—such as flowers, figurines, and perfume bottles—that came to define her signature style of excess delightfully bordering on kitsch.