Maryanne Buschini is a visual artist, and painter. In her figurative paintings, she explores the vulnerability that is part of being human. Using found photos as starting reference, her paintings’ subject matter and narrative concerns human emotional responses - those underlying feelings that expose themselves – whether we want them to or not.
Her body of work investigates relationships, origins, ancestors, history and community. Viewers often connect with familiar relationships and emotions in these paintings.
(b. White Plains, NY 1953) Maryanne Buschini has been drawing and painting since she was very young, continuing an interest in figurative art. She pursued other art areas - teaching, graphic design, while continuing a painting practice. She lives with her husband, John Odell, in Malvern PA, Together they raised 2 sons, and this year became grandparents. She maintains her painting studio in Phoenixville PA.
Over the years, her artwork has been featured in solo exhibitions, and received multiple awards at juried shows throughout the Philadelphia area. Her work is featured at open studios and select art fairs, and included in collections in the US and Europe.
MAT-VA University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
BFA Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
Graduate Seminar Critical Theory - The Barnes Foundation,
Continuing art workshops, seminars, studies
EASTERN UNIVERSITY, St. Davids, PA
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, visiting professor, Lincoln University PA
ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH online division
BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Newtown PA
Various community arts organizations: workshops, demonstrations
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA - K-12 – ART TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Abington Arts Center, Spring Solo Series - April
Harrison Public Library, Harrison NY - September
EXPOSURE - Media Arts Council Gallery, Media PA
COLLECTION: Labor, Stone, Water - Fireside Gallery,
Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon PA
Selected Group Exhibitions/Awards:
Three artists: Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia PA
WOODMERE ANNUAL 80th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia PA
ART THAT BEARS WITNESS. Bethany Arts Community, Ossining NY
TEXTURE, First Place Award, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia PA
ART OF THE STATE 2021, The Museum of the State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
BETHANY ARTS COMMUNITY – Artists Residency, Ossining, NY
PHILADELPHA STORIES -15 YEARS - Cheltenham Center for the Arts, PA
SPRING SHOW – PHILADELPHIA TRISTATE ARTISTS EQUITY, First Place Award, Irvin and Lois E. Cohen Gallery, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading PA