(b. 1953, White Plains, NY) earned an Masters of Art from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, and a BFA from Kansas State University. She has studied extensively at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA and workshops in the US and Ireland. In 2021 she was awarded a painting residency at Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY.
She has worked as a graphic designer and arts educator: taught art in K-12 and university settings in the Philadelphia area. She maintained her painting practice while working and raising 2 sons with her husband, John.
Maryanne Buschini's work has been exhibited in juried group exhibitions in Philadelphia area at DaVinci Art Alliance, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Woodmere Museum, the Duke Gallery, Community Arts Center Wallingford PA; Goggleworks, Reading PA, the Museum of the State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA. as well as Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers NY; Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson NY, Rye Arts Center, Rye NY.
The artist lives and works in Malvern, PA.
Researching black and white photos, and using these images to create narratives of celebration, hard work, family and love.
Older photographs are a catalyst for painting and storytelling. A camera can be used to capture a moment that would have been lost or misunderstood. I use paint to create a conversation and interpret - narratives of celebration, hard work, family, love. The stories in the paintings may be very apparent, create discovery, or uncover secrets for artist and viewer.
JANUARY MEMBER SHOW 4th place award
Chester County Art Association, West Chester PA
Juried Small Works, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia PA
First Place Award 2021
ART OF THE STATE 2021, Museum of the State of Pennsylvania
HOME, Juried Show, 2nd place, Duke Gallery -Community Arts Center, Wallingford PA
STUDIO B, Boyertown PA Best in Show 2021
Painting Residency, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY 2021
HOME, Duke Gallery, Community Arts Center, Wallingford PA
Second Place Award 2021
Collection: Labor, Stone, Water, - Solo Show Fireside Gallery, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon PA 2019
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts CE Juried Show, Anne Bryan Gallery, Hamilton Building - Honorable Mention Award 2019
BRICK BY BRICK, LGBTQIA+ Stonewall at 50 - Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Franks, Philadelphia PA 13th St/Gayborhood Award 2019
Philadelphia TriState Artists Equity 2019 70th anniversary Juried Members Show - Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading PA
First place and Solo Show Award
Artists Tri-State Equity Fall 2015 Members Show, Community Arts Center, Wallingford PA First Place Award
Faces of the Fallen, (2 portraits of soldiers), Arlington VA
Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Gallery 1310, Juried Alumni Show 2001, Philadelphia PA
Best of Show-Alumni Award of Excellence Prize
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,
Rostered Artist – Artists in Education
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The Art of the State: ’98, (two works selected) Harrisburg PA.