Marcy Juran, a native of Connecticut, works primarily in photography, encaustic and handmade paper from her studio in Westport.
Formally trained in printmaking, drawing, painting, and graphic design, she began her work in photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art, as an adjunct to her studies in graphic design. Throughout her career in design, she collaborated with numerous photographers, creating award-winning work strongly grounded in photographic storytelling.
Marcy returned to making personal photographic images in 2002. Her continuing work is influenced by the natural environs of New England. Garden, forest, farm and field have joined river, sound and ocean in her photographic vocabulary. She often combines encaustic processes with her photographic prints, adding an aspect of luminosity and depth to her images.
Recent juried exhibitions include The Fourth Annual Group Show at the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, New York, juried by Paula Tognarelli of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts; Photography and Sculpture 2018 at the Rowayton Arts Center; Spectrum 2018 at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut, juried by Hilary Lewis of the Glass House, and the Annual Juried Show 2018, at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, juried by Denise Bibro. In 2017, her first book, SALTMARSH SEASONS, was selected for inclusion in the Eighth Annual Self-published Photobook Show by Karen Davis of the Davis Orton Gallery, and Paula Tognarelli.
She is an exhibiting member of the Rowayton Arts Center, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and the New Canaan Society for the Arts. Marcy holds an A. B. in Studio Art from Brown University, with additional studies in design and photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, Cranbrook, and the Maine Media Workshops.
“...the ebb and flow of the tides,
the action of the waves or ripples,
the impact of light and fog, sun and sky -
all are subjects of great fascination
I am a lover of color, and nature’s
palette allows me exceptional latitude
to explore the spectrum available in our regional environs.”