I’ve been a working artist for more than twenty five years. Known for my unique, hand-colored images and my work with the photographic negative, my art is exhibited, published, commissioned, and collected around the world. I’m the author of three published books and the creator of a number of large-scale public works; I’m a teacher, with a special interest in working collaboratively with children. In the spring of 2011, I created Fotoplay!, the-first-of-its-kind photo-based prompt book, published in March of 2012. I recently completed a large commission for the Early Stage School in Warsaw, Poland. And I signed a contract with Chronicle Books for a new, expanded edition of the PhotoPlay Book, to be published in the Spring of 2014. I live with my partner, our son, and our dog Dylan, in a reconstructed barn on the coast of Maine.
Marcie Jan Bronstein’s hand-colored photographic images and negatives connect in lyrical and surprising ways bridge the surreal and the intensely familiar. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Hampshire College and has exhibited in Italy, Germany, New York, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, and throughout Maine. Her photographs have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Boston Magazine. This year she has shown at the Photogaphic Resource Center’s Flash Forward Festival in Boston, and at the Slocumb Gallery in JohnsonCity, Tennessee. Bronstein is an instructor at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s ArtLab, and this year Chronicle Books published, Fotoplay!, a photo-based prompt book for children.