Taught Design at Parsons
Was Asked to Design for Givenchy
Selected as One of the Ten Best New Books
by Blockbuster Online
"I loved it!"
Jennifer Russell, editor
"... CUBA; The Special Period provides a rich documentary portrait of the Cuban people and the way they live their lives."
AB Bookman's Weekly
"... In an eloquent way, Marcia Friedman has managed to bear witness o the Cuban panorama because she handles photography with an aesthetic sense and impeccable functionality, to which she adds a literary visibility."
Diario Las Américas
"... Rauschenberg's creations suffered from a disconnection from reality... Friedman's work raises the curtains that conceal what lies hidden in the everyday challenges faced by Cubans. In its pages, North American photography enthusiasts will find the answers to many questions raised by this tragic period within the last bastion of orthodox communism in the western hemisphere."
El Nuevo Herald.
About the artist . . .
Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, upon graduation from the university there with a BA degree as a Russian language major she moved west to San Francisco to spread her wings. Practicality demanded of her to work in a conventional office setting, but because of her artistic leanings she dabbled on the side with creating and selling her experimental collages. It wasn't long before she closed that door and took to the skies as an international flight attendant. As such, having large segments of free time enabled her to continue to explore her creativity in various disciplines. But it wasn't until her move back to the States after living abroad a few years that she pursued formal training in both art and writing in Los Angeles.
As the years passed she had careers and businesses in the entertainment field, fashion design, and writing. Eventually her creative and aesthetic sense manifested itself in fine art. Initially it was in photography, which then segued into painting. She then integrated the two and as new mediums evolve so does her work.
Throughout the years galleries, foundations, corporations, and individuals have exhibited and collected her art. Some of her better known corporate clients such as Wynn Resorts/Las Vegas; Atlantis Resort/Bahamas, Princess Cruises, McGraw Hill Publishers have featured her work as have major art magazines including Decor and Art Business News in many of their issues.
The unique style of her creative expression is a result of her artistic interpretation of the beauty of life as she sees it.
Marcia Friedman Gallery
in Door County
Life is . . .
CUBA: Then & Still Then . . .
follow up book on Cuba
(not yet released)
As CMO of Atlantis I commissioned Marcia Friedman to create special art for the resort on a unique product she also created specifically for us. Not only was the work beautiful, but she was a pleasure to work with.
Howard Karawan, President
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Marcia's art that she made for the lobby of our law offices continues to get rave reviews. I highly recommend her for her artistic talents and her professionalism.
Joseph Gutierrez, Esq.
Maier, Gutierrez & Associates
Las Vegas, Nevada
It was delightful working with Marcia on the special artwork she did when we refurbished our resort. We love her work and have been collecting it for years.
Orly Abrahami & Wayne Krygier, Owners
The Spring Resort and Spa
Desert Hot Springs, California