Born: Albany, New York

1985 M. A. University of Missouri-Kansas City
1969 B. A. University of Pennsylvania
1970-71 Pre-MFA Program San Francisco Art Institute
1970 Provincetown Workshop
1969-70 Brooklyn Museum Art School, Max Beckmann Memorial Scholarship
1969 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

2018 Chair, INKubator discussion, So you want to start a community-based printshop? SGC International Conference, Las Vegas, NV
2016--- Carthage College, Kenosha, WI. Adjunct professor, Art Dept.
2016 Curator, Materiality and the Layered (eye), Evanston Art Center. Phyllis Bramson, Aimee Beaubien, Sandra Perlow, Miriam Schaer, and Douglas Stapleton. Chair, artists' panel discussion. Lecture, The History of Collage as Social and Political Commentary.
2016 Chair, panel discussion, Non-printmakers, Print Media, and the Future of Printmaking, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Portland, OR.
2014 Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago. Interim Coordinator of Exhibitions and Programs
2002-16 Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL. Adjunct faculty, Art & Art History Dept.
2009 Panelist, Visual Arts, Painting. Maryland Arts Council
2003-06 Loyola University, Chicago, IL. Adjunct faculty, Fine Arts Dept.
2003 Panelist. Community Arts Assistance Grants. Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the IAC Access Program
2000-02 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Adjunct faculty, Painting Dept.
1990-2007 Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Instructor, painting, drawing, figure drawing
1990-96 Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL. Instructor, studio and art history
1995 Gallery 37, Chicago Cultural Center, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL. Instructor, printmaking
1991-2006 Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL. Member, Board of Directors
1990 Anchor Graphics, non-profit printshop and gallery, Chicago, IL. Co-founder
1989 Mundelein College (Loyola University), Chicago, IL. Instructor, figure drawing
1979-87 William Jewell College, Liberty, MO. Adjunct faculty, painting, drawing, art history
1983 Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO. Instructor, art history

Solo exhibit, RAM Artist Fellowship at Racine Art Museum's Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI
2018  Into the Deep: Fragments and Reflections. Kenosha Public Museum, WI. Two-person show with David Jones. Workshop and gallery talk.
2015 Notes from the Sea. Rockford University/Clark Arts Gallery, Rockford, IL. Solo show and gallery talk.
2014 Confluence/Undercurrents. Illinois Wesleyan University, Merwin Gallery, Bloomington, IL. Two-person show with David Jones. Lecture.
2012 Reconstructions. Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts, NYC, New York.
2011 Marilyn Propp/David Jones: Industrial Reconstructions. Moreau Galleries, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. Lecture.
2010 Cogs and Wheels: Industrial Reconstructions. State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL. Lecture.
2009 Journeys. St. James Cathedral, Chicago. Lecture.
Roadtrips and Shadowplay: David Jones and Marilyn Propp. State St. Gallery, Robert Morris University, Chicago. Catalog
2008 Marilyn Propp & David Jones: Travel Stories and Shadow Play. Galeria AP, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico. Lecture.
2006 Come Together: David Jones & Marilyn Propp. Gallery Mornea, Evanston, IL
Union/Opposition. Louisiana Tech University School of Art, Ruston, LA. Lecture.
When Opposites Attract. H. F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
2004 Marilyn Propp: New Paintings. Schopf Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL. Lecture.
2003 Marilyn Propp: Paintings, On & of Wood. Quincy Art Center, Quincy IL. Lecture.
2002 time/change/motion. Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
2000 Scene in Chicago. Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL. Three-person solo shows
1999 Reconstructions. Sharp/Danka Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL
Icons and Golden Vessels. Lakeside Gallery, Lakeside, MI
1996 Variations: Cycladic Figures. University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995 Marilyn Propp, Paintings. Ohio Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Marilyn Propp: Paintings and Drawings. Thimmesh Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1991 Cosmic Follies: New Works on Canvas and Paper. Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
Marilyn Propp: Crossings & Expeditions. Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
1990 The Paintings of Marilyn Propp. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. Lecture.
1989 Marilyn Propp: Interior Visions. Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stations of the Cross: Fourteen Paintings on Paper. Biblical Arts Center, Dallas, TX
1987 Marilyn Propp: Works on Paper. Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Marilyn Propp: The Stations of the Cross. Mulvane Art Center, Topeka, KS
1985 Marilyn Propp: Stations of the Cross. University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1984 Vessel Series. Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO
1983 The Wind and Water Series. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
1982 Marilyn Propp: New Works on Canvas and Paper. Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2019 Distance. Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, Long Island CIty, NY. Curated by Betsy Alwin and Steve Locke. 2016-2020 Pulped Under Pressure. Traveling exhibit, curated by Reni Gower.Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI; Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, ID; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; Eleanor D. Wilson Museum of Art, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA; Charles Lamar Studio Gallery, Pensacola State College, FL; A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina Pembroke, NC;  University of Mary Washington, VA; Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA.Catalog.
Art of the Eye. Kenosha Creative Space, Kenosha, WI.
2017 Mid-America Print Council Members Exhibition, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
On and About Paper. UW Parkside Fine Arts Gallery, Kenosha, WI
The Vital Art Project. Washington Ave, Racine, WI
The Biennial Kenosha & Racine Invitational Show. HF Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI                                
2016 2nd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking. Site: Brooklyn, NYC. Juried.
The Print Show. Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA. Curated.
2015 Off the Press. 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Panel discussion and artist lecture
Return of the Exquisite Corpse. Printworks, Chicago, IL
2014 Collaborations II. Printworks, Chicago.
2013 Climate of Uncertainty. DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Top Drawer Small Prints.Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2012 Remarkable Women. Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2011 Cover Stories: The Art of the Book Jacket. Printworks, Chicago. Catalog
Mano/Mundo/Corazon: Artists Interpret La Loteria. Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
2010 Imagine Everywhere. A+D Gallery, Chicago, IL. Catalog
Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Exhibition. Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2009 Small Works, Big Ideas. Morpho Gallery, Chicago.
2008 Remarkable Women. Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. Panel discussion.
The Art of Democracy. Loyola University Museum of Art. Chicago, IL. Panel discussion.
Scapes: Land, Sea and Mind. South Shore Arts, William Bachman Gallery, Munster, IN
2007 The Art of Play. Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, IL
Barbie Meets G.I. Joe. Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, IL. Catalog
The Exquisite Snake, and Recent Acquisitions. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2006 Art in Perpetuity. Studio 18 Gallery, New York City, NY
Landscape in the Postmodern. Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL
Travel Documents. A+D Gallery, Chicago, IL, and Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, IL. Catalog
Art Faculty Biennale. Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
2005 The Art of the Bookplate. Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL. Catalog
2004 6 Artists. Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL. Catalog
2003 Remarkable Women. Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
2001 The Exquisite Corpse. Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL. Catalog
Group Exhibition. Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
From Here to There. The Brewery Art Centre, Kendal, Cumbria, England
1999 22nd Harper College National Exhibition: Small Works. Harper College, Palatine, IL
Prints from Anchor Graphics. Moreau Galleries, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
Beyond the Surface. Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
Unlimited Editions. Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL
1998 Familiars, Masks and Totems. Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL
Beastly Thoughts. August House Studio, Chicago, IL
1997 Scene in Chicago. Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art from Anchor. Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL
1996 Figures. Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 Group Show. Ohio Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Marilyn Propp: Drawings. Prints from Anchor Graphics. Stocksdale Gallery, William Jewell College, MO
1994 Go Figure! Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL
1993 Chicago Curators Choose Chicago Artists. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gesture and Glance. Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
Chicago International Art Exposition. Donnelly International Hall, Chicago, IL
1992 Works by Gallery Artists. Thimmesh Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Remarkable Women. Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1991 Chicago International Art Exhibition. Donnelly Hall, Chicago, IL. Catalog
Small Things. Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 Black and White. Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
Perceptions of "the Other": Exploring Cultural Diversity. Peace Museum & South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1989 Gallery Artists/Group Show. Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 Great Escapes. Sazama/Brauer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987 CIVA Juried Exhibition. Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC
1986 Summer Show: Gallery Artists-New Work. Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1985 Close to Home: The Midwest as Subject and Symbol. Kansas City Artists Coalition Gallery, KCMO
New Talent/New Images. Gallery Karl Oskar, Westwood Hills, KS
Kansas City Artists Coalition Invitational. Reuben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, KS
1984 Selected Works from the Hallmark Collection. The Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO
Intimate Images. Crown Center, Kansas City, MO. Best of Show. Juror: Lynne Warren
1983 Landscape '83 Mid America. Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Contemporary Work by Kansas City Painters. Halls Crown Center, Kansas City, MO
1982 KCAC Annual Selected Painters. Mulvane Art Center, Topeka, KS
1981 Abstractions. Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Selected Works. Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO
Unity in Diversity. Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS. Catalog
1980 Selected Artists. Mulvane Art Center, Topeka, KS
Women and the Landscape. The Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO

2019 Visiting Artist, University of Iowa, Iowa CIty, IA. Lecture, grad and undergrad student critiques, presentations. 2014 Illinois Wesleyan University, Artist Lecture. Bloomington, IL
Visiting Artist, Waubonsee Community College. Workshop and lecture. Sugar Grove, IL
2013 Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland. Artist Residency.
2010 Visiting Artist, State College of Florida, Bradenton.
2008 Visiting Artist, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico. Exhibit, lectures.
2007 Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Lecture, student critiques.
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL. Artist Residency.
2006 Visiting Artist, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. Exhibit, lectures, grad student critiques.
2005 Jentel Artists Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming. Four-week Residency.
1995 Illinois State Museum, Lockport Gallery, Lockport, IL. "Careers in the Arts," Panelist, slides.
1989 The Lakeside Studio, six-week Artist Residency, Lakeside, Michigan.
1989-90 Mundelein College (now Loyola University), Visiting Artist in Painting
1977 Visiting artist, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Lecture, "Women in Art" class.

2019 RAM Artists Fellowship. 2015 Columbia College Faculty Development Grant
2012 Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant
Columbia College Faculty Development Grant
2009 Illinois Arts Council Finalists Award
Community Arts Assistance Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs and the IL Arts Council Access Program. 
2009, '08 Columbia College Chicago Faculty Development Grants.
1992 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant.
1991, '90, '89 Community Arts Assistance Grants. Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the IL Arts Council Access Program. 
1986 Nominated, Sixth Annual Awards in the Visual Arts and First Missouri Visual Artists Biennial. 
1986, '85 Three William Jewell College Faculty Development Grants. 
1976 "City Scenes '76." Design chosen for urban mural and installed on a 55' x 115' wall in downtown Kansas City. Nat'l Paint & Coatings Assn's bicentennial program that chose 8 murals throughout the U.S. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thimmesh Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Ohio Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sazama Gallery and Sazama/Brauer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Gallerie Spielhagen, Batman, and Murphy, Kansas City, MO

DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
The Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
Amnesty International, New York, NY
Van Den Bergh Foods Company, Lisle, IL
Sandoz Corporation, Des Plaines, IL
McDonald's Corporation, Chicago, IL
Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago, IL
AT&T Collection, Kansas City, MO
Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO
Wendy's Corporation, Raytown, MO
Mission Hills Bank Collection, Mission Hills, KS
The Summer Palace, Saudi Arabia
Private collections in Chicago, Kansas City, and throughout the United States.

Cover Stories: The Art of the Book Jacket, Printworks, Chicago. Catalog, essay by Mark Pascale, Curator, Dept. of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2010. 
Imagine Everywhere. Catalog. A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago. Essay by Corey Postiglione, 2010. 
Marilyn Propp/David Jones: Road Trips & Shadow Play. Catalog. Essay by Debora Wood, Senior Curator, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 2009. 
Margaret Hawkins, 'Travel Documents' lets us tour with artists, Chicago Sun-Times, March 17, 2006.
6 Artists, limited edition book published by Jet Litho, Inc. in collaboration with Anchor Graphics, Chicago. Essay by Janina Ciezadlo, 2004. 
Margaret Hawkins, Gallery Glance, Chicago Sun-Times, February 27, 2004.
Alan Artner, Marilyn Propp, Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2004.
Heads Up!, Quincy Herald-Whig, February 23, 2003, 6C.
Sharon Woodhouse, Artist Watch--Marilyn Propp, Ravenswood Reporter, July 2000, 7.
The Exquisite Corpse, foreword by Bob Hiebert, Sidney Block, and Audrey Niffenegger, essay by Mark Pascale, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, 1999, 21.
Hoffhines, Propp team for show, The Herald-Palladium, August 6, 1999, 6A.
Julee Pearson, FIGURES -- Northern Illinois University Gallery, The New Art Examiner, p. 45, February 1996, 45.
Tim Bascom, Marilyn Propp, Christianity and the Arts, Vol. 3 No. 1, 1996, 8, 9.
Blair Kamin, Architecture-Religious Revival, The Chicago Tribune, December 24, 1995, sec. 7, 5.
Charles Cowdrick, Artist's Journey, Pitch Weekly, October 12-18, 1995, Art.
Michael Bulka, Chicago Curators Choose Chicago Artists, Dialogue, November-December 1993, 20.
Esther Grisham, Chicago Curators Choose Chicago Artists, The New Art Examiner, October, 1993, 45 & 46.
David McCracken, Local artists shine in summer 'experiment,' The Chicago Tribune, July 23, 1993, sec. 7, 46.
James Auer, Women's show proves a strong one, The Milwaukee Journal, May 24, 1992, Art section.
Lu Bro, Figure & Form, Vol. I, Skills and Expression, Iowa: Brown & Benchmark, 1992, 170. Martha Howard, "Marilyn Propp." New Art Examiner, February 1990, 44.
David McCracken, Gallery Scene, The Chicago Tribune, November 10, 1989, 61, sec. 7. Donald Hoffman, "Art Journal," The Kansas City Star, July 17, 1988, 10E.
Donald Hoffman, KC artist gets beyond trivial, The Kansas City Star, May 24, 1987, 9E. Angel Kwolek-Folland, "Marilyn Propp," New Art Examiner, March 1987, 53.
Garry Noland, Artists Share Tendency for Personal Revelation, Forum, Vol. 10, no. 5, Nov/Dec 1985, 10.
Donald Hoffman, Stations' builds on Passion, The Kansas City Star, August 18, 1985, 11E. Debra L. Di Blasi, "Marilyn Propp," New Art Examiner, February 1985, 66.
Donald Hoffman, Marilyn Propp, The Kansas City Star, September 1984. 8-I.
Angel Kwolek-Folland, Propp paintings on display in Union, The Manhattan Mercury, February 13, 1983, D7.
Donald Hoffman, Marilyn Propp, The Kansas City Star, March 14, 1982, 9F, and October 21, 1979, 8F.
Michael Walling, Marilyn Propp, Forum, April, 1982, 5.
Michael R. Bailey, Interview with Marilyn Propp, Forum, November 1979.
Elisabeth Kirsch, Male/Female: The Human Figure, Forum, April 1979.
Michael R. Bailey, Marilyn Propp at the Galerie Spielhagen, Batman & Murphy, Forum, December 1978.
Victoria Kirsch Melcher, She Works Wonders with Pastels, The Kansas City Star, November 15, 1978, 6G.
Robert Travaglione, Art Goes Big Downtown, The Kansas City Star Magazine, August 14, 1977, 42 & 43.
David L. Morehead, City Scenes Project Transforms Slums to Supergraphics, Today's Art, December 1977, 16-21.
Peg McMahon, The Marilyn Propp Story, Greenhouse, Kansas City's Journal of the Arts, November 1976, 16-19.
AIA Journal, November, 1976, 22. Wall mural completed, Kansas City Art Institute Newsletter, lxxxvi no. 6, Oct 1976, 3.
Kansas City Completes City Scenes '76 Wall, Coatings, October 4, 1976, 99 & 100.
Zeva Oelbaum, Waitress Paints Mural for Downtown, The Kansas City Star, August 8, 1976, 3B.