Marcia Resnick

* 1950

Marcia Resnick (American, b. 1950) was born in Brooklyn, New York. After studying art at New York University and the Cooper Union, she graduated from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA., where she had studied with John Baldessari and Allan Kaprow. In her early conceptual work – the 1975 books Landscape, See and Tahitian Eve -she discussed questions of genre, pose and the relations of seeing. In 1975 a car accident and the ensuing stay in hospital made the artist review her personal life: this resulted in the autobiographical series Re-Visions which dealt with female adolescence in staged, ironic images. The book of the same title was published in 1978. By the end of the 1970s, and back in New York City, Resnick pictured interdisciplinary subcultures of art and music in the New York club scene with protagonists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, Brian Eno, Andy Warhol and others, published under the title Punks, Poets & Provocateurs: New York City Bad Boys 1977-1982 (2015). At the same time, she taught photography in various colleges including Queens College and New York University. As an author and photographer, she contributed to Soho Weekly News, New York Magazine and other periodicals. Marcia Resnick lives in New York City.