Marcia Neblett was born in 1970 in New York City. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at The State University of New York at Purchase, studying woodcut under Master Printmaker Antonio Frasconi. She then received a Master of Fine Arts Degree at The State University of New York at Stony Brook in Painting and Printmaking under Howardina Pindell and Martin Levine.
Neblett's prints play homage to masterful printmaking of the past while being of their own time and sensibility. Although the figure is a primary interest, she frequently finds inspiration in the subject matter of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Neblett admires the dual simplicity and complexity of these forms. Her focus is on intricate line and pattern that translates well into the bold, black and white outlines of the woodcut medium.
Neblett is a recipient of MacDowell Colony Fellowships in 1996 and 2000; Jerome Foundation Printmaking Fellowship (2000); Special Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2000); an Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellowship (1998) and a Goldberger Fellowship (1996).
Her prints and drawings have been exhibited on a national level at The Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND, and the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA.
Marcia Neblett is a Professor of Drawing and Design at The Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives in Savannah, Georgia and New York.