Marcia Miele Branca
Marcia Miele Branca is a practicing artist proficient in printmaking, drawing and painting. Her work has been shown throughout the NY/NJ metropolitan area.
Ms. Miele Branca earned a B.A. degree in Art Education from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio in 1972, and an M.A. in Printmaking from Montclair State University in 1990. She has done postgraduate work at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Bennington College, Vermont, and Kean University. She completed her M.F.A. at New Jersey City University in December 2002. Her work has been reviewed by Eileen Watkins, former art critic for the Star Ledger, Dan Bischoff, current art critic for Star Ledger and Barry Schwabsky of The New York Times.
Ms. Miele Branca received 1st Place in the 1999 Hunterdon Museum Members Show. In 2005, she was awarded first place in the Monmouth County Arts Council Annual Juried Show at the Monmouth Museum.
She received scholarships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Alliance for Arts Education, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Sugar Maples Center for the Arts, and the 14th International Encaustic Conference.
She is an active member of Studio Montclair, West Essex Art Association, and Livingston Art Association. After teaching in the Belleville School System and Essex County College, she works in her studio at Manufacturer’s Village, East Orange, NJ.