Marie’s Amazing Asia Art
Marie’s Amazing Asia Art curated collection consists of indigenous objects of art and design, culturally significant both then and now, and is a respected resource for designers, museums, and international collectors.
For over 40 years she has been actively dealing in textiles, artifacts, and decor with purpose. Beginning in the 70’s with an eye for folk art and antique quilts, a shift in lifestyle brought her to living and working abroad in eight countries in Asia and Southeast Asia. Balancing this life as a mother, wife, charity fundraiser, medical assistant, and The US Peace Corp. in Nepal she kept occupied but in her limited free time she continued the hunt – she visited many villages, tents and dwellings in search of artifacts that emulate the unique and colorful culture of those distinctive people.
This collection represents a glimpse into the expansive world in which we all live.
Over the years she has offered her expertise to build private collections and has sold to leading museums and auction houses, including The Baguio Museum, Kordilyera in Baguio, Philippines, The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif., and sales through Bonhams Auction House in London and New York.
Art from Marie’s collections can also be found in private collections in Vienna, Germany, London, La Jolla, Calif., Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Denver, Colo.
The Bowers Museum catalog chose an unusual neckpiece adorned by a chief for a cover shot from her encompassing collection of Naga items.
She has lectured and exhibited on Asian artifacts and American textiles and antiques in Singapore, Malaysia, California, Washington D.C, and New Mexico.
Exhibits include Tangs International in Singapore, Bonhams Auction House in New York and London, Santa Fe Objects of Art Show in San Francisco, California and Santa Fe, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif., Star of Texas Antique Show in Houston, and the Private Artist Show Collection in Pasadena, Calif.
She is an Associate Member of the Authentic Tribal Arts Dealers Association (ATADA).