Marjolyn van der Hart

Let the Past inspire your Present by looking at images that empower you in a time of social change and shift.



What triggers memory? A song, a phrase, a familiar face; these are the things that I use in order for the viewer to be part of the work. Working with layers of collage and paint, I obscure,
highlight and bring forth a moment from the past. Yet each piece is a vision of present through the lens of the past.
These collage stories are presenting the show Face Front; Empowerment and Social Change. Each small piece is powerful in their reflection of confronting the ability to fight and be empowered. Taking this power means walking together in a union of spirit, marching, taking care of home, being lifted by others; all images that bring the idea of changing our culture by using images from the past.



I grew up in...

Toronto, Canada


My favorite book is...

Becoming by Michelle Obama


The last show I binge watched was...

The Crown


My favorite gift I ever received was...

My grandmother's jewelry


My favorite meal is...

Bacon sandwich on Sunday Mornings



Marjolyn studied painting at Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City and received a BFA from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She also holds a BA with honours degree in Mass Communications from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Currently Marjolyn works from her studio in East Toronto and travels through the US exhibiting in top art fairs across the country. She has won several Awards and Grants from Ontario Arts Council and is represented by several galleries in Toronto and is in several corporate collections in North America.

Marjolyn van der Hart





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