Marjorie Welish ( WELL-ish; born June 2, 1944) is an American poet, artist, and art critic.
Welish is a graduate of Columbia University and standard her M.F.A. degree from Vermont College and Norwich University. She next studied at the Art Students League of New York.
She lives in New York City and teaches art and instructor criticism and art chronicles at Pratt Institute; she has in addition to frequently taught poetry at Brown University. Welish was the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University in 2005.
Welish's The Annotated 'Here' and Selected Poems was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her writing upon art has appeared in Art in America, Art International, Art News, BOMB (magazine), Partisan Review, and Salmagundi. A accretion of her art criticism came out in 1999 entitled, Signifying Art: Essays upon Art after 1960.
In April 2001, a conference at the University of Pennsylvania was held to compile Of the Diagram: The Work of Marjorie Welish (Cambridge University Press), a retrospective deposit of papers and presentations given upon her work, as well as a selection of Welish's writing and painting.
She has established grants and fellowships from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, the Djerassi Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Fifth Floor Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the International Studio Program, the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
Welish serves on the board of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP).
Welish's poems have been anthologized in: