M A R I E   T H I B E A U L T


940 La Alameda Ave. San Pedro, CA 90731   Mariethibeault.com       marie.thibeault@csulb.edu

Marie Thibeault’s  large-scale oil paintings address the tension of urban landscape and the natural world. The imagery is informed the immediate experience of living near the expansive industrial Port of Los Angeles. While referencing the surrounding landscape with atmospheric color fields, the work contrasts industrial structures with organic forms to suggest the ideas of flux, change and instability in our environment.

Her work has been recently featured in exhibitions such as The Feminine Sublime at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Color Vision, at the Huntington Beach Art Center. Recent solo exhibitions include Illuminations at Von Fraunberg Gallery in Dusseldorf, Neon Babylon, at Elena Shchukina Gallery in London, Engineering at  George Lawson Gallery in  San Francisco, and Broken Symmetries, Torrance Art Museum in  Torrance, CA. She has recently completed a residency at Two Coats of Paint in New York , and twice participated in the  US Thai Exchange Program at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her work has been reviewed in several publications, including Artilery Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, and Art in America.  

Thibeault received her BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from UC Berkeley. She is currently a Professor of Art at California State University Long Beach where she teaches painting and color theory.



2017    Von Fraunberg Gallery, Marie Thibeault, Dusseldorf , Germany

2016    Gallery Elena Shchukina, Neon Babylon, London, England

2015  George Lawson Gallery, Engineering, San Francisco, CA

            Jose Druis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s University, Reference to Geometry,

            Los Angeles, CA                        

2013  George Lawson Gallery, Funtown, Recent Paintings, Los Angeles, CA

2012    Brandstater Gallery, Emanations, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA  

2011    George Lawson Gallery, Recent Paintings, Los Angeles, CA

            PØST, Kamikazi Show, Los Angeles, CA

            George Lawson Gallery, Marie Thibeault, San Francisco, CA

2009    George Lawson Gallery, When Worlds Collide, San Francisco, CA

            Torrance Museum of Art, Broken Symmetries, Torrance, CA

2008    Jancar Gallery, keeping things whole, Los Angeles, CA

2007    Greenleaf Gallery, WAKE, Whittier College, Whittier, CA

2003    Gremillion Fine Art, Houston, TX

2001    Concordia University, Palimpsest, Irvine, CA

2000    Gremillion Fine Art, Climatology, Houston, TX

1999    Art Mecca Gallery, Global Patterns, Chicago, Ill

1998    William Turner Gallery, Resistant Territories, Venice, CA



2018     Pasadena Museum of California Art, Feminine Sublime, a five person show, forthcoming. 

             Pasadena, CA

2017     Launch LA, The Reality of Nature, Los Angeles, CA

             Two Coats of Paint, Residency Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

             Bentley Gallery, Abstraction in the Singular, Phoenix, AR

2016     Santa Rosa College, Abstract Mix, Santa Rosa, CA

             BLAM, The Night, Los Angeles, CA

2015     Sonce Alexander Gallery, Influences & Sensibilities, Los Angeles, CA

2014     Mid-Tokyo Gallery, Draft Punk 2, Yokohama Triennial, Tokyo, Japan

             Sonce Alexander Gallery, Reflection by Relevance, Los Angeles, CA

             Torrance Art Museum, Prep School: Prepper and Survivalist Ideologies and

             Utopian/Dystopian Visions, Torrance, CA

2013     Marin Community Foundation, Millennial Abstractions, Novato, CA             

2012     George Lawson Gallery, Turbulence, Paper, Los Angeles, CA

             Warsaw Gallery, PSST, San Pedro CA

             Glendale City College, Organic /Synthetic, Glendale CA          

             Sanamchandra Gallery, Exchange, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

2011     PØST, Case Study: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA  

             Warsaw Gallery, Works on Paper, San Pedro, CA

2010     Angels Gate Gallery, Mass Emergencies, San Pedro, CA

             Gatov Gallery, California State University, Shock and Awe, Long Beach CA.

2009     Silpakorn University Art Gallery, Elements: Water, Bangkok, Thailand.

             Jancar Gallery, Fourth of July, Los Angeles, CA

             Shasta College Art Gallery, Artists of RFPRFP, Redding CA

2008     Track 16, Some Paintings, The 3rd Annual LA Weekly Biennial Doug Harvey, LA, CA

             Riverside Art Museum, Plein Air Abstraction, curated by Peter Frank, Riverside, CA

2007     Center for Contemporary Art, LA, A Select Survey of Art form Los Angeles             

2006     The Brewery Project, Plex, curated by Noel Korten, Los Angeles, CA             

             High Energy Constructs, Chain Letter, curated by Doug Harvey, Los Angeles, CA             

2005     Jeju Cultural Art Center, Jeju-Wind-Pacific International Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

             Travis Tower Gallery, Color Abstractions, Houston Texas

2004     SCA Project Gallery, inVERSE, LA County Arts Commission, Pamona, CA 

             Jung Dong Art Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA            

             Sacramento State University Art Gallery, Teeming Two, Sacramento, CA

2003     Post Gallery, aKIN, Los Angeles, CA

2001     Cerritos College Art Gallery, Marie Thibeault and Linda Day, Cerritos, CA

2000     Gremillion Fine Art, Inaugural Exhibition, Austin TX

1999     California Polytechnical Institute, Art Gallery, New Los Angeles Abstraction , San

             Louis Obispo, CA

1999     Visual Art Center, Abstract Painting and Sculpture, Bois, ID

             Post Gallery, Good Paintings Make You Want To Paint, Los Angeles, CA

1998     Armory Center For The Arts, Practice and Process: New Painterly Abstraction in

             California, Pasadena, CA, traveled to Richmond Cultural Center, Richmond, CA

             Laguna Museum of Art, Outside Art, Laguna, CA

             Stephen Wertz Gallery, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA



2018      Art and Cake, The Feminine Sublime, Lorraine Heitzman, February 13, Los Angeles

2017      Huffington Post, The Reality of Nature, Shana Nys Dambrot September 9, 2017

              Art and Cake, Forest Bathing at Launch LA, Betty Brown, September 15, 2017

              Arizona Foothills Magazine, Abstraction in the Singular Opens at Bentley Gallery,

             March 15, 2017

2016     Two Coats of Paint, September Resident, essay, Brooklyn New York, August 22, 2016

2015     Squarecylinder , Marie Thibeault @ George Lawson, Review, Julia Couzens 

             October 28, 2015, Northern California

             Two Coats of Paint , Marie Thibeault: Powerful Forces, Sharon Butler, 

             New York, October 27, 2015

2014     Fabrik Magazine  Feature article, October 2014, by Kio Griffith, Los Angeles CA

             Exhibition Catalog Prep School: Prepper and Survivalist Ideologies and

             Utopian/Dystopian Visions, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance , CA

             Exhibition Catalog, Relevance by Reflection, Sonce Alexander Gallery,

             LosAngeles, CA

2013     Los Angeles Times, Marie Thibeault: Paintings of Dazzling Disturbance, Leah Ollman,

             May 17, 2013 Culture Monster             

             Marie Thibeault, Hardcover 136 pg book, published by George Lawson Gallery, LA, CA

             Exhibition Catalog, Decomposition, FOCA Publication, LA CA

2012     Exhibition Catalog, Thai/American Cultural Exchange Exhibition, Sanamachandra

             Gallery, Nakon Pathon, Thailand

2011     San Francisco Chronicle, Marie Thibeault, at George Lawson Gallery, Kenneth Baker,

             April 2, The Gate

             Art LTD Magazine,  Marie Thibeault, Artist Profile, George Melrod, March, 2011

             Artillery Magazine, Marie Thibeault at George Lawson Gallery, Barbara Morris, May

2009     San Francisco Chronicle, “Ill Will Swirls, Thibeault’s Elation Prevails” Kenneth Baker,

             THE Magazine, “Marie Thibeault : Broken Symmetries”,TAM, Jack Chipman, May LA, CA

             Exhibition Catalog, Thai American Exchange , Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

             The Beach Reporter,“When Worlds Collide” Interview, Bondo Wyszpolski LA, CA

             Exhibition Catalog,“Marie Thibeault”  essays by George Lawson andMark Johnson,

             published by Room for Painting, Room for Paper Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             Square Cylinder.com, Stephen Westfall and Marie Thibeault at RFP,RFP,  

             by David Roth, ,June 4, Northern California.

2008     Art in America, “Marie Thibeault at Jancar Gallery”, by Constance Mallison, May,    

             ARTillery Magazine, “Marie Thibeault”, Studio visit, by Jack Chipman, LA, CA

             Exhibition Catalog “Marie Thibeault”, published by Jancar Gallery, LA, CA

             LA Weekly, “Sisters of the Stretched canvas” by Doug Harvey, March 7, pg. 52, LA CA

             Los Angeles Times, “Its Alive with Wit and Diversity” by Christopher Knight, Jan. 25, pg.

             LA Weekly, “Some Paintings” by Doug Harvey, Jan. 11, pg. 30, LA, CA

2007     LA Weekly, “Art Pick”, Peter Frank, February 28, Los Angeles, CA.

             New American Paintings, Issue# 67, juried by Tumelio Mosaka.



2017     Guest Speaker, Women Painters West, Los Angeles, CA

2016     Prism Break, Lecture and panel discussion of color and symbolism, BLAM Gallery,

             Brooklyn, New York

2015     On Abstraction Panel discussion at CSULB. Painters and critics discuss recent seminal

             painting exhibitions in light of Los Angeles based practice.

             Public Lecture: Feminist Ideals, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

             Guest Juror, Cerritos City College, Annual Student Art Show and Awards Ceremony.

2014     Coordinator, Art Social Media Symposium, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

             Guest Juror Los Angeles City College, LA, CA

2013     Organizer Painting practice graduate visiting artist lectures

2012     Moderator, Panel discussion: Painting Now, George Lawson Gallery,

             Los Angeles, CA

2012     Guest Artist Lecture, Silpakorn University, Bankok, Thailand

2011     Panel Discussion Organizer: Contemporary Abstraction, UAM, Long Beach, CA.

2010     Guest Artist and Lecturer, Graduate Program, University of California, Davis, CA

2009     Guest Lecturer, Graduate Program, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2004     Panel Discussion CAA Conference Balancing Artistic Practice with Parenting

2003     Public Lecture, in conjunction with Climatology, at Gremillion Fine Art, Houston, TX

2000     Public Lecture, Patterns of Change, Women’s research Coloquium, CUSLB

1993     Public Lecture, The Sublime in American Landscape, Los Angeles Harbor Art Gallery,

             Torrance, CA

1992     Roundtable Discussion, public presentation and dialog with artists and curators in 

             conjunction with Energy: Interaction of The Contrast, L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA



2016     Resident Two Coats of Paint Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2015     Guest Artist Atelier 6000 Studios, Bend, Oregon

2012     Guest Artist Exchange Program, Silpakorn University, Bankok, Thailand

2009     Guest Artist Exchange Program, Silpakorn University, Bankok, Thailand



1989 to present, California State University Long Beach, Professor of Art

Painting Program Chair, Specialized classes in Graduate Painting, Advanced Color Theory, Abstract Painting, BFA Painting, undergraduate advisement and career coaching.

1986-1989 Humboldt State University, Visiting Professor.

1985-1986 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1983-1985New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Visiting Professor



University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Master of Fine Art in Painting

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Master of Art in Painting 

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting



2015   Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant , California State University, Long Beach, CA

2013   Beverly G. Alpay Award, Palos Verdes Art Center, PV, CA

2014   Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2012   Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA 

2011   Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA 

2010   Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA 

2008   Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA