ABOUT – Marilyn Bean


 marilyn bean contemporary abstract artist kalamazoo michigan


Marilyn Bean (b. 1989) is a contemporary abstract painter. She primarily works with acrylics on canvas.

Marilyn’s work explores concepts of the self. She's interested in presence, balance, performance, tension, fragmentation, and the relationship between fluidity and containment.


Marilyn holds a double Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Gender Studies. She studied metalsmithing at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and is a self-taught painter.


For all inquiries please email hello@marilynbean.com or fill out the contact form below.





Converging Identities | Fluidity Containment, Factory Coffee, Kalamazoo, MI

Holiday Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI