Marcy Juran is a native of Connecticut, who works in photography, encaustic and handmade and sculptural paper from her studio in Westport. Her recent explorations have been melding her photographic images with the ancient medium of encaustic (a combination of beeswax and resin), creating painterly work with luminosity and depth that is archival and organic. As a longtime resident of coastal Connecticut, she is drawn to imagery involving water, and often says that she has “saltwater in her veins”.
She holds a degree from Brown University, with a concentration in Studio Art (printmaking, drawing and painting), with additional work in design at the Rhode Island School of Design, followed by graduate study in design and photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her design studies led to an award-winning and successful career as a graphic designer in Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut, where she has worked with a wide range of corporate and non-profit clients for many years.
Marcy returned to her roots in fine art with a renewed interest in photography, which studying at the Maine Media Workshops under Eddie Soloway and Arthur Myerson, as well as in workshops with John Paul Caponigro, Seth Resnick,and at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She is an exhibiting member of the Rowayton Arts Center, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and the New Canaan Society for the Arts, and has also held several solo shows. Her photography and mixed media work have been selected for many juried shows in the region, including the annual shows of the Art Society of Old Greenwich and the New Haven Paint & Clay Club. She has won numerous awards for her photography and mixed media work.