Marilyn Szabo



Publications and Speaking

2017     “At Work in Arizona”, AZ Capitol Museum, collection and book.

2016     Portraits: Life/Death, monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, one person show.

Arizona History Convention, Yuma, “The Making of a Book, “At Work in Arizona-The First             Hundred Years” Speaker, Slide and Lecture

2015     PBS Horizons, The Making of “At Work in Arizona” collection and book

            Phoenix Ignite, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, The Making of “At Work in Arizona”

            Java Magazine, Jan issue, Marilyn Szabo’s Photographic Alliance, by Jenna Duncan. pp 13 -15.

2014     At Work in Arizona, curated by Marilyn Szabo, written by Dr. Stuart Rosebrook, Alliance Bank of            Arizona, 2014,  168p., ISBN 978-0-692030194-4.

2013     An Uncomfortable Look, Standard Times, New Bedford, June 21.

Desert Valley Star & American Free Journal, April 1 -7, 2010, page 10, “Artist in Focus Marilyn Szabo”

Alligator Juniper, Prescott College, Summer 2010 – National Photography Winner

Sun Magazine, “Mermaid” page: content, December 2009, Issue 408.

Sun Magazine, “Dreams of Grandeur” page 42 Piano Lesson, July 2009, Issue 403.

Photographers of The West, Snell and Wilmer Photography Collection, 2008.

Black and White Magazine, Editor’s Choice, Issue 39, pp. 110-113, 2004

Phoenix Public Library, Artist talk. 2008

Focus Magazine, 2006

Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art, ISBN 1-931010-34-X, 332 pp.          images of Chicano artists.

Libido, Erotica 97 Contest, Chicago, IL

Unique Photo, New Jersey, Third place, 1997

Alligator Juniper, Prescott College, Spring 1999 – Third Place

Alligator Juniper, Prescott College, Fall 1996

Moving Bodies, Sun/Gemini Press, Tucson, 1992

Zone Magazine, 1991

Contemporary Forum Newsletter, “Artists Among Us”, 1990

The Signal Network International, Vol.III, Issue I, 1989

“Portraits on Film”, Southwest Profile, Phoenix, 1986

America West Airlines Magazine, 1986

New Times Weekly


Woman Image Now, 1985

Phoenix Exposure, 1985


Grants, Commissions, Awards, and Collections

2015      At Work in Arizona Collection, Arizona’s economic history in black and white photography

2014      UPS Corporate Art Collection, “X’s and O’s: Dream Time”

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, “Water”, “Indigo Afternoon”, honorable mention

2013     Professional Development Grant, City of Phoenix

2014     “At Work in Arizona”, Centennial exhibit through Alliance Bank of Arizona, Cityscape Building, created by Marilyn Szabo

“At Work in Arizona”, Centennial exhibit through Alliance Bank of Arizona, Phoenix City Hall Aug 2012

2011     West Valley National Bank Collection, Avondale, AZ

Alligator Juniper, Prescott College, National Winner Photography

2010     City of Goodyear, photography grant, Images of Goodyear for City Hall.

Channing Dungey, VP ABC, Private collection, The Mermaid

            National Photography Winner, Alligator Juniper Magazine, Prescott, AZ  Summer 2010

Scottsdale Public Art Collection, Scottsdale, AZ February 2010. Portraits of Fausto Fernandez

2009     Private Collection, Joel Starkman, Adrienne Grant

2008     SRP Permanent Collection Gallery, Light/Dark, Mesa Art Center

American Agritech, Tempe, AZ, Corporate Collection, The Concorde

2006     City of Phoenix, printing with Armstrong/Prior, artists grant

2005     McKenna Automotive Services Corporate Collection, Norwalk, CA

Private Collections

2004     Alliance Bank of Arizona Corporate Collection

Victoria Boyce Galleries, One person show “Pacifica”

Snell and Wilmer Collection, “Fields of Joiney”, Phoenix, AZ, purchases

2003     Alliance Bank of Arizona Corporate Collection

2002     Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, “Stare: Photographic Survey”, purchase award

2001     Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, “This American Lawn” Purchase Award

2003     Alliance Bank of Arizona, “At Work in Arizona”, Commission, Portraits and places depicting the economic and commercial history of Arizona old and new. 150 images

2000     Burton Barr Library, City of Phoenix, portraits

1999     Artist Commission. $5000.00, Phoenix Arts Com, Artist Project Award, portraits of iconic Chicano artists

1998     Private Purchases

1997     Private Purchases

1996     Private Purchases

Arizona State University

Phoenix Art Museum

1995     New York University Photo Center Gallery, New York

1994     Purchase, Printemps de la Photo a Cahors, Cahors, France

1993     Grant, City of Tempe, Peterson House documentary, Tempe, AZ

Focal Point Gallery, 321 City Island Ave, City Island, New York

1992     The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

1991     Buckham Fine Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Snell and Wilmer Collection Purchases, “Maria Callas Series”, Phoenix, AZ

1990     Private Purchases

1989     Phoenix College Collection Purchase

1988     Artist Commission $5000.00, Phoenix Arts Commission, Artist Project Award, portraits of the builders of Terminal Four, Sky Harbor Airport

Phoenix Art Museum, Artist material Grant $1000.00

1987     Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, N. Carolina, Honorable Mention

1986     Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, N. Carolina, Third Prize, 1986

La Phoeniquera, Mars Gallery, First Prize

1986     Northlight Gallery, ASU Purchase Award, one person show


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016     Life&Death: Portraits, Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

At Work in Arizona, AZ Heritage Center, Tempe, AZ

2015     Tilt Gallery, New Work, Scottsdale, AZ   photographs large format and digital

2013     Uncomfortable Places, Crowell Fine Art, New Bedford, MA

2010     A. E. England Gallery, “Ligature”, Phoenix, AZ

Bard Hall Gallery, New Work, San Diego, CA

Joshua Tree Art Gallery, selected images, Joshua Tree, CA

2009     Daughters of the Frozen North Gallery, Ligature, Phoenix

2008     Tempe Arts Center, Biennial Tempe, AZ

Palos Verde Art Center, 2008 Juried All Media Exhibit

2007     Paulina Miller Gallery, Photographs, Phoenix

Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Biennial, Tucson

Braggs Pie Building Gallery, Maria Callas, Phoenix, AZ

Latent Image, Contemporary Photography in Arizona, Mesa Arts Center

Pravus Gallery, Prurient, two person show

2005     Covenant Transport, Victoria Boyce Gallery

2004     Salt, Eastside Art Gallery, Apache Junction, AZ

2003     “Maria Callas by Szabo”, Victoria Boyce Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ

New Work, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix

2002     New Work, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix

2001     Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Stare: Photographic Survey, juror Trudy Stack Wilmer

“The Artlink Juried 2000”, US Court House Atrium, Phoenix, AZ Juror’s Award

“The Judgment of Phoenix”, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, new work

1999     “Maria Callas”, Norman’s Arizona Gallery

1998     “Arizona Landscapes”, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, black and white landscapes

Maria Callas”, Gammage, ASU, Tempe, AZ

1997     “Maria Callas”, Kerr Cultural Center, ASU, Scottsdale, AZ

1996     “Questo non e l’inferno, ma sa qui puoi vederlo”, Black and white portraits, Undici    Gallery, Mesa

1995     La Phoeniquera, Mars Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

1994     Galerie du Jour, Paris, France

1993     Light Work, Syracuse, New York

1992     “End of Paradise/Adam’s Apple”, Mars Gallery

1990     “Maria Callas”, Mars Gallery

“Uncomfortable Places”, Mars Gallery

Arizona State University, Hayden Library, Tempe

1991     New Mexico Repertory Theater Gallery, Santa Fe, N. Mexico

1989     “Western Eye”, Phoenix College, Phoenix

University of Arizona, Memorial Union Art Gallery

“Duende”, AP Tell Gallery, Grand Canyon College, Phoenix, AZ

1986     “Color”, Phoenix, Little Theatre, Phoenix

“New Camerawork 86”, Phoenix Public Library

1885     “Photographs/Drawings 85,” Improvisation Gallery, LA, CA

1977     “Szabo: Photographs,” Chester City Art Gallery, Westchester, PA


Group Exhibitions

2016     Edward Hopper House Gallery, Nyack, NY, Curator Michelle Donnelly

            Mod-AZ, Chartreus Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

            CameraUSA National Photography, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FLA, curator Britt Salvensen

            WeAmericans, Station Independent Projects, New York

            9Gallery , Focused, Photography, Phoenix

            Gallery136, A Mystery and a Dream, Juror: Beverly Rayner

2015     Shade Gallery, Feminism Today, curated by Nicole Royce, Phoenix

Frontal Lobe Gallery, Equal Parts, Phoenix

H2O, The Lodge Art Gallery

2014     Kierman Gallery, Fact and Fantasy, Lexington, VA

Home, Braggs Pie Gallery

2013     Herberger Center Gallery, Memory Play, Phoenix

Dream On, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa

2012     Artspace Gallery, STILL Here, Curated by Michael Pierce,  Richmond, VA

Herberger Center Gallery, 100 Years

Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Gilbert

             Perfect Exposure Top 100, Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Home, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, New York

2011       Arizona Valentine, Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, AZ

2008     Biennial 2008, Tempe Art Center, Tempe, AZ, X’s and O’s : Dreamtime

2007     Tucson Biennial ‘07, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

2005     Tucson Biennial ‘05, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

2001     Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, “This American Lawn”, AZ Commission on the Arts Traveling

“The Artlink Juried 2000”, US Court House Atrium, Phoenix, AZJuror’s Award

Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Stare: Photographic Survey, juror Trudy Stack Wilmer

1999     Shemer Art Center & Museum, Shutter To Think, AZ Commission on the Arts Traveling Show

2000     Central Library Gallery, Black and White Portraits, Phoenix, AZ

Circle Elephant Art Gallery, Light, shadow, and Memory, Los Angeles, CA

1999     Shemer Art Center &Museum, Shutter To Think, Phoenix

1998     Fuller Lodge Art Center, Through a Looking Glass, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Baseball, City of Phoenix, SkyHarbor Airport, Terminal 4., Phoenix, AZ

1997     La Phoeniquera, Mars Gallery, Phoenix

1991     Buckham Fine Arts, Detroit, Michigan, “Uncomfortable Places”

“The Devine Line”, Yavapai College, Prescott, 1992

Tempe Public Library, Tempe, 1991

Kirkpatrick Center, Oklahoma City, Yuma, AZ

“25th Southwestern Invitational,” Yuma Fine Arts Center, Yuma

1988     Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 1988

Ward Nasse Gallery, New York, NY, 1988

1987     “18th Fine Arts Exhibit”, Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, NC

“Heatwave”, AP Tell Gallery

1986     “People: By Four Photographers,” Arizona Commission on the Arts Traveling Exhibit

Juried Exhibition, Valley National Bank, Phoenix

Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York,

“17th Fine Arts Exhibit”, Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, NC

Oblique Gallery, Tempe, AZ

“17th National Juried Exhibition,” Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro

“13 for Dinner,” Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, AZ

“20th Southwestern Invitational,” Yuma Fine Arts Center

“First Annual Juried Exhibition,” Dinnerware Gallery

“86 Body/Subject,” Museum of the Rockies, Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT

“Southwest Photography Exhibition,” Northlight Gallery, ASU, Tempe

“Erotic 86”, Northwest Artist Workshop, Portland, OR

1985     “Emotion in Motion”, Oblique Gallery

“Photographics,” Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ

Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale

“Southwestern Invitational,” Yuma Fine Arts Center

Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ

“9th Annual Women Image Now Show,” Harry Wood Gallery

1984     “2nd Annual State Capitol Show, Phoenix Artists Coalition

“Members Show,” LA Center for Photographic Studies, LA, CA

“Women Fine Art Photographers,” Eight Street Gallery, LA

1982     “The 82 Photo Exhibition,” Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix

Rogue Gallery, Medford, OR,

1981      “Exposure Time IV, Exhibition, James Mason Univ., Harrisonburg, VA

1979     “Women in the Southwest, Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, NM

“Exhibition,” Meridan gallery, Albuquerque

“Self-Portraits by Women,” Traveling Exhibition, Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York

Picture Paper, 1984

In/Sights: Self-Portraits by Women, edited by Joyce Tenneson Cohen, David Godine, Boston, MA, 1979





Bachelors of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Advanced commercial printing courses, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1982 -1983

Photographic History Seminars/Studio Photo, Beaumont Newhall, University of New Mexico, 1979, 1980

Navajo Conversation, Phoenix College, 2002