Marilyn Parkinson Thrall
P.O. Box 138
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-4861


Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT,
1967-68, 1971-73, Associate in Liberal Arts

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI,
1973-75, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI,
1975-77, graduate work

Terra Cotta Workshop with Steffi Friedman,
Landgrove, VT, 1993, 1994

Public Commissions:

“Lucille Micacci Memorial Sculpture” commissioned by the Tony Micacci Family.
Life-Size Bronze. Deming Park, Berlin CT 2016

“Sandy Hook Memorial Sculpture” commissioned by Connecticut Education Association.
Life-Size Bronze. Temporary location – CEA Headquarters, Hartford, CT 2014

“Generations” commissioned by Jerry and Judy Selzer.
Bronze. Beth Israel Temple, West Hartford, CT 2008

“Carolyn Brown Nursing Memorial”
Bronze portrait commissioned for the Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio 2005

“Women’s Auxiliary Memorial” commissioned for the Hospital for Special Care.
Terra Cotta. Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT 2004

“Jesse Provenzano Memorial Sculpture” commissioned by St. James Episcopal Church.
Terra Cotta. West Hartford, CT 2003

“Every Child is an Artist” sculpture commissioned by Canton Creative Arts Council.
Life-Size Bronze. Canton Public Library, Canton, CT 2003

“Amy Toyen, September 11 Memorial Sculpture”
Life-Size bronze sculpture commissioned by the Town of Avon, CT to commemorate losses of Sept.11, 2001 attacks.
Avon Free Public Library , Avon, CT 7/2002

“The Spirit of Love, Loyalty and Learning”
Life-Size Bronze sculpture commissioned by the St. Francis Alumni Association, School of Nursing – St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT 2000

“Sharing a Book” commissioned by Jerry and Betty Geci.
Terra Cotta. Canton Public Library, Canton CT 1999

Bronze Life-Size sculpture for Canton Elementary School Courtyard, Canton CT 1999

“Joseph Soifer”
Bronze portrait bust commissioned by Staff Union of CT, AFL-CIO, Rocky Hill CT 1994.

Honors and Awards:

New Boston Individual Artist Fellowship
Greater Hartford Arts Council, Hartford, CT 2006

Designed and Created “Champion of Children” Award for Village for Families & Children, Hartford, CT 2002

New Britain Museum of American Art, 41st Member Show, Sculpture Prize, New Britain, CT 2010

New Britain Museum of American Art, 37th Member Show, Second Prize, New Britain, CT 2006

West Hartford Art League, Annual Juried Show Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford, CT. Harry Amini Sculpture Award 2001

Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. 73 Annual Exhibit, John Ely Slade House, New Haven, CT
Second Prize 2002

Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Show, Canton Artists’ Guild Gallery on the Green, Canton CT
First Prize 2002

Connecticut Women Artists, Inc., 67th Annual Exhibit, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Jan Riviere Sculpture Award, 1997

Leadership Greater Hartford Task Force, Outdoor Public Sculpture Competition, Hartford, CT 1996

Artist-in-Residency Mini-Grant, Plainville School System, Plainville, CT, 1995

Connecticut Women Artists, Inc., 64th Annual Exhibit, John Ely Slade House, New Haven, CT
Jan Riviere Sculpture Award, 1993

Connecticut Women Artists, Inc., 63rd Annual Exhibit, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Art Framing Award, 1992

Artist-in-Residency Grant from Connecticut Commission on the Arts and Canton Creative Arts Council, Canton Public Schools, 1988

UCONN Health Center Art Exhibition, Farmington CT
Second Place Sculpture Award, 1985

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Design chosen as Official School Seal

Museum Collections:

“Marcus Garvey” Portrait Bust
Museum of African American History
Boston, MA 2013

Solo Exhibits:

“ArtWalk”, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT
scheduled for 2018

“Joy of Art” Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT

Naugatuck Community Technical College
One Person Exhibition, Waterbury CT 2000

Canton Gallery on the Green, “Of Human Nature”
One Person Exhibition, Canton CT 1995

Group Exhibitions:

Joy of Art Program – Two Person Exhibition
Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT 2004

Society Of Connecticut Sculptors, Member Show
Nature Center, Westport, CT 1998

Artworks Gallery, CT Women Artists, Board Show
Hartford, CT 1995

Arts Exclusive Gallery, Open House featuring
work by Marilyn Parkinson Thrall, Simsbury, CT
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Arts Exclusive Gallery, New Work by Marilyn
Parkinson Thrall and Robert Longley, Simsbury, CT

Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College,
CT Women Artists, Member Show, Manchester, CT

II Designing Women Gallery, Collinsville, CT

Greene Gallery, Guilford, CT 1991-94

ATRIA Architects/Gallery, Hartford, CT 1985-88

Teaching Experience:

Teaching Sculpture in Studio
Canton, CT, Present

Artist Workshop
East Hartford High School
East Hartford, CT 1997, 1998

Artist in Residence
Haddam Elementary School
Haddam, CT 1996

Artist in Residence
Canton High School
Canton, CT 1996, 1997

Artist in Residence
Killingworth Elementary School
Killingworth, CT 1995

Artist in Residence
Plainville High School
Plainville, CT !995

Artist in Residence Workshop
Rennbrook School
West Hartford, CT 1989

Artist in Residence
Canton Elementary Schools
Canton, CT 1988