Jeff Marley is a painter from Cherokee, NC. Jeff works in an expressive style that has been termed by some as post-expressionism. His works is expressive and bold, utilizing vibrant colors and expressive marks. Jeff commented on his work, “I find painting and drawing to be intertwined; marking making being the element that binds them.”
Jeff was born in Jackson County and grew up on the Qualla Indian Boundary and is an enrolled member of the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians. He received his Bachelors of Fine Art from Western Carolina University in 2005. While attending WCU, Jeff worked with the Fine Art Museum’s internship program. Jeff has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions and shows since 1995.
His work has been featured in several publications including the Swain County Genealogical Society’s “Bone Rattler”. He is a founding member of the Appalachian 7 and an active member of the arts community. Jeff’s work can be seen at the Fine Art Museum and Cherokee Studies, both at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, and at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City, NC.
Tribal Affiliation: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Jeff Marley’s Art Gallery
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