Merle Temkin is a New York City based painter. Currently, three of her paintings, "Trees," are a permanent exhibition in David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC, and her sculpture, "She," is in Park Haglil, Israel, commissioned by the municipality of Karmiel. In 2017, her work was acquired and exhibited at the David Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie IN, and at the Racine Art Museum, WI which also acquired 34 of her works on paper. She is a two-time recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and she received a Richard Florsheim Art Fund Museum Award for the purchase of her work by the Museum of Art & Design, NYC. Temkin's work is also held in the permanent collections of: Jersey City Art Museum, NJ; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem among others. Past solo exhibitions include at: Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL; Art Resources Transfer, Inc, New York NY; Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; P.S. 1, New York NY; and a solo commission at the National Building Museum, Washington D.C. Her work has been included in numerous national exhibitions, and internationally at: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany; International Contemporary Art Meeting, Tel Hai College, Israel; Hana Gallery, Seoul, Korea; and elsewhere. Her paintings have been the subject of two monographs, "Merle Temkin Portfolio Collection," published by Telos Art, England, and "Extreme Scrutiny," Surface Design Magazine. She has received two individual reviews in The New York Times, a full-page review in the Chicago Sun-Times, and her work has been featured in ARTFORUM, Art News, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and Sculpture Magazine. Temkin holds an MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA in painting from the Art Institute of Chicago.