Marilyn Stablein travelled to India in 1965 & lived there & in Nepal until 1972; during this time she studied Tibetan Buddhism & the Tibetan language & Indian culture & history.
She now lives in Albuquerque where she runs a bookshop with her partner & writes prose & poetry & makes art.
Marilyn Stablein has exhibited her collage journals, assemblages and artist books internationally. Recently assemblages have been exhibited at the Albuquerque Museum, the Harwood Museum in Taos for the Originals 2007 show, and in a traveling show, "Shelter" at the Pyramid Arts Center, the Rhode Island School of Design and four other national venues. This year (2011) her artist books and assemblages have been exhibited in New Mexico, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, and California.
Her artist books are in the collections of the University of Colorado at Boulder; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Washington State Library; Amherst College, and Special Collections, Book Arts, at the University of Washington. A small catalog was published in conjunction with her recent 2007 solo show of collage journals and assemblages: Microcosm at The Outpost Artspace, in Albuquerque.
Marilyn is also author of the award-winning: The Census Taker: Tales of a Traveler in India and Nepal (Black Heron Press), the memoir Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Himalayan Memoir, a collection of personal essays Climate of Extremes: Landscape and Imagaination (Black Heron Press), an ongoing dream sequence Night Travels to Tibet, (Shivastan Publishers), and other works.
Sleeping in Caves