About the artist
I am a printmaker. I am inspired by the process oriented nature of making a print. Etching, lithography and woodcuts each compete to be my favorite medium. Woodcuts usually win. I like making woodcut prints and the feeling of being part of the long and varied history of the medium. There is an excitement and challenge to cutting away just the right amount in the right place.
I am inspired by the abstract for my images. I am working now with geometric shapes. Abstract images can inspire many reactions and I like to hear what people see in my images and how it compares with what may have been going through my mind as I was creating the piece. I also like to draw the faces of no one in particular but of human experience.
I was born in Smithtown, NY and live in the New York metropolitan area.
I didn't formally study art but it has become a passion for me since I discovered the Art Students League of New York. .
Awarded Leatherstocking Credit Union Prize, Regional Art Show, Cooperstown Art Association, May 2017
Awarded the Kuniyoshi Award for Printmaking in 2015.
"Red Dot" (Best in Show) Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, May 2014
Recent Group Shows:
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC, Aprl 2017
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC, April 2015
Julio Valdez Studio, NYC, January 2015
Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2015
Footprint International, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, June 2014
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC, May 2014
The Art Students League of New York, 1999-present
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, M. Div 2003
Stony Brook University, BA Political Science, 1983