Born in New York City to art professionals, I began training in my teen years with the Martha Graham Dance Studio. Following a course of study at the Juilliard School, a company membership with The American Mime Theater provided the opportunity for me to teach American Mime at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
With early experience in the dramatic arts as a guide, I designed sets and costumes for the ballet Yequana for The Nederlands Dans Theater, Den Haag.
Out of a diverse background, a lifelong devotion to the genres of collage and assemblage began to take shape with parallel careers in commercial illustration and the fine arts. With an invitation from Milton Glaser to conduct classes in Collage for Illustration, my teaching career at the School of Visual Arts was launched.
International fine art venues have been concurrent with commercial application. The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico, are among the institutions where my art has been on view. At home in New York, Pavel Zoubok and the South Street Seaport Museum have hosted two of my one-person exhibitions. Publication credits include editions of my collage for Warner Books and Book of the Month Club.
I have also lectured to many organizations on Collage: Past & Present
illustrated by a Power Point presentation. The American Cultural Centers have commissioned these lectures in France, India, Brazil and Mexico. I was honored to receive a CEDADESU Mexican/American Cultural Specialists Grant from the US State Dept. to present my lecture on Collage, Assemblage and the Environment and to conduct 10 workshops to train educators to teach recycling through the art of collage.
Today as previously, world travel is a great inspiration. My itinerary includes numerous locations in Europe, China, Tibet, India, Africa, Cambodia, Brazil, and Central America. Locally, I live and work in my studio at Westbeth in Greenwich Village and a country retreat in Woodland Valley, New York.
I would like to have a gallery exhibit of these collections, preferably in the NYC area.
Juilliard School, New York, 1960
Instituto de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, 1968
Lecture/Slideshow/Workshop: COLLAGE: PAST & PRESENT
My lecture/slideshow on the theme of collage and assemblage includes art from 12th century Japan to contemporary photo illustration. You will see how artists recycled everyday items into artwork using such materials as money, spare tires, and even one’s own blood.
I also conduct workshops where students learn basic collage.
Please contact me for further details and availability.
2017 Westbeth Home of the Arts, New York
2015 The National Arts Club, New York
2014 The Skyros Center; Skyros, Greece
2009 - 2016 Biblioteca Publica; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2009 LightWings Productions; Huguenot, New York
2008 Two Day Workshop; San Luis Obispo, California
2007- 2004 The School of Visual Arts; New York
2005 Westbeth Artist's Housing; New York
2004 Cuesta Collage; San Luis Obispo, California
2002 New York University; New York
2002 YogaPlus; Crete, Greece (Workshops "Trashart" Collage & Found objects)
2002 Teacher's College; Paterson Public Schools, Paterson, New Jersey
2001 The Child's Museum; Mexico City
2001 CEDADESU; Mexico City, Mexican/American Cultural Specialists
Grant /US State Dept.
2000 Marywood College; Scranton, Pennsylvania
1999 Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York
1998 The Learning Annex; New York
1998 Parsons School of Design; New York
2016 INTERSECCION GALERIA DE ARTE CONTEMPAREO
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, "Homenaje"
2016 THE SELIGMAN CENTER, Sugar Loaf, NY, "Identity & Anonymity" 2015 BRAITHWAITE FINE ARTS, Cedar City, UT. "ABC Show"
2015 INTERSECCION GALERIA DE ARTE CONTEMPAREO,
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, "Parroquian Dreams"
2014-2010 VISUAL AIDS, New York, NY, "Postcards from the Edge"
2014 ISLIP ART MUSEUM, Islip, NY, "Mash Up"
2013 SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM, Washington, DC, "Portraits of the TIMES"
2012 GALERIA ATELIER, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2011 MORGAN LEHMAN, Lakeville, CT, "Transformations"
2011- 1990 SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, NY, NY,
"New York Unearthed", Installation depicting the history of NYC commissioned by Milton Glaser
2010 ELLIS ISLAND MUSEUM, NY, "Bicentennial"
2009 PONCE MUSEUM OF ART, Ponce, Puerto Rico
2008 AMY SIMON, Westport, CT, "Mix Masters"
2006 PIKE MODERN, Milford, PA
2004 KLEINHART ARTS CENTER, Woodstock, NY
2003 TOKYO BAY LALAPORT, Tokyo, Japan, "Spring Festival/Autumn Fair"
2002 MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION, New York, NY, "Hot!"
2001 PAVEL ZOUBOK, New York, NY, "Rupture & Revision"
2001 CEDADESU Mexican/American Cultural Specialists Grant
1999 PAVEL ZOUBOK, New York, NY "Collage/Construction"
1998 PAVEL ZOUBOK, NEW YORK, NY, "And I Quote..."
1997 VISUAL ARTS MUSEUM, New York, NY, "Possessions 2"
1996 FOUTS & FOWLER GALLERY, London, England
1996 JON GALLERY, Canterbury, England
1996 CENTRE CULTURAL GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris, "Cafe & Bistro"
1996 GALERIA INVESTIARTE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1995 QUEENS MUSEUM, Queens, NY, "Sons and Others"
1995 MUSEUM OF YORK COUNTY, York County, SC, "Historical Look"
1995 MUSEO RUFINO TAMAYO, DF, Mexico, "Box Art"