As a professional artist, I work in many genres. They include the artist book, painting, drawing, collage, installation, photography, film, storytelling, writing and constructed paintings and sculpture. I attended the Art Students League and the High School of Music and Art, and earned a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and an MFA from Columbia University. I have also received post-graduate fellowships, most notably the Japan Foundation Creative Artist Grant and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. I am proficient in most visual media and my projects have led me to include non-fiction and fiction writing.
Besides continuing my own explorations and projects, I have been teaching and designing courses for older adults since 2007. Previously, my teaching experience was at the university level. I find working with adults at libraries and senior centers to be gratifying, creative and enjoyable. My students have fun and leave with new skills, new friends and work they can be proud of.
Currently, I am employing painting, collage, the artist book, constructions, photographs, sound, storytelling and digital media in my work. An installation, Then and Now: JAPAN – Tradition and Change, will use all the tools I have mentioned above. I like dipping into various mediums to expand upon the ways I express my ideas and to make my work clearer and more interesting.
Please see my website at www.NewPainters.com/Abrams.