My approach to art is generated by the exploration of space and form. I have worked in many different media including painting, sculpture, assemblage, collage and photography. In the past two years, I have created origami compositions using images that I created over a number of years.
Art for me is a process of self-discovery, the discovery of universal patterns and motifs. I wish to embody these patterns into all my work. What’s important is the “spiritual” dimension of art, free from all association and reference.
My work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in New York and the Northeast, including Castelli and O.K. Harris Galleries and are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art. In addition, my artwork is in many private collections including those of Roy Neuberger, Phillip Johnson and I. M. Pei. his most recent New York City solo exhibition was at O.K. Harris Gallery.
I was born and lived in New York City for 40 years. As a child, I was exposed to all the cultural opportunities in the city. We lived within walking distance of all the major museums, and I was a frequent visitor to all, especially the Museum of Modern Art.
As a child, I went to Saturday art classes at a local art school where I learned the rudiments of oil painting.
I have been making art since childhood, starting with drawing and collage. I have a degree in Architecture from Columbia University where I received a design prize. I worked for architects and planners for many years while I was working at my art.
My artwork has included work in many media including collage, assemblage, sculpture, painting and photography.
My work has been in numerous exhibitions including the Whitney, Neuberger and Katonah Museums as well as in galleries throughout the country.
My work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art. In addition, it is in many private collections including those of Roy Neuberger, Phillip Johnson and I. M. Pei. My most recent New York City solo exhibition was at O.K. Harris Gallery.
I am the founder and executive director of the Blue Door Art Center, located in Yonkers, New York. We started the art center in 2001 and as director, I was responsible for the installation of sculpture, on loan, throughout the city.
My wife and I have lived in Yonkers for the past 32 years and have been seriously involved in the art community here. I received two awards from ArtsWestchester and am the co-author of two books about Yonkers, published by Arcadia Press. My favorite is Yonkers Then and Now.
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