Posts Tagged ‘pratt institute’

Artist of the moment…….Jay Rosenblum

 

 

 

Jay Rosenblum was an American Abstract painter. Jay Rosenblum was born in New York City in the year 1933.

Rosenblum attended the Pratt Institute for two years before finishing college and earning a B.A. from Bard College located in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The artist taught in New York City at the School of Visual Arts.

Jay Rosenblum was killed in 1989. He was riding a bicycle and was hit by a bus. The artist was 55 years of age.

The artist worked in acrylics, oils, and was also a print maker.

In addition to painting Rosenblum enjoyed playing the violin.

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Artist of the moment……Audrey Kawasaki

 

 

Audrey Kawasaki is an American street artist renown for her work with the female face and figure. Kawasaki attended the Pratt Institute located in New York City.

In this great clip we view Audrey Kawasaki at work on a piece:

Price range information: Sorry none available for originals. From time to time archival prints can be found for around $100.

Below a wonderful montage of works by Kawasaki:

The artist is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Below a link to the website of Kawasaki:

http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/

I really enjoy the artist’s style of painting the female face and figure on wood. Her backgrounds are very abstract since she paints on wood and lets this pattern be seen. The artist reminds me of Swoon although Kawasaki’s character’s being overtly more sexual.

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Artist of the moment…….Jason Stopa

 

Jason Stopa is an American artist who works in a style that fuses Pop and Abstract styles of painting. Jason Stopa was born in the year 1983.

Stopa earned a B.F.A. from Indiana University. He went on to earn a M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute.

In many works the artist is trying to recreate a childhood feeling or imagery. One series the artist completed dealt with visual patterns of old school video games.

The artist is based out of New York City.

In this clip we catch up with the great James Kalm to view an exhibition of works by Jason Stopa:

The artist has also curated some exhibitions.

Below a link to the website of Jason Stopa:

https://jasonstopa.wordpress.com/

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What I enjoy most about Stopa’s work is that you can see by the results he has fun when he creates art! Which is one of the main reasons for making art.

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Artists of the moment………..Hadieh Shafie

 

 

Hadieh Shafie is an Iranian artist renown her mixed media works that involve small circles of Farsi text and are rolled and put together to form some incredible works of art.

Hadieh Shafie was born in Tehran, Iran in the year 1969. The artist earned a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Shafie went on to post graduate studies earning a M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute located in New York City. In 2004 Shafie earned a M.F.A. in digital art from University of Maryland located in Baltimore.

The artist is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the British Museum of London, England.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $70,000.

Below a great short documentary on Hadieh Shafie:

The artist has certain themes in her work that she likes to focus on which are time, repetition, and process.

What I enjoy most about this artist is how she brings about her own personal experiences to the art world. Some certain texts were prohibited in her country so that now in her work she enjoys using the text, often writing it herself, and rolling it up and making a great work out of art out of her political thoughts. What a unique idea!

The end result of her work reminds me of American artist Amelia Caruso, whose basis of art is also the shape of the circle.

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Artist of the moment…….Robert Hodge

 

Robert Hodge is an contemporary African- American artist renown for his artwork featuring typography and collages. Robert Hodge studied at the Pratt Institute and the Atlanta College of Art.

Hodge is based out of Houston, Texas.

Many of the artists that inspire Hodge have been profiled here already including Basquiat, Glen Ligon, Mark Bradford, and Andy Warhol.

What inspires me about this artist is his way with words. He often quotes historical figures in his work, one of my favorite lines he speaks often was originated by Frederick Douglas, without struggle there is no progress.

Hodge was once asked the most important activity for an artist to do, his response was “read.” Wonderful, and congratulations to you for ending up at this site to read about art and become a better artist!

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://robertleroyhodge.com/

This artist gets an A+ for his business acumen! In this clip we view a collaborative effort with Hodges and Addidas:

Below we visit a show from late in 2014 and also have a brief interview with the artist:

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Artist of the moment………….Harold Frank

 

Harold Frank was an American painter renown for his paintings of the female face and figure. Harold Frank was born in South Hampton, England in the year 1917. Frank and his family immigrated to the United States when he was four years old in 1921. The artist was considered an abstract expressionist painter.

Frank served in the United States Army.

The artist was raised in New York City. Harold Frank attended the National Academy of Design and the Pratt Institute located in New York City. Frank also attended college in Los Angeles studying at U.C.L.A. and the Chouinard Art Institute.

The artist worked in oils, acrylics, and mixed media.

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Harold Frank passed away in 1995.

Artist of the moment……..Beverly Pepper

 

Beverly Pepper is an American sculptor renown for her minimalist style. Beverly Pepper was born Beverly Stoll in New York City in the year 1922.

Below we visit a show featuring Beverly Pepper that took place in 2012:

She was married to a writer.

Pepper enjoyed art from a very young age and was admitted to the Pratt Institute at the age of sixteen years of age. She also attended the Art Student’s League of New York and Brooklyn College. Pepper also studied in Paris at the Grand Chaumiere.

Pepper began to work with wood and then switched to steel and metal. She was very innovative in her use of materials.

In her later years she has become more of a land artist with works that include geometric shapes of grass alongside steel shapes. A wonderful mix of colors, textures, and shapes.

Price range information: Non public sized works can be found from $10,000 to $100,000. These includes works in graphite, etchings, collages, and small bronzes.

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Artist of the moment……..Susan Shatter

 

Susan Shatter was an American painter of landscapes and renown for her magnificent watercolors of the sea. Shatter was a painter and printmaker born in the year 1943.

Shatter attended the Skowhegan School  of Art located in Skowhegan, Maine. She then switched colleges to the Pratt Institute and earned a B.F.A. from this school. Shatter went on to earn an M.F.A. from Boston University.

The artist was able to take advanced classes as a high school student and her school and also with additional classes paid for her by her parents. Shatter had always shown a desire to create art since she was a youngster.

Some artists that gave Shatter the inspiration to paint are Jackson Pollack, Alex Katz, and Philip Pearstein.

Susan Shatter passed away in 2011 from cancer.

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Shatter was an amazing painter of waves and ocean. She also painted wonderful deserts, canyons, and plants. Shatter had a great sense for using lights and darks to keep viewers eye moving in the painting. If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out Woody Gwynn.

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Artist of the moment……..Gary Stephan

 

 

Gary Stephan is an American painter working in an abstract style. Gary Stephan was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1942.

Stephan is well schooled having studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City, Parson’s School of Design, Pratt Institute, and the San Francisco Institute of Art. The artist enjoyed the works of abstract painters Jasper Johns and Richard Diebenkorn.

Stephan is a past recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The artist has also won a Guggenheim Fellowship.

A link to the website of Gary Stephan:

http://garystephanstudio.com/index.html

 

In this clip we catch up with our artistic amigo James Kalm and visit a show featuring artist Gary Stephan:

In addition to being a painter, Stephan is an prolific printmaker. He works in very large sizes with some works having sides measuring more than 80 inches.

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Artist of the moment…….Glass artist Rob Wynne

 

Rob Wynne is an American artist who works with mirrored and poured glass often and often uses typography and letters as a subject. Wynne was born in New York City in the year 1950.

Wynne attended the Pratt Institute located in New York City.

Wynne is part of many prestigious collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art both located in New York City.

Wynne is a master of the medium creating wonderful vessels and also his very unique typography works. My favorite works of the artist include typography. His own style of typography is a wonderful style that reminds me of urban art and street artists like the French artist Tilt.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $24,000.

Below a link to the website of Rob Wynne:

http://www.robwynne.net/

This Rob Wynne is a different artist than the Australian born Robert Wynne, who is also an accomplished glass artist.

If you enjoy the mediums of typography and glass be sure and check out my post on Irish artist Denis Brown.

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