Artist Statement

Stewart Siskind has been intrigued by the elements of printed matter ever since he worked as an art director in New York City. His love of the medium has inspired him to breathe new life and meaning into discarded material by creating collages from torn paper that resonate with bold graphic structures and subtle psychological undercurrents.

Inspired by design, fashion and architecture, each collage is hand crafted with printed paper and infinite precision. Found materials recycled into compositions creating a lively exchange with new dimensions. Shapes and patterns emerge like puzzle pieces arranged to create encounters between figure and ground.

The juxtapositions of disparate elements create a parallel tension that is both amusing and disturbing.

Siskind's black and white photographs are inspired by travel to Italy, his collage work and study of photography. The artist uses his photography as a key element when doing digital collage. His use of framing and fascination with texture lend themselves well to final photographs rich in tone and composition.

Stewart Siskind earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and did postgraduate studies in design and color theory at New York University and Parsons School of Design. Siskind's work has received numerous awards for art direction and design and has been published in several professional journals. Two posters the artist designed are in the permanent collection­ of The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

A native of Brooklyn, Siskind currently lives and works in Manhattan and is constantly inspired everywhere in New York City.

Solo Exhibition

2024  Stewart Siskind: Found Art / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2020  Stewart Siskind: Inside Out / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2018   Stewart Siskind: Systems / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

Select Group Exhibitions

2024  Fracture / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2023  Small Works Show 2023 / Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY

2023  Friends + Family, Too / Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY

2023  LIC @ Atlantic 2023 / Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

2022   Break of Day, Edge of Night / The Painting Center, New York, NY 

2022  Nocturne / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2021   New York, New Space / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2021   Spring LIC Artists Show / Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

2021   Post Invisible / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY 

2021  #Collage Biennial / Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY

2021   Shades of Black and White / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2021   Art From the Boros VIII / Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY 

2020   5 Artists: A Turning Point / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2020   Art from the Boros VII / Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY

2020  50th Anniversary Exhibition / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2019   Prince Street Artists / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2019   #CollageNow / Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY

2018   Carefully Out of Nowhere / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2017   Members Show / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2017   Small Works Invitational: Works on Paper / Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY 

2016   Small Works Invitational: Works on Paper / Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY 

2016   4 New Members Show / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2015   Summer: Gallery & Guest Artists / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2015   Beyond Words II / Sloan Kettering Gallery, New York, NY

2015   Light in the Darkness / Sloan Kettering Gallery, New York, NY

Education

1977   BFA Graphic Design, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

To see additional work:  stewartsiskind.com, @siskindartdesign, princestreetgallery.com

All Images © Stewart Siskind 2024
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