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 rich color and infinite precision. The found materials recycled into the composition create 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 has created a series of black and white photographs inspired by his numerous trips to Italy. His selective use of framing and encounters with figure and ground lend themselves well to an exchange that is rich in new dimensions.

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. His work has received numerous awards for art direction and design, has been published in professional journals, and is in the permanent collections­ of The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

Solo Exhibition

2020  Stewart Siskind: Inside Out / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
2018   Stewart Siskind: Systems / Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

Select Group Exhibitions

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

Education

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

All Images © Stewart Siskind 2020.
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