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Deborah Zlotsky
updated: 06/10/2011
website: www.deborahzlotsky.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Vumb
detail of Vumb
Munter
Kachumpination
detail of Kachumpination
Exterp
Withrum
Lumdumvarum
Yowlp
Shyburgeon
Shyburgeon DETAIL
Piquance
Arringaling
Zurth
Squit
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, conceptual, nature, abstract, process, organic, futuristic, science, figurative, collage
 
 
Vumb by Deborah Zlotsky
Vumb
powdered graphite on mylar
2010
60" x  48" 
detail of Vumb by Deborah Zlotsky
detail of Vumb
powdered graphite on mylar
2010
0" x  0" 
Munter by Deborah Zlotsky
Munter
powdered graphite on mylar
2010
44" x  38" 
Kachumpination by Deborah Zlotsky
Kachumpination
powdered graphite on mylar
2010
55" x  48" 
detail of Kachumpination by Deborah Zlotsky
detail of Kachumpination
powdered graphite on mylar
2010
0" x  0" 
Exterp by Deborah Zlotsky
Exterp
powdered graphite on vellum
2009
14 " x  11 " 
Withrum by Deborah Zlotsky
Withrum
powdered graphite on vellum
2009
14 " x  11 " 
Lumdumvarum by Deborah Zlotsky
Lumdumvarum
powdered graphite on mylar
2010
14" x  10" 
Yowlp by Deborah Zlotsky
Yowlp
p
2011
6" x  4" 
Shyburgeon by Deborah Zlotsky
Shyburgeon
powdered graphite on vellum
2009
040 " x  25 " 
Shyburgeon DETAIL by Deborah Zlotsky
Shyburgeon DETAIL
powdered graphite on vellum
2009
0" x  0" 
Piquance by Deborah Zlotsky
Piquance
powdered graphite on vellum
2009
40 " x  25 " 
Arringaling by Deborah Zlotsky
Arringaling
powdered graphite on vellum
2006
44 " x  30 " 
Zurth by Deborah Zlotsky
Zurth
powdered graphite on vellum
2009
40 " x  25 " 
Squit by Deborah Zlotsky
Squit
powdered graphite on vellum
2009
26 " x  20 " 

Artist Statement

 

In the drawing series, LifeLike, I manipulate powdered graphite on sheets of mylar through a process of documenting what I imagine I see as the velvety material is spread, painted, blown, erased, wiped and smudged.  While the results are fictitious, the concreteness of the illusion I conjure up blurs boundaries between documenting nature and inventing nature. The uncertainty between the two raises questions about what we identify as natural and as credible. Despite the accidental way I search for signs of life in the smears, the botanical/biological forms acquire the irregularities, complexities and beauty of the natural world. Each drawing or painting is named through a similar process: a piecemeal soldering of fragments of sounds and grammatical parts to construct a whole.

 

Artist Bio / CV
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Deborah Zlotsky's work is in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and The Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery. In 2010, she exhibited her work at Pierogi Gallery as the “Artist of the Week” and, in 2006, her work was included in Twice Drawn, a contemporary drawing exhibit curated by Ian Berry, Associate Director at the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY). In the past year, she received juror awards from Ian Berry at the Arts Center for the Capital Region (Troy, NY) and from Charles Desmarais, Deputy Director at the Brooklyn Museum, for the Hudson-Mohawk Regional exhibition at the Hyde Collection (Glens Falls, NY). Zlotsky has had one-person exhibitions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Fort Wayne, IN), ARC Gallery (Chicago), the Carrie Haddad Gallery (Hudson, NY), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA), the Lake George Arts Project (Lake George, NY) and the Arts Center of the Capital Region, (Troy, NY).  Her work has also been included in group shows at Joseph Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA, NYU (NYC), Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY), Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute (Utica, NY), the William Benton Museum of Art (Storrs, CT), the Turchin Center for the Arts (Boone, NC) and the Albany International Airport. Her work is in public collections across the country, including Progressive Insurance, Rutgers University, the William Benton Museum of Art and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Over the last ten years, Zlotsky has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, Millay Colony, Ragdale Foundation, Ox-Bow and VCCA. A partial list of visiting artist visits includes Syracuse University, Skidmore College, Notre Dame University, Union College and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Zlotsky received a BA in Art History from Yale University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut.