Contributed by Sharon Butler / From November 1 to 6, the Two Coats of Paint Residency Program welcomes Deborah Zlotsky. An abstract painter who teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design, Deborah has developed an idiosyncratic syntax of contours, stripes, planes, and trompe l’oeil passages that makes visible imagined situations at the intersection of abstraction and perception. In a 2021 essay, Stephen Westfall wrote that Deborah’s paintings “propose all manner of ecstasies and comedies as she incorporates her geometries as bodies and her planes of color with the modeling of limbs.”
Deborah’s work can be found in a variety of public, private and corporate collections in the US and abroad. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019 and NYFA Artist Fellowships in Painting in 2012 and 2018, and has been awarded recent residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, the Bogliasco Foundation, and the Bemis Center. She is represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver, where she had a solo show over the summer. Her first museum solo show took place in early 2022 at the Zillman Museum in Maine. Deborah has a BA in art history from Yale University and an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Connecticut. She lives in the Hudson Valley.
INVITATION: Please join us on Thursday, November 3, from 6-8 pm, when Deborah will host an open studio, featuring an exhibition of recent work. The open studio coincides with DUMBO First Thursday, when all the neighborhood galleries will be open. We are located at 20 Jay Street , #308, in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY.
About the Two Coats of Paint Residency Program: The program’s goal is simply to provide a short-term space (up to one week) where artists based outside the NYC area can hang work and have studio visits with curators, other artists, and gallerists. For the time being, because space is extremely limited, the residency is by nomination and invitation only.