Artist StatementThe more you examine a subject, the more it reveals about emotions, about light and space, about what lies beneath the surface. The act of painting, of focusing and blurring, is a search for the essence of a subject.
Cathy Abramson is the art director for NOVA Research Company in Bethesda, MD where she designs publication, posters and exhibits for the National Institutes of Health. In 2005, she illustrated Wild Washington: Animal Sculptures A to Z, by Nancy Arbuthnot; in 1997, Simple Secrets of Parenting: Easy as ABC by John Baucom. For a number of years she co-owned Grapevine Graphics, a local graphic design firm. She began her career in graphic design and editorial illustration, working as the art director for The Washington Monthly, a political magazine. b. 1951, Middletown, NY Education: University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX (B.S. 1975) SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (B.A. 1973) Selected Group Exhibits and Publications: 2010 Middle Street Gallery, “Regional Showcase”, Washington, VA 2009 Workhouse Arts Center, “Poetic Art”, Lorton, VA Southampton Inn Gallery, “Summer Art Show”, Southampton, NY Featured artist in “Artists Among Us”, Montgomery County Insight, February 2009. John Matthew Moore Fine Art, “Designer’s Showcase Exhibit”, Bethesda, MD Artery 717, Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington, “Private Arts: A Designer’s Art Exhibition” Alexandria, VA VisArts, “Turning the Page”, Children’s Book Illustrator’s Show, Rockville, MD 2008 Member’s Show, The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Bethesda, MD Landscapes, The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Bethesda, MD Washington Studio School, Washington, DC 2007 Illustrator’s Club of Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, 6th Illustrators Club Members Exhibition, shown at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA and Montgomery County Community College, Rockville, MD Maryland Art Place, Annual Benefit Gala and Auction, The Nude, Baltimore, MD 2006 Member’s Show, The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Bethesda, MD Illustrator’s Club of Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, 5th Illustrators Club Members Exhibition, Arlington, VA Baltimore, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Art Show, George Washington University, Washington, DC 2005 3 Painters, The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Bethesda, MD 2002 Member’s Show, The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Bethesda, MD 1999 Illustrator’s Club of Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, 1st Illustrators Club Members Exhibition, Arlington, VA Member’s Show, The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Bethesda, MD Books Arbuthnot N. Wild Washington: Animal Sculptures A to Z (illustrator and book designer). The Annapolis Publishing Company. 2005. Baucom JQ. Simple Secrets of Parenting: Easy as ABC (illustrator). Child Welfare League of America, 1997. Outdoor Installation Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission. Pen-and-ink rendition of Battery Bailey, Westmoreland Hills Park. Work may be seen at: Eli Klein Fine Art, NY, NY http://www.ekfineart.com