Pelham Art Center – Artist Directory
The artists listed below are members of the Pelham Art Center Artist Club
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Jessica Alazraki was born and raised in Mexico City and is based in N.Y.C. since 1998. In 2020 she was awarded by the Queens Art Fund the New Work Grant recipient and she completed the Trestle Art Space Residency Program. In 2019 participated in the ARTWorks fellowship at JCAL and, Creative Capital N.Y.C. “El taller program.” Her work got published in a few publications, including New American Paintings, No. 152, Northeast Issue. The Diane Etienne Founders Award, from Stamford Art Association, 2020.
Jenn Cacciola imagines the person as place, and places as people. She recreates identity as a guest house, where viewers can roam around, open doors, become lost. Her work gives pain a comfortable place to be around people by focusing on how factors like isolation, aging, and vulnerability affect our knowing one another. It takes form in tapestry, painting/drawing, printmaking, and installation. She’s been awarded residencies at Manassas National Battlefield Park, Sheen Center, Socially Distant Art, Cel del Nord, and World of Co, and is a NYC Crit Club member and Openings Collective curator.
Corinne Lapin-Cohen (StoneHouse Studio)
After painting traditional botanical watercolors for 20 years, I am currently working in oil paint and mixed media creating abstracted works on canvas and paper. My current works are unplanned, with each brushstroke and addition of color leading to what comes next. They are open-ended improvisations. My process of glazing thin layers of single pigments continues in my oil paintings much as it did for 20 years in my botanical watercolors. I live in Katonah, NY, serve on The Katonah Museum Advisory Board, and teach botanical watercolor painting in my studio, StoneHouse Studio.
B.A. D’Alessandro has created sculptures in a variety of materials, but is now concentrating on steel. Steel lends itself well to straight lines, angles and curves; the influence of geometric shapes is apparent in her sculptures. Taking “pre-formed” stock pieces of steel, the artist arranges and organizes them to create strong, balanced structures. Painting them black gives each its own elegance. Adding color in the past few years to selected pieces has given them a new boldness.
Larry Gordon, founding principal of an architectural firm, received his Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture and his M. Arch from MIT on a Compton Fellowship. His love of painting dates back to his attendance at Music & Art High School in NYC. and The Art Students League of New York. He was adjunct Associate Professor at New York Institute of Technology and a visiting critic at City University. His work can been found in both gallery solo and group shows, as well as in private collections.
The primary hallmark of JoAnne Lobotsky’s work is highly textured surfaces on paper. The texture in her layered collages is built through acrylic paint, various gel mediums, textured paper, layering of paper, corrugated cardboard, and sometimes sewing trim, fabric and yarn. Imperfection, abjectness and roughness coinciding with beauty and a kind of humble elegance are Lobotsky’s main goals. She has been a practicing artist in NYC for over three decades and has shown in the United States and Europe. Her work is in several private collections.
Joyce Pommer was born in Quincy, MA and studied at The Academy of Art College in San Francisco and the The Art Institute of Boston. She has exhibited widely in solo, group shows and art fairs in New York and across the country; her work is in numerous private collections and is in the collection of Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum. Her work is included in the recently published book The Language of Making by the Textile Study Group of New York, Art Folio 2020 book and Blink ADC Fine Art 2020 catalog. Joyce lives in New York City with a studio in Long Island City, NY.