A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Featured Artist: Holli Schorno

I asked our featured artist Holli Schorno to recall her earliest art appreciation experience.  This was her reply:  "When I was young my mom took my sister and me often to the Oakland Museum.  I loved the pond full of carp that lined the entrance and the Native American collection.  It wasn't until I was older, 8 or so, that I remember my mom showed me a 17th century landscape painting that was becoming transparent in some areas.  Upon closer inspection you could see figures dancing in the faded areas.  That was the first time I heard the word pentimento and the first time I was transfixed by a work of art."
Thank-you Holli.

Holli Schorno is a Newark based artist born in Oakland, Ca.  She has shown extensively nationally and internationally and is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and two Mid Atlantic Fellowship Awards.

(Photograph: Children investigating some of Holli's newest collages at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery  533 West 23rd show runs till April 16th. credit: Courtesy Holli Schorno)