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Rena Reisman

Rena Reisman

(1935-2014)
American
Born: Buffalo, New York, United States

"Rena Reisman is a visual artist whose intricate mixed media collages, and timeless natural abstractions have hung in many solo exhibitions and many juried shows and group exhibitions. Her works are well represented in a number of private and corporate collections. Rena’s works have been exhibited in many states, in Western New York  at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Castellani Art Museum, the Anderson Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Chautauqua Center for The Visual Arts, Big Orbit  Gallery and others.

For many years she  has been  recognized for her abstract naturalistic landscapes. She seeks to capture the feeling, spirit, and memories of a place. Some of her works are impressions of an imaginary place  taken from her own visual experiences. In more recent years her focus has centered on  collage. She has always been fascinated by colors , and shapes and these works  combine painting , intricate drawing and mixed media. Ms. Reisman sees similarities between the layering that takes place in painting on canvas and the layering process of creating collage. She draws from her travels, her love of Native American art , and Middle Eastern Influences. Her works reflect her own personal spiritual journey." (Reisman)

Rena Reisman is a second generation "Buffalonian" who has lived in Buffalo most of her life. She is a full-time artist who works out of her studio at the Tri Main Center. She recieved a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Daemen College in Buffalo, and a Masters of Science in Art Education fro the State University of New York College at Buffalo.