About

My work is a search for memory unlike photographic memory.
It involves a slowing of time as in a dream.
Continuous events like waves and tides inform the work and the painting process.
The image dawns slowly on the viewer offering a variety of interpretations.   
The process is unique, but 60's and 70's New York painting paved the way.
I move between poured paintings on canvas, monoprinting and a wild array of mixed media.
A recipes of paint, salt, oil, and minerals go onto the surface.
Phenomenal and random events in nature echo this.  I aim at a sense of freedom and expansion.

Mimi Saltzman, 2019

MIMI WAS RAISED IN NEW YORK SURROUNDED BY VISUAL ART AND MOVED TO TAOS IN 1972. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE BOSTON MUSEUM SCHOOL OF TUFTS. SHE RECEIVED AN MFA FROM NYU IN 2001. MIMI DIVIDES HER TIME BETWEEN SAG HARBOR AND MANHATTAN: BOTH PLACES ARE ABUNDANT WITH ART, ARTISTS, AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. SALTZMAN’S LUSH, ABSTRACT PAINTINGS ARE EXPRESSIONS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SUBJECT MATTER.

Exhibitions and Awards

2018 Sara Nightingale Gallery, Timeshapers: Sag Harbor, NY.
2017 Bareiess Gallery,  Love, Loss and the Great In Between: Taos, New Mexico
2017 Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico: Group show
2017 Harwood Museum, "Zabriskie Point", Taos, New Mexico
2016 Print show at Nassau County Museum of Art
2015 Ille Arts Gallery 2 person show Amagansett, NY
2015 Rosyln Museum of Art, multiperson show
2012 Big Art/Small Show, Bond NY, 25 Hudson Street, New York, NY
2008 Taos Civic Center Show, Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM: Awarded October first prize
2000 NYU Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY: Thesis exhibition Depot Gallery, Montauk, NY: Two-person show
1999 Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY: Group show
1998 Canyon Gallery, Tucson, AZ: Solo show
1998 Benefit Auction, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY: Juried show
1995 Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY: Printmaker

Related Professional Experience

Board Member at Let’s Get Ready, a teaching program. 2016 - present.
Board Member at Summer Shorts Theater Group. 2018 - present.
Collaborating with The New Museum of Contemporary Art; Berklee College of Music, and the Luhring Augustine Gallery in NYC
to create internships for students in the arts. 2018
Mimi Saltzman Foundation, helping those who are disempowered, disadvantaged and need education. 2013
Children’s Storefront, Harlem, NY: Art Teacher and board member. 2009 – 2013
Columbia University, New York, NY: Visiting Artist with artist Kiki Smith YAI, New York, NY
Designer of a music program for the disabled. 2006 – 2007
Art therapist at Caron Treatment Center NY (an addiction treatment facility).
Nicholas Alexander Gallery, New York, NY: Director In charge of all sales, selection and installation of art. 1993 – 1996
Taos Stained Glass, Taos, NM: Director Produced and installed windows. 1975 – 1978
The Splendid Sign Company, Cambridge, MA: Director Self-run commercial sign company. 1973
Window Dresser, Boston, MA. 1972

Education

2001 New York University, New York, NY: MFA, Painting and Education
1985 – 2000 Monoprint Studies, New York, NY: Studies with master printer Sabina Klein
1984 Hand Graphics Printmaking Studio, Santa Fe, NM: Studies with artist Bill Gersh
1973 Tufts University & Boston Museum School, Boston, MA: BFA in joint program