MIMI SALTZMAN 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.
My work is a search for memory unlike photographic memory. It involves a slowing of time as in a dream. Continuous, repetitive and timeless 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 betweenpoured paintings on canvas and monoprinting. A recipe of paint, salt, oil, and minerals go onto the surface. Phenomenal and random occurrences in nature echo this.
I aim at a sense of freedom and expansion.
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
Exhibitions and Awards
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.
Mimi Saltzman Foundation, helping those who are disempowered, disadvantaged and need education.
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 and funder of music program for group home.
2006 – 2007
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
Window Dresser, Boston, MA
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