19x16" ink, paint, pen on paper framed in raw maple
"I draw and paint for the same reason I read a good novel: to find out what happens and to enjoy the complexity of that unraveling. When I begin a work, I start with something both accidental and familiar—an idea about a structure, a specific color relationship, a memory of sunlight or space. These initial colors and shapes start a process of discovering unintended proximities and relationships, of finding logic and meaning in the unique situation that emerges. For me, beauty is bound up with accumulation and time and the necessity of change." - Zlotsky
Deborah Zlotsky holds a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut. She teaches drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent residencies include Yaddo (2016), MacDowell Colony (2016), and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2014). Her work is in the collections of Nordstrom, Capital One, Progressive Insurance, the Waldorf Astoria, and the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, among others.