Norma Greenwood has a graduate degree in Fine Art from Hunter College and a lifetime of travel exploring creative expression in nearly every continent informs the lexicon of her work. Norma's technique derives from the experience of working in various media including photography, paper making, and collage. She explores relationships between people and objects and how that relationship can shape a visual narrative. Greenwood is a grant recipient from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Abby Austin Mural Arts Fellowship from the National Academy Museum. She received a George Sugarman Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein grant and a NYFA Workshop Grant. Her work is represented in private and public collections including The Museum of American Folk Arts, AT&T, CUNY Art Gallery, Citicorp and Columbia Pictures Ltd.
This is from a series of limited edition giclee prints inspired by the patterns and colors found in nature. The print is augmented with hand coloring, resulting in a unique signed and numbered print. My work covers a range of media; photography, painting, mosaic tile and work on paper. I am often inspired by the way the world appears through the lens. Whether my photographs are distilled through computer-based digital techniques or other media, I use the image to push the boundary between abstraction and figurative expression. I love subtle color and enjoy the organic process of playing with layers of form and color. My goal is to create beautiful forms that harmoniously move with rhythm and intensity. My painting and printmaking often refer to my photographs and I’ve been told that my photographs are often mistaken for paintings.
b. 1944, Brooklyn, New York
Lives and works in New York, NY