To paraphrase a quote by the painter, Vincent van Gogh: “subject matter is the nail upon which I hang my cloak.” Artistic inspiration can arise from almost any aspect of life; a beautiful sunset, a stirring biblical or mythical story, or a walk through a garden.
When viewed through the eyes of an artist, simple observations are transformed via personal experience and deep-seeded feeling into works of art that in turn, have the power to move, or even inspire anyone who views them.
Nature and the world of natural phenomena form the hook upon which Ms Kornfeld hangs her coat.
Fran Kornfeld lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She attended the H.S. of Music and Art and received her B.A. degree with a major in art at Brooklyn College in 1966. Ms. Kornfeld currently serves on the Board and Program Committee of ATOA. She is also responsible for organizing exhibitions including Paper Cuts, a group show featured at Gallery Gaia in Brooklyn, NY.
All works seen are made of handmade paper made from plain and pigmented linen pulps from 2013- 2015.
Her art work has been extensively shown in the
New York metropolitan area and beyond and her recent shows include: “Passage,”
210 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Climbing Kawa Karpo,” Art 101, Brooklyn, NY, “New Visions: Crown Heights Artists” at FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY, “River and Biota” at the Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks, Reading, PA , “Small Works/Baruch” at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, NY and most recently, “Night Garden” at the Holland Tunnel in Brooklyn, NY