Carmela Kolman


Carmela Kolman received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. She has exhibited widely in NYC including solo exhibitions at Denise Bibro Fine Art, and group shows at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Kouros Gallery, and Neptune Fine Art.   Among the universities and colleges that have exhibited her work are Colby College, University of New Hampshire, Haverford College, Boston University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, College of William and Mary and The Washington Studio School. Kolman’s work has been reviewed and/or featured in the New York Times, Modern Painters, Art New England, The New York Daily News, and The Columbus Dispatch. “As a former figure painter, I have turned my attention to fruit because they are living, voluminous objects that, like the human form, decay over time. Their shape is similar to the human silhouette, and their shadows create dramatic compositional effects.  These shadows also add a darker dimension to the sweetness of the fruit compositions.”