An exhibit of recent works of drawings, paintings, and collages by Claire Wasser will be on display in the Steinberg Room of the Elting Memorial
Library in New Paltz during November and December. A Reception will be held on December 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Claire Wasser started making art at a very early age, influenced by her mother who was also a visual artist. Born in 1958 in Queens, she came to New Paltz in early 1975 to attend SUNY New Paltz where she earned a BFA in Painting and remained in the area since. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows in the Hudson Valley, and group exhibits in Savannah, Albany and NYC. Her work has appeared in publications and among private and public collections. Claire returned to school for Mathematics, and earned a master's in Education. She presently teaches Visual Art and Mathematics inside prison. This present year she curated the exhibit "Fork in the Road" of incarcerated artists.
Her work is representational and the subject matter is wide ranged, sometimes including messages with words. The work in the exhibit is a combination of watercolor, oil, collage, and drawing.