Celia Reisman’s dense compositional paintings of architectural structures in unison with natural

forms provide a surprising use of color and space. She develops each painting over time, altering


and adjusting the relationships within to find the right harmony. Each painting is an homage to

the location that inspired the work. Using memory and invention, the kernel of the site becomes

the primary force to play with the geometry and proportions within each work.  Reality intertwines

with fantasy and becomes a motivating factor along with abstraction in pursuit of an honest

interpretation of the everyday world she sees.

Celia lives and works in Merion, Pennsylvania and Strafford, Vermont. She is represented in

Philadelphia by Gross McCleaf Gallery and Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco. She has a

BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MFA from Yale University. She

was awarded a Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Prize through the American

Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition and given a Survey Exhibition at the

Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She has been a Visiting Critic and taught at

numerous Art Departments in the Northeast.