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.