LORENA SALCEDO-WATSON, Visiting Artist, M.F.A. Stony Brook University
Lorena Salcedo-Watson is an artist and printmaker. Her current work consists of large-scale drawings and prints. Her imagery focuses on the relationships between the structures and essential qualities of life forms. Based on a fascination with human anatomy, botany, and entomology, her imagery transforms and re-interprets aspects of nature, filtering through personal experience, observation, and imagination.
Her professional work has primarily been in the field of printmaking. She worked at Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.) for fourteen years as a master printer and collaborator. She was involved in developing projects utilizing a broad range of printmaking techniques including intaglio and photogravure, stone and plate lithography, as well as relief printing, silkscreen, and monotype. Artistic collaborations involved traditional as well as unconventional approaches to printmaking. Multi-media projects include: limited edition books, three-dimensional assembled prints, and hand-sewn three-dimensional multiples. She has worked with artists including; Elizabeth Murray, Terry Winters, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Kiki Smith, Suzanne McClelland, Carroll Dunham, Susan Rothenberg, Julian Lethbridge, Jane Hammond, Lisa Yuskavage, Ellen Gallagher, and Malcolm Morley.
She taught intaglio printmaking at Cooper Union, is on the faculty of St. Joseph’s College, and currently teaches lithography at Stony Brook University.
Recent exhibitions include the Marist College Art Gallery, the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Long Island Art League, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT., the Patchogue Arts Council Biennial Exhibition, the OMNI Gallery in Uniondale, and the Bendheim Gallery of the Greenwich Arts Council in Connecticut.
Lorena Salcedo-Watson received a B.F.A. degree from the Cooper Union in N.Y.C. and her M.F.A. degree from Stony Brook University.