The Artists

susan hoffman fishmanSusan Hoffman Fishman is a painter and public artist with a significant exhibition history in museums, galleries and alternative spaces in New York, Boston and throughout New England including the Alternative Gallery (NYC), the Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), the Bromfield Gallery (Boston) Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), The William Benton Museum of Art (University of CT) and numerous others. Her earliest bodies of work, dating back to 1983, consisted of large-scale (6’ x 8’) acrylic and mixed media drawings and paintings on paper layered with political and social commentary and executed with jarring perspectives. She has received many commissions, grants, residences and awards and her work is in the permanent collections of the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut, the Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Company, the Midstate Medical Center and in private collections throughout the country.  With a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Art Education, Ms Fishman is also an independent education consultant to museums and school systems.

Elena KalmanElena Kalman is a painter, sculptor, public artist and architect with undergraduate and graduate degrees in art and architecture from the Kiev Art Institute and the Moscow Architecture Institute, the birthplace of Russian Constructivism. Her architectural designs are infused with artistic vision and include many residential, cultural and commercial buildings in New York City. Her paintings were featured in one-person shows at the Ukrainian Institute in Manhattan, and at other New York and Connecticut venues. Her metal assemblages and drawings have been exhibited most recently in The Stamford Museum (Stamford, CT), at the Collaborative Concepts Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions (Sounders Farm, Garrison, NY) and at the I-Park Foundation (Plantsville, CT).

In addition to their work on The Wave, the artists have also collaborating on a series of twelve, consecutive 4’ x 8’ paintings representing the narrative of a physical journey interrupted by a life-changing event entitled, Midsummer Day’s Dream.


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