The Artists

susan hoffman fishmanSusan Hoffman Fishman is a painter and public artist with a significant exhibition history in museums, galleries and alternative spaces throughout the country. Her latest work bodies of work focus on the threat of rising tides caused by climate change, the trillions of pieces of plastic in our oceans and the wars that are predicted to occur in the future over access to clean water. 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 numerous private collections. 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 collaborated on HOME, an interactive public art project which calls attention to homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in our cities and towns, Anthropocene, an installation on climate change and 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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