Cathy Abramson‘s oil paintings investigate urban life. Her representational paintings go beyond direct observation and examine the emotional subtext of change; the connections or estrangement of people and neighborhoods in transition. She looks for moments of poetry in the ordinary. The moments and scenes are familiar and common but often go unnoticed. Seeing the essence and importance of these moments is what she’s after.
After earning a BA degree from SUNY at Stony Brook and a BS degree from the University of Texas, she began her career in graphic design and editorial illustration, working as the Art Director for The Washington Monthly, a political magazine, and later as Art Director for NOVA Research Company where she designed publications and exhibits for the National Institutes of Health.
Abramson maintains a studio at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville where she completed the Master Artists Program at the Compass Atelier in 2017. In 2016 she was listed as a Finalist in the Portraits/Figures category of The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition. She has been exhibiting in solo and juried shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and has work in many public and private collections.