Fritz (Steven) Weiss

Education:
BFA/Painting, Print Making -Hunter College – 1974
MFA/Art History – New York University – 1980
PHD/Gallery Management – New York University – 1984

ARTIST STATEMENT:
Over 40 years working as an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Engraver, Curator, Gallery Manager, Artists Manager and arts educator. I have worked in many mediums: painting, printmaking, conventional and digital photography. I started out as a painter and print maker then gravitated into photography.

My concentration is primarily street scenes, architecture, cityscapes, landscapes, and florals, which I image and print on paper, fabric, glass, ceramics and aluminum plates. It usually takes me an average of two years to get from original photograph to completed image through the process of extensive manipulation and layering. Once the process is complete, I compress and flatten layers then convert to a printable .jpeg file of tiff file. The extensive layering allows me to print with robust and unlimited color density and color saturation with the maximum potential for full spectrum of colors and hues possible.
I do my own printing and hand mix my own inks using both opaque and translucent Inks and color wheels, utilizing the principles of both additive and subtractive color, almost exclusively on Kodak Metallic Paper.
Currently most of my printing is 10-14 colors, utilizing a registration system that I custom built for the large format Cannon printers I’m using.

I exhibit my work in galleries, museums, art fairs and print shows around the world and have multiple pieces purchased for private and corporate collections.

Here is a partial list of my current domestic affiliations:

Creative Photographers Guild/CPG Gallery – Staten Island, NY (2001 to present) – C0-Founder, President, Artist Management, Curator, Exhibiting Member, Arts Educator.

BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition) – Red Hook, Brooklyn (2002 – Present) President Emeritus, President, Board Member, Show Chair/Curator, Artists Management, Exhibiting Member, Instructor.

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Staten Island, NY (2004 – Present) – Curator, Exhibiting Artists

National Lighthouse Museum – Staten Island, NY (2014 – Present) – Exhibition Consultant, Show Chair, Curator, Artists Management, Exhibiting Artist.

Staten Island Creative Community – Art on the Terrace Gallery (2015 to Present)
Treasurer, Curator, Artist Management, Exhibiting member, Poet, Instructor.

Labyrinth Artists Collective (2016-Present)
Curator, Grant Writer, Project Manager, Arts Educator, Photographer, Exhibiting Member.

Photographybyfritz.net – (2000 to Present)
President, Photographer, Curator, Project Manager, Arts Educator, Grant Writer, Arts Management, Exhibiting Photographer.

I also stage exhibitions averaging 100-150 pieces of art, across the country in large corporate offices exclusively featuring the work of emerging artists in all mediums.

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