Jun 24 – Aug 13, 2022
“As I build, I think about the dynamic between a form and its use, especially when the form has an echo of furniture or architecture in it. Chairs, doorways, steps are all figurative for me, which means they can have posture, express gravity and tell a story about how we fit into the world. This may be the major theme in my work: personal space understood and articulated through perception. It reflects a crucial question: how we, humans, understand the world and find our place in it.”
- Jim Osman
Jim Osman received his B.A. and M.F.A. from Queens College (CUNY) in Flushing, NY where he studied with Tom Doyle, Mary Miss, and Lawrence Fane. He has had solo exhibitions at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY; Long Island University’s Kimball Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. His work has been included in group shows at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and the University of Texas at San Antonio, TX. Osman’s public sculptures have been shown at PULSE Miami, FL; Art Hamptons, NY; and Sculpture Mile in Madison, CT. He is the recipient of grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Parsons School of Design, and an NYFA Artist Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture in 2017. Osman taught three-dimensional design, sculpture, and public art courses at Parsons School of Design for 22 years and retired in the Spring of 2021.