Featured Artist Sima Schloss

Artist Sima Schloss creates blind contour drawings of the human figure, then rips up and reassembles them, creating multi-layered images. See more of her work by visiting her website.

 

“Never Ask a Question You Don’t Want the Answer To” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 16” x 24”

“Never Ask a Question You Don’t Want the Answer To” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 16” x 24”

 

I grew up in a suburb of New York City on the south shore of Long Island. I studied art at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island and graduated in 1993.

 

“Quantum Theory” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 85” x 56” by artist Sima Schloss. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Quantum Theory” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 85” x 56”

 

I moved to New York City soon after where I feel my life really began. I received my MFA in Painting / Mixed Media from Lehman College, Bronx New York. I am also an adjunct professor in the humanities department at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

 

“You Turned the Page, I Burned the Book” Mixed Media with Vellum on Watercolor Paper, 30” x 35” by artist Sima Schloss. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“You Turned the Page, I Burned the Book” Mixed Media with Vellum on Watercolor Paper, 30” x 35”

 

Frequently, I am asked, “Where do you get your inspiration from?”

 

“My Worth is Not For Sale” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 16” x 24”

“My Worth is Not For Sale” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 16” x 24”

 

I get my inspiration from my own life experiences, but from my students as well. Getting to know them and listening to their stories of their history of immigration situations gives me so many ideas. I feel so fortunate to work with such a diverse mix of students.

 

“Dillitation” Mixed Media on Vellum, 45” x 65” by artist Sima Schloss. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dilatation” Mixed Media on Vellum, 45” x 65”

 

I have grown so much personally and as a result my work has grown as well.

 

“Standing in the Way of Control” Mixed Media With Clear Tar Gel Medium on Arches Watercolor Paper, 35” x 42” by artist Sima Schloss. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Standing in the Way of Control” Mixed Media With Clear Tar Gel Medium on Arches Watercolor Paper, 35” x 42”

 

I feel like my process is a performance. It always starts in the same way—I do many drawings—first, in my beloved journal, then, on arches watercolor paper and vellum.

 

“It All Came Together in the Weirdest Way” Mixed Media on Vellum, 50” x 50” by artist Sima Schloss. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“It All Came Together in the Weirdest Way” Mixed Media on Vellum, 40” x 60”

 

I then proceed to rip and cut them up and glue them back together in different ways. I paint and draw over them until I feel they are complete.

 

“Now I Know What to Do” Mixed Media Arches on Watercolor Paper, 17” x 24” by artist Sima Schloss. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Now I Know What to Do” Mixed Media Arches on Watercolor Paper, 17” x 24”

 

I try to work on two pieces at the same time. In this way I don’t get too focused on only one of my pieces.

 

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Comments

  1. Wow Sima, these works are wonderful. Such an interesting way to work. It reminds me of when people have told me that beauty can come from destroying something. I love the fearlessness of it and it is beautiful.

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