Irene Berkson

I am a sculptor working in metals, wood and stone. I joined Valley Artisans shortly after it was founded.  After teaching art for many years, I retired to devote myself fulltime to sculpture. I now divide my time between my studios in New York and Vermont, and I have been in many shows and won numerous awards in both places.

Creating three dimensional art is a challenge. Some decisions are instinctive and others are conscious choices to make all the views hold together as a unit. I like the tactile quality of sculpture, the ability to touch or move the parts. My works can be whimsical, humorous, emotional or purely abstract. Weldings are composed of antique objects and scrap metal from various places, including generous neighbors. I work in relief as well as in the round. Some welded pieces are painted with enamel color and can be exhibited outdoors as well as indoors.

The Pauline Sculpture and Moss Garden, on my property, is dedicated to my mother, and is where I show the metal, wood and stone/cement sculpture in an open natural setting.

Galleries and Awards

Two “one person” shows at The Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester Vermont.
Several studio shows at Union Square Gallery, New York.
Exhibited at the Lake George Arts Project, New York.
The Stratton Art Festival in Vermont.
Exhibited at the Macy Hall Gallery at Columbia Teachers College, New York.
The Gallery at Fordham University.
The Gallery at New York Board of Education.
Exhibited at the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, NY.
The Garcia Gallery at the Bronx Museum.
The Nugent Gallery at Marymount Manhattan College.
Exhibition at Small Works Gallery, Washington Square.
The invitational at the Phoenix Gallery, NY.
Awarded 1st and 3rd prizes in the May-June Sculpture Exhibit. The Penn and Brush Gallery, NY.
Juried Into the Landscapes for Landsake exhibit in  Cambridge, NY.
Member of the Valley Artisans Market in Cambridge, NY
The Pen and Brush Salon Des Refuses, New York.
The Gallery at the 92nd Street Y. in New York.
The Sirovitch Ceramics Gallery, East Village NY.
Pleiades Gallery, invitational show.
Crest Fest, Williamsburg, NY
Larac Gallery, Glens Falls MY.
Art On the Green, Paulet NY.
Manny Canter Center NY

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