Iris Osterman balances visceral perceptions of landscapes with breath and memory, which conveys a reactive narration. Her paintings offer viewers an experience, evoking passion deeper than the eyes and more meaningful than aesthetic pleasure. Her most recent series finds inspiration in rocky trails, wetlands, woods, and unobstructed conservation areas, which she accents with dense, monochromatic strokes and features. Osterman’s typical approach to painting involves working at an arm’s distance, primarily with oil paint.
Osterman has a background in painting, sculpture, etching, and printmaking and earned her MFA from the American University, D.C., after earning her BFA from Boston University, MA. She has taught at Wheelock College, MA, University of Colorado, and South Shore Art Center, MA, and has exhibited nationally, including at the Bowery Gallery, NYC, Gallery New Mexico, NM, Cooperstown Art Association, NY, Zullo Gallery, MA, and Cambridge Art Association, MA. She works from her studio in Framingham, MA.
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