Dorothy W. Kopelman has been working in the field of art for decades. She received her BA and MA in Fine Art at Brooklyn College, where she studied painting with Ad Rheinhardt, drawing with Philip Pearlstein and design with Jimmy Ernst. She had many different jobs all in the field of art. She taught art and graphic design as an adjunct professor at SVA, Touro and Hunter College. Dorothy worked as an Executive Art Director at Arbor House and an Assistant Art Director at Putnam Publishing, and also had her own freelance design business.
For the last decade she has been painting at The Art Students League in New York City and at The Art Barge in Amagansett. Her work has been exhibited in group shows at The Art Students League, The Art Barge, the Artist Alliance of East Hampton and Guild Hall.
Her honors include a Blue Dot at the Art Students League, a Silver Medal at the Society of Illustrator 28th Annual Show, awards from ADC NY, Graphis Annual ADC of LA. She received the Photography Award at Brooklyn College and the Clarion from the Women Communicators of America.
I see the world in pictures. With every blink I record an image to be part of my visual resources. I try to create these images into art and welcome others into my world.
I see movement through space in a hidden atmosphere. I like to bring a sense of depth and mystery to my work. I attempt to connect my innermost thoughts with my outer surroundings and create works that stand on their own. I like to suggest a known world with the use of vibrant colors and movement in space but one that remains more of an abstraction. I leave room for exploration in an environment that is not been clearly defined.