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Lisbeth Engel



I studied printmaking and drawing at Hunter College, where I received by BFA in 2007.  Since then I have been working mainly in charcoal, fascinated by the limitless tones that can be achieved in between the darkest dark and lightest light.


I have always considered myself to be a process artist.  Process gives structure, and structure gives me a sense of control.  However, the real way to communicate emotion is through expressionistic gesture and regard for what may happen despite my best efforts to plan and control the outcome of a piece.


Relinquishing control of he process yields ‘mistakes’ that ultimately teach me new techniques.  Many times, it is an accidental mark that gives real life to a work.  My aim is to strike a satisfying balance between the discipline of process and the freedom of chance.

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