Biography

Miriam Bisceglia is a Painter, Printmaker, and Fiber Artist. A common thread in all her work is that she searches for certain patterns that she sees in nature. "Although I work in abstraction, these patterns exist in nature, whether, between tree branches and leaves or between rocks in a stream." She realizes that these patterns are not random but from a space that is deep within. "This is the realm I seek to translate."

Miriam received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from New York University in 1979. At New York University, she studied printmaking with Krishna Reddy, who developed Simultaneous Color Printing. His approach to color has been a great influence to her life and her art. "My experimentation with color has its roots in understanding viscosity and "Simultaneous Color Printing." Miriam, then, continued her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology and received one year later an Associate in Applied Science in Textile Design. As a Textile Designer, Miriam worked as a colorist and designer in both the Apparel and Home Furnishing Industries. She helped to develop fabric patterns and color lines. In 2000, Miriam returned to school to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Upon graduation, she received the prestigious 2004 Graduate Award for Creative Excellence in visual art. Miriam has been teaching in the art department at William Paterson as an adjunct professor since 2005 and is currently teaching their textile design courses.

Miriam has participated in many exhibitions, regionally and nationally. During October and November of 2018, Miriam exhibited her work at the Coral Springs Art Museum with the National Association of Women Artists in the Daydreaming Exhibition curated by acclaimed printmaker, Dorothy Cochran.

Other Selected exhibition credits include, two solo shows at William Paterson University, at the Blackboard Gallery and the Power Arts Center, respectively. She participated in a " Meet the Artists Series" at the Montclair, NJ Public Library, that included a radio interview with the artists. Miriam was also selected to participate in the National Juried Show, "Connections" at the Ben Shahn Center for the Arts, juried by Donald Kuspit, art historian, art critic, and contributing editor for Art Forum Magazine. She has exhibited at the Trenton City Museum, and has participated in a National Juried Exhibition at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, juried by Melanie Marino, Curatorial Assistant at the Guggenheim Museum. Miriam has participated in numerous juried exhibitions at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum and many Faculty Exhibitions at William Paterson University.

Miriam resides and creates her art in Woodstock, New York. She continues to be inspired by the artistic and creative spirit in the Hudson Valley.