Purple paint layered with blue in arching shape

Erica Newton, Gate 3 (2022). Oil and wax on plaster. 11 x 14 in.

A recent graduate from the New York Studio School, Erica is a current artist in residence at the NYSS project space in Dumbo. Her work deals with landscape, memory, and abstraction. She often paints on plaster, carving and embedding material into the surface. The work plays around with the line between painted surface and sculptural object.

About New York Studio School

The New York Studio School is located at 8 West 8th Street, Greenwich Village. The School offers full-time studio-based programs in painting and sculpture leading to a Master of Fine Arts Degree or a Certificate of Completion. The School also offers drawing, painting, and sculpture marathons, and evening and Saturday classes. In addition to the main building on West 8th Street, the School maintains a Sculpture Studio and Gallery in DUMBO.