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ALLAN CYPRYS
Artist's Statement, CV



Using lumber of various dimensions I construct geometric patterns that take on a human like form. Through contemplation we can learn who we are and how we represent ourselves. We can also learn how we respond to one another. This combined with my fascination for architecture and the human figure provided inspiration for my new series, Characters. With the 21st Century social media, all can be told. Is our guest well received and entertained? What is our relationship with The Guys and The Gals? Do we meet their needs? In an abstract way Characters creates a dialogue with its’ viewer.

In my series, Portrait Heads I use a life size scale of the human head to pay homage to the caretakers of our planet, the common man. Using the medium of collage I am able to create a kaleidoscope of color, patterns and forms. In creating each of the faces, I fold the paper in different directions to give them some dimension as well as a sense of character.





Temporary Public Art
Akin Library and Museum, , Pawling, NY 2016
Highbridge Park, NYC Parks & Recreation, New York, NY 2015
North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, North Bennington, VT 2014
Cary Hill Sculpture Park, Salem, NY 2007- Present
RAA at Fort Tilden, Queens, NY 2000 – 2010
Mathews Mansion Museum, City of Norwalk, CT 2005-7
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY  2006
McLevy Park, Bridgeport, CT 2004-5
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY  2002


Selected Exhibitions:
Fairleigh Dickenson University, Petrocelli College Campus, Hackensack, NJ 2012
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY 2011
Governors Island Art Fair 2011, Sponsored by 4Heads, Governors Island, NY 2011
Artist Alive Artist Grant Exhibition, Yonkers Public Library, Yonkers, NY (Solo Exhibition) 2009
Xavier University, "Sculpture for New Orleans", New Orleans, LA 2008-11
St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY 2008
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ 2007-10
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 2000
14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY (Solo Exhibitions) 1987, 1984, 1980, 1978
Lehigh University, Siegel Gallery, Bethlehem, PA 1992
Cazenovia College, Chapman Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY (Solo Exhibition) 1987
William Paterson College, The Student Center Gallery, Wayne, NJ (Solo Exhibition) 1986
Kean College of New Jersey, Union, NJ 1984
The Bronx Museum, Satellite Gallery, Bronx, NY (Solo Exhibition) 1980


Grants & Awards:
Arts Alive Artist Grant, ArtsWestchester with funding from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts 2009
Honorarium, Mayfair ’92, Sculpture in the Park, the City of Allentown, PA 1992


Commissions:
The Chubb Group, Warren, NJ
The Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY
Cardio Fitness Center, New York, NY
Booth Memorial Medical Center, Flushing, NY
Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Dean Witter, New York, NY


Articles and Reviews:
   2005 The Advocate, James Lomuscio, October 17, 2005, pl Essay & Photo
   2004 Connecticut Post, Frank Juliano, October 3, 2004, p.A11
   1993 Review: The New York Times, August 1, 1993, Art Review by Vivien Raynor
   1987 Art & Antique, "Openings," December 1987, p.38, Essay & Art Reproduction
1986 The New York Times, December 28, 1986, "Critics Choices," Art Review by Michael Brenson
   1980 New York Artist Journal, April 1980, p.34 Art Reproduction and Art Review by Leslie Plummer


Selected Positions:
NYC Department of Education, High School Teacher 1966-1997
Executive Director of 14 Sculptors, Inc. 1988-89, 1997 to Present


Selected Education:
Studied painting and sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, Sarah Lawrence College and The New School, photography at Westchester Community College.
B.S., M.B.A. Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY




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