rhoma mostel

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Biographical Note

Rhoma Mostel, an artist and writer, studied at the Art Students League in New York City and subsequently worked for several years as a printmaker at Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop.

Exhibitions include The Artist's Proof (East Hampton) and the Yvonne Séguy gallery (New York).  Her work is in private collections in America, Japan, Latin America, and Europe.

In recent years she has completed several artist's books, combining photographs with text. These include "Sand in My Shoes -- A Coney Island Journal," "Travels in Gaspésie," "Harvest," and most recently, a photographic essay, "Red Umbrellas."

As a writer, she has published several chapbooks of poems, several with photographs or illustrations.  These include "Early Light," "Flotilla, "Imaginary Postcards," "Quesadilla Days," "Rice and Rain," "Starfish," "Strict Instructions," "Sunflowers,"The Cassandra Letters," "The Small Boats of the Marina," "Winter Hours," "Woman at the Aquarium," "Young Woman Peeling Apples (and Other Poems on Art)," and most recently, longer books of poems, "Conversations With the Body" and "The Silences."

Several collections of poems have been included in the annual Poets House Showcase Exhibitions -- "Winter Hours," "Imaginary Postcards," and "Quesadilla Days" in 2012; "Strict Instructions," "The Cassandra Letters," "Early Light," "Rice and Rain," and "Woman at the Aquarium" in 2013; "The Small Boats of the Marina" and "Young Woman Peeling Apples (and Other Poems on Art)" in 2014; and "Conversations With the Body" in 2019.

Art monographs include "Small Fields"  (2014), "Monolithos" (2014), and "Safe Harbors" (2017).

Recently completed fiction includes "The Life of Tartine" (with illustrations), "Museum Hours" (micro-stories), "Brioche the Sparrow and Other Stories," and "Three Letters."