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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.  Primarily a painter for the past twenty years, she has also done extensive work on paper, with pencil and watercolor wash.

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," and "Harvest."

As a writer, she has published several chapbooks of poems: "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," and most recently, "Young Woman Peeling Apples (and Other Poems on Art)."

Three poetry chapbooks -- "Winter Hours," "Imaginary Postcards," and "Quesadilla Days"  -- were included in the annual 2012 Poets House Showcase exhibition in New York City. "Strict Instructions," "The Cassandra Letters," "Early Light," "Rice and Rain," and "Woman at the Aquarium" were in the 2013 Poets House Showcase exhibition, and "The Small Boats of the Marina" and "Young Woman Peeling Apples (and Other Poems on Art)" in the 2014 Poets House Showcase Exhibition.

Two art monographs -- "Small Fields" and "Monolithos" -- were published in 2014. 

She is currently writing a fairy tale for grown-ups, "The Tea-Cup Trilogy" ("Alphabet Soup," "In Worn, Calico Time," and "Sense and Nonsense"); a collection of linked tales, "Brioche the Sparrow and Other Stories"; and a short biography with illustrations, "The Life of Tartine."