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Visitation

Visitation, inspired by one of Bruno Schulz's stories, is the first in a sequence of drawings featured in Mirry Stolzenberg’s artist book, '23–29 Market Square'. Her intention is to take the reader on a journey around the internal life of an apartment building. With each turn of a page, the reader wanders deeper and deeper into the fabric of its rooms, walls and passages – and simultaneously deeper into the (otherwise hidden) lives of its inhabitants...

Ghosts, Figments and Recolections.

Inspired by Bubbie, a rather larger than life character from one of Michael Chabon's novels, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Ghosts, Figments and Recolections, appears second in a sequence of drawings featured in Mirry's artist book 23–29 Market Square.

The Apparition of a Goddess

The Apparition of a Goddess, inspired by Roberto Bolano's short story Clara--described by Francisco Goldman as a story in the form of “a late-night insomniac reminiscence,”--makes up the third in a sequence of drawings belonging to Mirry's artist book, 23-29 Market Square.

The Furniture was Alive and Frightening

Inspired by memories of clautrophobic family gatherings vividly described in Harold Brodkey's short story, The State of Grace, The Furniture was Alive and Frightening, appeared as the fifth image featured in Mirry's artist book, 23-29 Market Square.

"Swim To Me"

Inspired by Miranda July's bizarrely genius short story, The Swim Team, which focuses on a series of pool-less swimming lessons for over 60's, "Swim To Me", is the fourth in a sequence of drawings belonging to Mirry's artist book, 23-29 Market Square.

The Magic Lesson

Inspired by a particularly charming scene from Michael Chabon's novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, 'The Magic Lesson' is the sixth in a series of drawings comprising Mirry's artist book 23-29 Market Square.

Somewhere Enchanted

Raymond Carver's short story, What we Talk about When we Talk About Love, provided the inspiration for this image, one of a series of eight drawings comprising Mirry's artist book, 23-29 Market Square.

The Yellow Dotted Drakness

Inspired by Mikhail Iossel's short Story, The Sentence, 'The Yellow Dotted Drakness' completes a series of eight full-page spreads comprising Mirry's artist book, 23-29 Market Square. The skeletal narrative has been inspired by various passages of fiction, all of which describe domestic spaces and the atmospheres alive within them. 23-29 Market Square exists an edition of fifteen hand bound books.

Midnight Strolls

Following the sudden departure of his dearest Ella, Sid discovers his life’s meaning becomes lost in the hole she leaves behind. Dearest Sid, (A trilogy in two parts), is a visual poem to lost love in the form of an artist’s book. Midnight Strolls is one in a series of twenty-one mixed media pencil drawings comprising the completed printed work.

The Letter She Left

Described as a visual poem to lost love, Mirry's artist book, Dearest Sid, (A trilogy in two parts), comprises twenty-one mixed media drawings. The Letter She Left appears fairly early in the sequence and attempts to capture the shocking and solitary atmosphere of one mans grief.

Mirry Stolzenberg

Biography

Narrative whispers have always permeated the imaginary worlds Mirry created. Whilst studying Fine Art Sculpture at the University of Brighton, her work evolved in various forms comprising drawing, soft sculpture, animated theatre and large-scale light, sound and time-based installations. Since those venturesome art school days, Mirry moved back to The Big Smoke where she worked as an Artist in Residence at The Arts Depot Gallery, produced and directed animated theatre and films for Les Marionettes Festival, Paris, and choreographed performance art shows alongside Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Frieze, The Royal Academy of Arts and Tate Britain. Undoubtedly all these endeavors have worked their influence on the illustrator she is today. Awards/Prizes: Tate Christmas Card -The Gordon Peter Pickard Travel Bursary - Sheila Robinson Prize for Drawing - The New English Art Club (NEAC) nominee – Derwent Drawing prize.

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Charcoal, Collage, Figurative, Fine Art, Gouache, Mixed Media, Montage, Pastel, Pencil, Watercolor

Subject/Specialties

Architecture, Character Development, Editorial, Education, Family, Greeting Cards, Historical, Mystery, People, Romance, Americana, Lifestyle, Environmental, Urban