My primary medium is paper collage. I have explored many subjects over the years creating my own distinctive materials and searching for innovative ways to express each visual theme.
Florence Weisz was born in New York and maintained an art studio in South Orange, northern New Jersey, for 35 years. After earning a degree in Fine Art from Douglass College, Rutgers University, she studied in Paris and then in Jerusalem, where she also lived for eight eventful years, teaching art in special education schools.
Over the years she has established a full time studio art practice and enjoyed many opportunities to exhibit her art throughout the Metro New York area and beyond. The birth of her irresistible granddaughter four and a half years ago in Ardmore, drew her toward Pennsylvania. Florence and her husband sold their NJ home and in January 2018 relocated to Wynnewood. She has joined the Mainline Art Center and the DaVinci Art Alliance. She was fortunate to be offered a solo show at the Gladwyne Library Gallery this past May and June, to fill in a sudden hole in the curator's schedule. In the last six months she has met quite a few local artists and looks forward to finding a place for herself in the art community of the Philadelphia area.
Florence has participated in exhibitions at galleries and museums, alternative spaces, including solo, group, juried and invitational shows in the US and abroad.
Her most recent solo exhibitions were "Presidential Manipulations Retrospective Four Decades, Six Presidents" - SOMA Studio Tour; "Sensuous Stripes" - Gallery 103, Maplewood, NJ; "Cautionary Tales: The Blurry Line Between Collecting and Hoarding" - Palmer Museum, Springfield, NJ, Maplewood Memorial Library, NJ and the Gladwyne Library Gallery, PA; "Stones of Resonance: Jerusalem, China and Tibet"- Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, NJ; "Color Grid Re-Visions II" - Compelling Images Fine Art Gallery, South Orange, NJ.
Florence has completed site-specific commissions for residential interiors and corporate and public spaces, including PSE&G, Schering Plough, Ciba-Geigy, Chubb Insurance, Whitehouse Station, NJ, Equity Office Properties, Stamford, CT, and the Municipality of Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Florence Weisz's art is in numerous private and public collections including The New Jersey State Museum, Citibank, IBM, Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Marriott Hotel, Princeton, NJ, California Institute of the Arts and The Port of Authority of NY and NJ. She is a recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award.
Douglass College‑Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ BA, Fine Art
Academie Raspail, Paris, France
Beit Hakerem Teachers Seminary, Jerusalem, Israel
Awards & Honors
2nd International Ceramics Biennial, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Visual Arts Fellowship, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Public and Corporate
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ AtlantiCare-Cancer Care Institute, Cape May, NJ Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA Gibralter Securities, Florham Park, NJ Schering Plough Corporation, Madison, NJ South East Bank Corporation, Miami, FL Stacor Corporation, Newark, NJ PSE&G, Newark, NJ World Trade Center, Port Authority of NY & NJ I.B.M., Harrison, NY Warner Lambert, Morris Plains, NJ A.D.R., Princeton, NJ Bell Communications Research, NJ California Institute of the Arts, CA Davis Enterprises, Marlton, NJ Citibank, Miami, FL Marriott Hotel, Princeton, NJ Seabord Surety Corporation, Bedminster, NJ Trecom, Edison, NJ US Ink, Carlstadt,NJ City Federal Savings and Loan, NJ New Jersey State Library, Ewing Township, NJ University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA E.I.Du Pont de Nemours, Wilmington, DE Depfa Bank, New York, NY
Chubb Commercial Insurance, Whitehouse Station, NJ Yad Le Banim, Municipality of Beer-Sheva, ISRAEL Schering Plough Corporation, Liberty Corner, NJ Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Lansdale, PA PSE&G, Newark, NJ Centocor, Incorporated, Malvern, PA Teitelbaum & Hiller, P.C. NYC, NY Ciba-Geigy, Florham Park, NJ Equity Office Properties, 301 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT
2018 Cautionary Tales: The Blurry Line Between Collecting and Hoarding, Gladwyne Library Gallery, Gladwyne, PA
2017 Presidential Manipulations Retrospective: Four Decades, Six Presidents, SOMA Studio Tour, South Orange, NJ
2016 Sensuous Stripes, Gallery 103, Maplewood, NJ
2015 Cautionary Tales: The Blurry Line, Palmer Museum, Springfield, NJ
Stones of Resonance: Jerusalem, China and Tibet, Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, NJ
Cautionary Tales: The Blurry Line, Wellspring Health Collective, Maplewood, NJ
2014 Color Grid Re-Visions II, Compelling Images Fine Art Gallery, SOJAX, South Orange, NJ
Cautionary Tales, Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood, NJ
2013 Stripes Are In, Salem Roadhouse Gallery, Union, NJ
2011 Color Grid Re-Visions, Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ
2010 Stones of Resonance: Prague, Jerusalem and Berlin, Gallery on Grant, Axelrod Arts Center, Deal, NJ
2009 Presidential Manipulations, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Jerusalem Stones, Gallery Lev Shalem, Woodstock, New York
2008 Stone Series: Jerusalem and Berlin, Gaelen Gallery East, Cooperman JCC, West Orange, NJ
2007 Stone Series Selections, Mishmar HaEmek, Jezreel Valley and Hutzot HaYotzer, Jerusalem, Israel
1996 Permutations 2, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
1995 Rainboworks and Beer-Sheva Mural Project, The Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ
1994 Paintings on Canvas and Paper and Wall Installations, DDC Fine Arts, Montclair, NJ