Cliff Tisdell is a visual artist. His work is in private collections in New York, Canada, Germany and England.
A child of the sixties, Mr. Tisdell was part of the east village scene in the 1960s where he attended the School of Visual Arts but left after one year to attend Rutgers University. With a career in journalism in mind, he focused on communications and political science. However, the pull to make art was too strong and after a few years of working various jobs, he started working as a freelance illustrator in NYC getting assignments from the Village Voice and Seven Days Magazine. This led to a position in a small design agency. He started his own graphic design boutique in the 1990s before deciding to focus on his personal art and attend classes at Parsons and the Art Students League.
His series of talks currently includes, Victory of Pan: How Picasso Survived in Occupied Paris and Why the Landscape?, Armchair Voyager: Joseph Cornell, Artists Fighting Censorship and Fractured Space: How Modern Artists Changed the way we See.
Mr. Tisdell's work has appeared at Ivan Karp's OK Harris Gallery, the Chatauqua Institution, Carnegie Hall, Eric Fischl's America Now and Here project and the Edward Hopper House.
He was a resident artist of the month at the Edward Hopper House Museum in 2019 and is currently represented by Trager Contemporary in Charleston. S.C.
Trager Contemporary, SC 2019
Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY resident artist - Sept 2019
New City Library, solo show 2018
Valley Cottage Library solo show 2018
VanDerPlas Gallery, NYC 2016
George Segal Gallery, Montclair State featured artist 2015
Brenda Taylor Gallery, NYC 2014
America: Now and Here 2014 curated by Eric Fischl
OK Harris Gallery, NYC 2013 Ivan Karp, curator
University of Texas, Tyler TX
Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Commision 2012, Charlotta Kotik, curator
The Chatauqua Institution, NY 2012
First Street Gallery, NYC 2012, Dore Ashton, curator
Viridian Artists, NYC 2010
Grounds for Sculpture 2010
K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX 2009, Mellisa Miller, curator
Pleiades Gallery, NYC 2009, Nat Trotman, Guggenheim, curator
George Segal Gallery 2009
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, MA 2008
Jersey City Museum 2004
Gallery of Living Artists, NYC 1996
Organization for Independent Artists, NYC 1995
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts 1994
Manhattan JCC, 3-D workshops 2005
Center for Jewish History, illustration, graphic design 2005
Carnegie Hall, 3-sheet posters, American Composers Orchestra, 1999 season
American Museum of Natural History, animation project
Villlage Voice, illustration
Seven Days Magazine, illustration
Art Students League
NYU Center for Advanced Digital Applications
Arts Students League
NYU, Center for Advanced Digital Applications
Parsons School of Design
Rutgers University, BA
School of Visual Arts