Cliff Tisdell is a painter and sculptor. His work is in private collections in America, 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. However, the pull to make art was too strong and after a few years, he worked as a freelance illustrator in NYC getting assignments from the Village Voice and Seven Days Magazine. He started his own graphic design boutique in NYC during the 1990s before deciding to focus privately on his own art.

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.

Mr. Tisdell is a regular guest speaker at libraries and art institutions across the New York, Metropolitan area.

Selected Exhibitions

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 University, featured artist 2015

Brenda Taylor Gallery, NYC 2014

America: Now and Here 2012 curated by Eric Fischl, Monmouth, Il

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

SOHO20 2011

Viridian Artists, NYC 2010

Grounds for Sculpture 2010

K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX 2009, Mellisa Miller, curator 2009

Pleiades Gallery, NYC 2009, Nat Trotman, Guggenheim, curator

George Segal Gallery 2009

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, MA 2008

Vermont Studio Workshop, fellowship 2006

Jersey City Museum 2004

Gallery of Living Artists, NYC 1996

Organization for Independent Artists, NYC 1995

New Jersey Center for Visual Arts 1994

Selected Projects

Edward Hopper House Advisory Committee 2019-2020

Velazquez, Independent Research, Spain 2019

Guest Lecturer on the Arts, Brookdale Senior Residence, Battery Park, NY 2016 - 2020

Guest Artist/Lecturer, George Segal Gallery, Montclair University 2016

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