Miriam Singer

Studio & Gallery

Space 1026 1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor Philadelphia PA 19107

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Archived Work

Artist's Biography

Miriam Singer received her BA in Sociology and Studio Art from Brandeis University in 2000, and her MFA in Painting, with a concentration in Printmaking, from Massachusetts College of Art in 2003. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2004, she has exhibited at LG Tripp Gallery, Friends of the Print and Picture Collection, Art in the Airport, James Oliver Gallery, Gallery Siano, Inliquid at Painted Bride, Art in City Hall, Topstitch, Spector Gallery, Gallery at Minnow, and Padlock Gallery. Singer uses a combination of printmaking and drawing media to create her unique works on paper and designs for public art projects. Noted public art projects with The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program include Southeast by Southeast, 2013; Under The Clothespin, 2012; and Take Me to the River, 2010. Singer's accumulated imagery becomes layered and busy with impressions of the cityscape. Singer is currently a LG Tripp Gallery Artist and a current member of Space 1026.

Artist's Statement

My drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach. I walk by the river and explore streets, describe noise and time through a stacking of shapes, color, and repetitive patterns. Squares provide the basic measurement of this imagined urban landscape in which a finished and unfinished moment in time coexist on the same field. Sometimes it may appear as a crowded future, only without people, or it may appear empty, like something from the distant past.

One day is added to the next day with markers, pencil, prints, glue, and paint, and imagery is added from smaller drawings, intaglio, screen prints, and sketchbooks. A fragmented day or a day that merged into the next are represented by a visual labyrinth of shapes. A drawing I made in the park yesterday changes drastically tomorrow. In the beginning my process is additive, but often the drawing increases in density and I hide and remove imagery and color. I am interested expressing the fragmentation of a fictional city as a collage of noise, pattern, and density. The city metaphorically building and disappearing at once, as a metaphor for the way time changes and fluctuates.

Selected Exhibitions

Miriam Singer: Endless Day, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Making Our Mark, Star Wheel Printers, Avenue Gallery at The Gershwin Y, Philadelphia, PA Invitational

The Afterlife: CityWide, Space 1026 Collective at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Zine of The Month Retrospective, Booklyn Art Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
Curator: Mark Price

Points of View, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

Works on Paper, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Luella Tripp

Raw Hide, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Built Up, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Transit Daydreams, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
Part of Philagrafika 2010

On The Rise; Inaugural Exhibition of Philadelphia Emerging Artists, The Art Gallery At City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Urbania, Luke and Eloy Gallery, Pittsburg, PA

Premiere, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

De’rive Dreams, Inliquid at Bride, The Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: John Murphy

Survey: Summer 2007, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Luella Tripp

Art of the City, Art in The City Hall, Philadelphia, PA,
Curator: Cavin Jones

In-Habit, Honeymilk Gallery at Topstitch, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Carrie Powell

February Exhibition, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Luella Tripp

What a Relief!: The Woodcut in Contemporary Printmaking, The Philadelphia Print Collaborative at Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Shelley Langdale

Logan’s Run: prints, drawings, paintings, and other from artists under 30, Padlock Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Damian Jared Weinkrantz

Birds, Birds, Birds, Gallery at Minnow, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Bryan Winters

Lubrica Mi Vida, Diane Ashley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Damian Jared Weinkrantz

Artist's Bibliography

Fabbri, Anne, “A gallery stroll in Old City,” Broad Street Review, September 14, 2014

Hahn, Ashley, "Under The Clothespin Revealed," Plan Philly April 3, 2012

Newhall, Edith, "2 at LGTripp," The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 31

Schwartz, Chip, "Abstract Processes fuel two at LGTripp and two at Bridgette Mayer," The Art Blog, November 18

Gates, Kellie Patrick, "A chance to see new Penn Treaty Park Inspired art and artifacts," Plan Philly, December 1

Melamed, Samantha, "Quick and Dirty Street Art Drawing Viewers to the River", Philadelphia Inquirer, October 7

Rosof, Libby “Studio Visit-Miriam Singer Maps The City” artblog, July 28, 2008

Rosof, Libby “Beyond the Fringe-Miriam Singer at The Bride” artblog, September 3, 2007

Newhall, Edith “Summery, Summary” Philadelphia Inquirer, August 3, 2007

Newhall, Edith “Fab Four” The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 16, 2007

Professional Experience

2013 - 2014
Printmaking Faculty, Intro to Etching, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Lead Artist, Southeast by Southeast, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

Artist, Digging The City, Independence Seaport Museum and URS Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Co-curator, Detour Window at R.E.Load Bags, Philadelphia, PA

Lead Artist, Under The Clothespin, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia PA

Instructor, Intro to Screenprinting, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2010 - 2013
Adjunct Professor, Intro to Screen-printing, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2009 - 2010
Lead Artist, Take Me To The River, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia PA

Instructor, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Young Artist Workshop, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist, Continuing Education Program , University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Visual Studies Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

Mitchell Siporin Award, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis Arts Festival, Materials Grant, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Remis Summer Fellowship, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Sachar Foundation for Independent Research, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA


Environments Here and There, Printmaking Portfolio Exchange, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Rolling Canvas Artist Collective, Media Bureau, Philadelphia, PA


By The River, Zine of the Month, Philadelphia, PA, August 2011


Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
MFA in Painting, concentration in Printmaking

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
BA, Studio Art, Sociology
summa cum laude