Director of Undergraduate Studies
Areas of Specialization: Drawing, Printmaking: Lithography, Intaglio, Experimental Printmaking
B.F.A. Cooper Union
M.F.A. Stony Brook University
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #4294
Lorena Salcedo-Watson is an artist and printmaker. Her current work consists of large-scale drawings and prints. Her imagery focuses on the relationships between the structures and essential qualities of life forms. Based on a fascination with human anatomy, botany, and entomology, her imagery transforms and re-interprets aspects of nature, filtering through personal experience, observation, and imagination.
Her professional work has primarily been in the field of printmaking. She worked at Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.) for fourteen years as a master printer and collaborator. She was involved in developing projects utilizing a broad range of printmaking techniques including intaglio and photogravure, stone and plate lithography, as well as relief printing, silkscreen, and monotype. Artistic collaborations involved traditional as well as unconventional approaches to printmaking. Multi-media projects include: limited edition books, three-dimensional assembled prints, and hand-sewn three-dimensional multiples. She has worked with artists including; Elizabeth Murray, Terry Winters, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Kiki Smith, Suzanne McClelland, Carroll Dunham, Susan Rothenberg, Julian Lethbridge, Jane Hammond, Lisa Yuskavage, Ellen Gallagher, and Malcolm Morley.
She has actively worked on private collaborations and printed editions with various print workshops in NYC. She taught Intaglio printmaking at Cooper Union for seven years, and was on the faculty of St. Joseph’s College. She was Program Manager for the non-profit Studio at Gallery North in Setauket; coordinating workshops and summer programs, while teaching non-toxic printmaking techniques and papermaking. She established a monitor program there, facilitating teaching and printmaking opportunities for MFA students Stony Brook graduates.
Recent exhibitions include the William Ris Gallery in Jamesport, South Street Gallery in Greenport, Omni Gallery in Uniondale, 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, the Alfred Van Loen Gallery in Huntington, the Islip Museum, Waterfall Arts in Maine, Gallery North in Setauket, Patchogue Arts Gallery, the Giordano Gallery at Dowling College, Briarcliffe College in Bethpage, The Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich CT., the Marist College Art Gallery, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.