Moss Freedman was born in Chicago, IL. He studied Fine Arts at Kenyon College and then went on to earn an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis. For nearly two decades, Moss lived and worked in New York City as an animation designer for a Disney affiliated animation studio and then as an Art Director for major advertising companies. Moss currently lives and works as a fine artist and illustrator in Maplewood, NJ.
Moss Freedman’s art evokes a sense of humor, irony, nostalgia and kitsch. His paintings have an archival aesthetic and reference imagery drawn from naturalist collections, dioramas, anachronistic science fiction, and classic pulp magazines. Each painting is paired with a specially selected picture frame, curated to become part of the piece. Thus, the entirety of the piece, painting plus picture frame, is essentially a sculptural object to be seen together as one, (a nod to Moss’ studies in the Washington University Sculpture department, MFA 95). Together, the painting and the frame, embody the theatrical illusion of a rare vintage artifact or a newly discovered, one-of-a-kind collectable from a bygone era.
Recent events and accomplishments:
Solo painting exhibition, Maplewood Memorial Library, November 2016 - 25 paintings
Awarded BEST IN SHOW, Maplewood Artwalk 2015 for Bigfoot's Mountain Meadow, 2015.