Most recently I’ve been making pattern paintings on paper with non-traditional shapes. For three years before that, I was painting patterns over portraits on paper, with oil paint, and then making unique creative places (framing) for each piece. The patterns reflect my continued exploration of movement. The patterns also give the portrait a psychological vail with which to see fresh aspects in the character of the person. Over a lifetime I have invented technologies for manipulating the mediums that intrigue me in order to create unexpected form and imagery. My work with light and mirrors makes the inventive and unimagined, excitingly real. Sydney Cash


Sydney Cash’s work is in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, and le Muse des Arts Decoritifs in Paris.

His work has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Museum of Modern Art, the Falcon in Marlboro, New York, and many other private, public and corporate agencies.

Cash’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including: OK Harris Gallery-NYC, Heller Gallery-NYC, Carpe Dium Gallery-Paris, Orlando Museum of Art, Retretti Art Museum-Punkaharju, Finland, Detroit Institute of Art.

He has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, the Fellissimo Award, as well as fellowships from The National Endowment for The Arts and from the New York Foundation for The Arts.

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He’s involved with Buddhism and the Diamond Approach. He enjoys swimming, gardening, speaking French and his family.