"Taking a break from picture-making based on direct observation of the world beyond my studio, I am spending some time observing only the marks I make with my hand. These drawings are made with one tool (a ball-point pen), one shape (a square, more or less) and one color (black). They are part of an attempt to discover how much of the visible world I can represent, or suggest, without drawing any of the objects in it."
Barry Pelzner, 2013
Barry Pelzner earned both a BA and MA from Reed College, and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). He is a professor at PNCA, and has taught at Oregon College of Art and Craft, and at Portland State University. His artwork is held in many permanent collections including the City of Portland, the City of Seattle, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and the Portland Art Museum.