"Some obsessions compel me to explore how far repetitive mark-making can serve to generate illusions of spacial depth and movement in a narrowly restricted, non-representational format. In the case of my ball-point pen and India ink drawings, the repetitive mark-making should be self-evident. In my watercolor images, obsessive repetition of a single shape is offered as a substitute for repetitive mark-making. Results may vary." -Barry Pelzner


Barry Pelzner earned both a BA and MA from Reed College, and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. 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.