Marc Isaacs is an award winning New York based artist who works both in ceramics and paint. His work explores his personal journey of rehabilitation from physical injuries and the process and hope found in healing. The insight gained from this often affords him a special viewpoint into the suffering of others which is also part of his work. Marc currently shows his work in the New York area. Marc is a certified New York State K-12 art teacher with a BFA in Art Education and Master of Fine Arts Degree specializing in ceramics. He also enjoys teaching Martial Arts, woodworking and ceramics to children and is a Master instructor in T’ai Chi with over 30 years experience. He recently said;” The arts have helped me to grow to such an extent that I find value in sharing its empowering qualities with others. I have learned to keep trying over and over again to find the solutions to art puzzles and in so doing see a completely different organization to the world around me.” It is this spirit that he wishes to share with others to help everyone he meets blossom in the way God wills.
Accomplishments / CV
123 Roxton Road
Plainview, NY 11803
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He was born in December of 1958 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Queens, New York. As the son of an art teacher mother and a garment district father Mr. Isaacs chose to follow careers that utilized the creative skills of both. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 he followed a path of physical arts which further prepared him for visual studies due to their clear associations with form. Some years later in 2000 Marc entered college for the sole purpose of becoming an art teacher. He currently resides in Plainview, N.Y. and although Mr. Isaacs has had several different careers, the visual arts have always been a substantial part of his life.
Present Employment Great South Bay YMCA Bay Shore NY
Ceramics and Woodworking Instructor for Pre-Teens
C.W. Post Long Island University Brookville, NY
Friend and Instructional Assistant Ceramics Department.
Education M.F.A May 2013 C.W. Post, L.I.U.. Brookville, NY
May 2009 B.F.A. Art Education, Summa Cum Laude C. W. Post, L.I.U
Visual Arts Certification k-12
Honors and Awards Rose Krebs award for excellence in the ceramic arts 2006
H.H Born Award for Academic Excellence in The Arts 2009
Dean Frederick O. Bissell Academic Achievement Award for a Non-Traditional Student 2009
Skills and Qualifications Electric kilns and Gas Raku kilns, Clay and Glazes, Microsoft Power Point and Word, Adobe Photoshop
Relevant Experience Exploring culture and traditions summer ceramics Japan 1991/92, 2005 and 2009.
Solo Show Hillwood Gallery Senior Show December 15-20/08 “Isaacs on Eye”
Group Shows Hutchens Gallery, Brookville, NY June 15- July 21 2012 “Fired Up”
Box Gallery, Sea Cliff, NY October 5th – Oct 30 2011
Firehouse Gallery Show, Bay Shore, NY Oct 15-29 2011
Post Sculpture Gallery Show Sept 20-25 2010 “IN SERIES”
MFA Spring Show Hutchens Gallery, January 2013
MFA Thesis Show Hill wood Museum, Old Brookville, NY April 8th to May 10, 2013
Kipps Gallery, Chelsea, NY New Adventures Exhibition April 18 to May 1, 2013
Glenwood Arts Center Potatoville show, Glenwood Landing, NY Dec 14, 2013- Feb. 8, 2014
Art Space Patchogue Gallery, Patchogue, NY. Modernisms Show January 5- 22, 2014
Bay Shore Christian Church, Bay Shore, NY. 7Seals –Reflections , April 20 & 27, 2014
Metropolitan Museum of Art Japanese Flower Arrangement Exhibition containers 2005 and 2012
Guest Lecturer C.W. Post Long Island University, Secondary Methods Education
Ceramics at Robbins Lane Elementary, Syosset, NY October 2012
Artist in Residence Ceramics at Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY 2012-14