Figureworks ®
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

hours: Saturday, Sunday 1-6PM
and by appointment


fine art of the human form


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Fernando de Szyszlo
Waman Wasi I
, Mixografia on Arches paper, edition 81/100
29-1/2" x 22"

Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.

Figureworks opened in 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.

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Arlene Morris
Red, White, and Blue
2017,paint on handmade rice paper, 47" x 29"


Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.


: All works within this site are copyrighted and can not be used without Figureworks permission.


Jacquelyn Schiffman
September 9 - October 29, 2017


Figureworks is very pleased to open this fall season with a new series of Lutradur-based sculpture and paintings on plastic by Jacquelyn Schiffman.

For many years, Schiffman has worked with Lutradur, a strong, lightweight polyester-based fabric that accepts paints and other mixed medium very well. In this exhibition, Schiffman has cut, manipulated and threaded the material into suspended figurative sculpture. This allows the forms to move and light to filter through the work in strikingly beautiful ways.

These floating forms take on a powerful presence in the gallery as they respond to the slightest air currents, creating interaction and conversations with each other. This evokes a variety of emotional responses, including humor, reverence, and nostalgia.

Joining this work are a number of select two-dimensional paintings Schiffman created in the 1980’s. These paintings were created on paper and affixed to various colored plexiglass sheets. They compliment the sculpture beautifully and provide additional insight into Schiffman’s development with sculpture.
Artist’s Statement

"In this my third solo exhibition at Figureworks Gallery, I look into the material nature of art in our time. I begin with figure drawings which I sew into three dimensions with a focus on lightness and expression. Over time I experimented with various materials including the plastics which are part of this show. I settled on Lutradur because it is light and transparent. I greatly admire the work of Jean Dubuffet. Other influences include Greer Langton, Marta Kuhn-Weber and Eileen Gray".


168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211

Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment



Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.


© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.