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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alexander calder santa claus

Alexander Calder
from the Santa Claus Suite portfolio, 1974
etching on Arches Velum, 20" x 26"

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.

meridith mcneal music lessons

Meridith McNeal
Inside/Outside - Music Lessons
2016, ink and watercolor on paper, 32" x 24"


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.



March 3 - April 16, 2017

Figureworks has been on the move - one flight down to the ground floor space.

It is with great pleasure to re-open the gallery with new works on paper by Arlene Morris.
Arlene Morris was one of the first artists to exhibit at Figureworks in 2000, making this inaugural exhibition even more celebratory.

Arlene Morris divides her studio time between oil painting and mixed media work on paper. A Maine-based artist, she is inspired by her contemporaries and environment.

This new series uses handmade Kozo paper with embedded chips of Maine mica, created by neighboring artist Richard Lee. Arlene has molded, stitched, painted and stained the paper to create these spectacular reliefs. The work is personal and haunting. The figures, seemingly delicate and innocent hold dark secrets that is often revealed through hand stitched text.

Arlene says of the this work, "Sometimes I feel I’m all over the place when it comes to art. One minute I am engrossed in a painting, liking it but then needing to walk away from it. At the moment nothing is more beautiful than handmade paper and an idea when they come together. It started with a written piece; a stream of consciousness that went on for four typed pages about now and then, the time in between, growing up, before we have a sense of who we are and where we are going… each child looking forward; a woman looking backward. Out of the writing came a series of handmade paper figures, each painted, pieced, stitched and molded with embroidered words from the story."

This work is a perfect compliment to Figureworks new exhibition space - each historically reflecting on the past while recreating a striking new future.

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.