Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura, Artist-in-Residence

2019-2020 Artist Residency

The Worship and Arts committee is pleased to announce our new Artist-in-Residence, Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura.  Trudy is local collage artist who has been commissioned for a Nassau community specific work created from the papers and materials important to (and provided by) our congregation.   All ages will have the opportunity to participate through contributing personal papers and attending workshops, starting with informational presentation on October 20, at 12:15 where you will be able to see a sketch of the final design and even begin to add to the work yourself!  We hope to display this newly-created artwork in worship in May of 2020.  This residency is supported by the Frances Clark Fund and the Ammons Music Fund.


I have been a working artist since attending Philadelphia College of Art and graduating with a BFA from Tyler School of Art. My focus is primarily on jewelry design and goldsmithing and I have sold and exhibited my work internationally.  All the while, I have had a lifelong love affair with paper and have saved, catalogued and hoarded report cards, postcards, travel brochures, invoices, documents, medical records and books of travels, important personal events and several generations of my family’s ephemera.  After the death of my mathematician father, my longstanding interest in paper collage was rekindled; I wanted to make use of and honor his personal papers and writings to make a collaged momento mori portrait of him.  This set me on a new path on which I have been traveling since. In the last 3 years, my work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in NYC, LA, Chicago, Denver, Cincinnati, Princeton, the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Hamptons, and many commissioned portraits are included in private collections.

View some of this work online: https://trudy-borenstein-sugiura.squarespace.com/

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