Dina Bursztyn is a writer and visual artist; she sculpts, draws and paints She has been awarded numerous public art commissions by New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, and the Public Art Fund, among others. Her work has been represented extensively in galleries, museums and public spaces throughout the country as well as abroad.
Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Double Take Magazine, Daily News Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, National Public Radio and in numerous journals, books and catalogues.
Originally from Argentina, where she obtained a Masters in Latin American Literature, she has been a long time NY resident. Currently she divides her time between NYC and the Hudson Valley.
Parallel to practicing her art, Dina has been working in numerous arts in education programs for elementary and middle school students in NYC and she has had extensive and successful experience developing programs and conducting workshops for children, teachers and teaching artists, in public schools, libraries, art organizations and museums.
To see other works by Dina please see www.potatospirit.com, http://openstudiocatskill.com
For an autobiographical essay plesase see http://www.potatospirit.com/gallery_watch_essay.html