Ed Pramuk Biography
Edward Pramuk was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1936. He studied art at the Akron Art Institute, and completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts at Kent State University, with one year of advanced study at Queens College in New York under Abstract Expressionists James Brooks and John Ferren. Pramuk taught art at the LSU School of Art from 1964 to 2000.
''I use imagined spaces, architectural motifs, and references to traditional painting to call up metaphors for my spatial concerns. I want to create a dream about the real, and at the same time to satisfy my interest in manipulating space. The fulfillment of this idea occurs when the weight of emotion generated by each pictorial situation is in harmony with an interior image. The revelation of images is the goal of my work.''
Pramuk's numerous exhibitions have included:
LSU Fine Arts Faculty Exhibitions at the School of Art Gallery (1965-2008)
One Man Show at the New Orleans Museum of Art (1974)
From My Window at the Galerie Simonne Stern in New Orleans (1976)
Abstraction in Louisiana at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans (1980)
Annual exhibition at the National Academy of Design in New York (1983)
Circe in Louisiana at the First Street Gallery in New York (1985)
Landscape, Cityscape, Seascape at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans (1988)
Three from Baton Rouge at the Sylvia Schmidt Gallery in New Orleans (1995)
Space, Myth and Memory: Retrospective Exhibition at the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum and the Alexandria Museum of Art
Voyage and Marking Time at the Ann Connelly Fine Art Gallery in Baton Rouge (2005)
His works are included in both private and public collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Louisiana State Collection; the Pan American Life Insurance Group in New Orleans; Southeastern Louisiana University and the LSU Museum of Art.