Cathy Abramson grew up in Middletown, New York. She graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook with a BA in Political Science. She took courses in medical illustration at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Dallas while completing a BS in Instructional Media Technology. Later she studied oil painting at the Yellow Barn Studio in Bethesda and now at the Compass Atelier in Rockville. The artist has been exhibiting her work since 1999 in galleries on the east coast and at Than Mór Art Museum, Nyíracsád, Hungary.
Ms. Abramson currently has an art studio at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville. She worked for 12 years as the art director for NOVA Research Company in Bethesda, MD where she designed publications, posters and exhibits for the National Institutes of Health. In 2005, she illustrated “Wild Washington: Animal Sculptures A to Z”, by Nancy Arbuthnot; in 1997, “Simple Secrets of Parenting: Easy as ABC” by John Baucom. For a number of years she was a co-owner of Grapevine Graphics, a local graphic design firm. She also taught the construction of artist’s books to students and teachers throughout Maryland as an artist-in-residence with the Maryland State Arts Council. She began her career in graphic design and editorial illustration working as the art director for “The Washington Monthly”, a political magazine.
She has exhibited in juried and invitational group shows in New York City, Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia and has won numerous awards. In 2015 she was a featured artist at Artsy Shark.
Ms. Abramson’s work has been favorably reviewed in The Washington Post, the Montgomery County Gazette, The Washington Examiner, InSight Magazine and online in the Daily Campello Art News and the Gaithersburg Patch.