A native of Newton, Massachusetts, Kaufman received her B.A. from Brandeis University where she learned printmaking from Michael Mazur, and her M.F.A. from University of Pennsylvania. She continued her studies at Massachusetts College of Art and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Kaufman has participated in workshops with Eric Fischl, Wolf Kahn, Larry Rivers, and Lois Tarlow. She is a Corporate Artist of the DeCordova Museum Corporate Program as well as a member of the Monotype Guild of New England; Concord Art Association, Printmakers of Cape Cod, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Medici Society; and juried artist member of the Cambridge Art Association and the Cape Cod Art Association. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art New England magazine. Kaufman’s art is in many collections nationwide. She has received awards and has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries throughout New England, Pennsylvania including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and New York. Recently, Theodore Stebbins, Curator of American Art at Harvard University’s Fogg Museum, juried her art into the CAA Northeast Prize Show; Arthur Dion, Director of Gallery NAGA, juried her art into the CAA 66th Annual Members Prize Show; and Howard Yezerski, of the Howard Yezerski Gallery, juried her art into the CAA Red exhibition. Her art was featured on TV NECN Dream House: Elderly Home and in Dream Home/08 at the Boston Design Center. You can see her paintings in the Hollywood movie Bride Wars with Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway directed by Gary Winick. Look for her art in this year’s annual Southern New England Home magazine.
“I keep coming back to pears and flowers in my art. I enjoy reinventing the brushstrokes and color in my work, expressing them in new ways each time I paint. Having that one pear surrounded by gestures, colors, textures and patterns, or having a grouping of pears all relating to each other, creates a complex and interesting composition. Flowers, in a bouquet or a field, always bring me happiness as they give me an emotional feeling of life in its glory. With the layering and mixed media in my art, you see more as you keep looking. Each work is one-of-a-kind original.”