Abraham Storer (b. 1981) is a Brooklyn-based artist from Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He is interested in the tradition of landscape painting as a place for spiritual inquiry and the contrasts that can arise in response to the contemporary landscape. Storer’s group exhibitions include Planty, Gallery Minshar, Tel Aviv (2012); and Cabin Fever, Mixed Greens, Brooklyn (2011).

Storer has received a Fulbright Fellowship to Israel (2011-2012), and a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (2010). Publications include The Times of Israel, ARTINFO, The Boston Globe and The Houston Chronicle. Storer received his M.F.A. from Boston University and his B.A. from Brandeis University.

During his Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Storer will embark on a plein-aire painting project by exploring images that describe the island as a place of remove within an urban context, particularly focusing on the water as a barrier and the uncanny contrasts that exist in this peculiar space.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist