Mitchell Schorr ’90 Creates World-inspired Art

“Growing up in New York City I have always had a love for public art works,” says Mitchell Schorr, class of 1990. “I make art works that become part of the environment and feel like they belong in the space.”

Mitchell has traveled the four corners of the world looking for inspiration, including the remote regions of India, Nepal, and the Middle East. He spent a month in Cuba in 2009, painting his experiences as they unfolded.

Mitchell’s work has been displayed at the 2003 Grammy Awards, where it was featured in the Green Room of Madison Square Garden. You may be familiar with Mitchell’s 3-D mural entitled “A Day at the Races” in Chinatown’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The NYC Parks and Recreation Department, Shine Mural Project, the National Arts Club, and New York-based Gen Art have all recognized and commissioned Mitchell’s skills as a muralist.

Recently, his art has been part of showings in London and Rome. Currently, the James Beard Foundation is presenting new paintings by Mitchell in a show entitled “It Comes from the Crate”. The exhibit runs from March 1 through May 1 at The Greenhouse Gallery at the Beard House, 167 W. 12th Street in Manhattan.

“The recurring themes throughout my pieces are energy, motion, sound, color, and texture,” says Mitchell. “I want to evoke within the viewer a desire to touch my paintings,or become part of them.”

Mitchell Schorr has been featured and reviewed in ArtNewsDetailsFlatiron NewsMiami Herald, UPN 9, NY-1 News, MSG Network, and MSNBC. You can see more of Mitchell’s work on his website: