Seltzer, Phyllis

Phyllis Seltzer is arguably Cleveland’s most successful living woman artist. A resident of Cleveland for nearly 75 years, she has held exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world. Seltzer’s works are part of numerous public collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, MOCA Cleveland, the Museum of the City of New York, and the U.S. Department of the State. Her work is also a part of more than 50 corporate collections including the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sherwin Williams, the Gund Foundation, and Citibank in New York, Progressive Insurance Company, and BP America in London.

Seltzer is an award-winning master of the heat transfer printmaking technique, a contemporary method that is archivally secure. From conception to final print, Seltzer blends her skill as a master painter with her background in architecture, and then applies her knowledge of advanced technology to create prints of her paintings. The resulting pieces are as grand in scale and size as some of the great works encountered in art history.

Seltzer earned her Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees at University of Iowa, majoring in printmaking under Mauricio Lasansky. She completed postgraduate work in architecture at University of Michigan, as well as at Case Western Reserve University where she studied the History of Technology.