Alan Metnick

Alan Metnick, photo by Scott Lapham.

Alan Metnick, photo by Scott Lapham.

Alan Metnick was born in Chicago and came of age in the 1960s. Shaken by the political turmoil of the era, he earned a BA in history at the University of Wisconsin. Determined to forge a meaningful life as an artist, Metnick first embraced photography, creating sensitive and strong work under the guidance of photographer Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received an MFA. Characteristically, he discovered printmaking while making protest posters for the Vietnam War, Kent State, and Cambodia, under RISD instructor Art Wood. Since then Metnick has created a body of work (photography, serigraphy, drawing, and stained glass) that reflects his many talents and interests in “the historical, biblical, and personal.” Metnick has managed a silkscreen business and gallery, published books and portfolios, and exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in Rhode Island and Poland, among other venues.

Source: NetWorks 2013 – 2014 Catalogue


The Tunnels, 2012–2014
Stained glass, various dimensions


Christian De Rezendes
Richard Goulis
Music written and performed by: Wendy Klein
Studio Assistant: Jennifer Almeida
Slawatycze Color Photographs: Karen Greene, Tim Greene and Saul Metnick, courtesy of: Slawatycze Landsmanshaft
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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