Figureworks ®
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

hours: Saturday, Sunday 1-6PM
and by appointment


fine art of the human form


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Leonard Baskin
Self Portrait at 59
watercolor on paper, 22" x 17-1/2"

Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.

Figureworks opened in 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.


Arlene Morris
Girl with Owl
oil on board, 20" x 16", 2015


Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.


: All works within this site are copyrighted and can not be used without Figureworks permission.



Yuliya Lanina, Parrot, acrylic & collage, 11" x 14"

Strange Birds
January 11 - March 3, 2019

Jennifer Delilah
Susan Hamburger
Yuliya Lanina
Paul Plante

Jean Pierre Alaux
Leonard Baskin
Anne Bernard
Bonnie Faulkner
Arlene Morris
Alexander Ney
Kiki Smith

Figureworks is very pleased to open 2019 with Strange Birds.  This exhibition features artists who have introduced our fine feathered friends into the scope of their work.

Narrative painter Jennifer Delilah finely details her anthropomorphic birds into elaborate and historic environments. Featured are two large oils, one exposing a cock fight in front of the New York Stock Exchange and the other with a pair of bald eagles suspending an exotic tethered bird. She notes, "I'm fascinated by the ways in which people come to revel in dominating others or in being dominated, taking on the role of predator or prey, and the ways in which people come to love their chains." 

Susan Hamburger’s City BIrds is an ongoing project comprised of pigeons, starlings and sparrows inspired by a collection of Meissen porcelain birds at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here, however, the birds are far more prosaic and created almost entirely from papier-mâché using the New York Times. Representing native, nuisance and invasive species, the work is a metaphor and an homage to the birds we take for granted in our midst.  

In the entrance to the gallery, Susan has also created Fish & Fowl, an expansive 14ft. wall installation featuring various birds of New York.

Yuliya Lanina creates alternate realities in her work - ones based on sexuality, fetishism, and identity. All of Lanina’s characters are created from dissembled collaged parts that have been restructured and painted over. These provocative paintings explore and poke fun at our fascination with the dark and animalistic parts of the human psyche.

Father Paul Plante, a Catholic Priest and Maine artist, passed away in 2016 leaving behind a large body of oil pastel paintings, many focused solely on the eyes of birds. These intimate 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" oil pastel paintings call to mind the cosmos and the mysteries of life, as well as the spirit of his subjects.  

Adding to the above mentioned artists are a variety of extraordinary bird-related works by select artists working in various media, including painting, sculpture, encaustic, stained glass, and mixed media on paper. 

Artem Mirolevich
Book Thief

March 8 - April 21, 2019
Reception : Friday evening, March 8th, 6-9pm

Figureworks is very pleased to present Artem Mirolevich’s Book Thief.  This intimate series repurposes antiquated book covers, maps and pages with a variety of mixed media including torn pages, thread, paint, pen and ink.  This is a natural foundation for Mirolevich to work from, as it marries his fanciful, narrative style to his obsession with historic and futuristic exploration.   

168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211

Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment


Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.


© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.