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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Fernando de Szyszlo
Waman Wasi I
, Mixografia on Arches paper, edition 81/100
29-1/2" x 22"

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 patriotic art

Arlene Morris
Red, White, and Blue
2017,paint on handmade rice paper, 47" x 29"


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.


January 12 - February 25, 2018joachim marx

Joachim Marx
"On the LIne"

Figureworks is pleased to open 2018 with a new series of paintings by Joachim Marx entitled On the Line. For many years, Marx has been working on a series of 8" x 8” paintings on panels. It has provided a pleasurable release from his much larger oil on canvasses, which can take many months to complete. In his earlier series, he incorporated finely detailed figures floating within richly textured grounds. This latest series has reduced the figure to simple lines that now float above the paintings on a separate sheet of glass. Bringing this work to a new level, he has created hand-painted frames, uniting the process beautifully. 

Marx says of his work, "My first solo show at Figureworks in 2008 was entitled Samasati. That was supposedly Buddha’s last word. It means remembrance in the sense of remembering our true nature. That show consisted of paintings depicting detailed figures floating or falling in undefined surroundings. Against a sumptuously textured backdrop that invites meditative contemplation, the figures seem removed from daily life struggles and evoke a psychological state of not being in control. The small works in this new exhibit, On the Line, are derived from those earlier paintings."

March 2 - April 15, 2018
ai kijima

"Unexpected Realities: Comics, Culture and Society in Contemporary Art”
Peter Kernz
Ai Kijima (work pictured)
Susan Newmark
Mark Newport
Aaron Noble
Donald Perlis
K. Saito

curated by Bruce Weber

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.