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  • Birthday 12/11/1951

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    Come on up to the house! SHOTSIE GORMAN BIO Born 1951, Paterson, New Jersey Former martial arts instructor/ Nidan (Second rank of Black Belt) in Kobayashi Shorin- Ryu, Multi media Sculptor, Arts educator, 32 year Professional Tattoo Artist, Co-founder/ Former Vice President of, Alliance of Professional Tattooist, Published non- fiction, Journalist, Poet, Author Poetry collection THE BLACK MARKS HE MADE Proteus Press Albany NY, Publisher Tattoo Advocate Journal, Former owner of Shotsie's Tattoo? Studio's in Wayne and West Milford NJ. Shotsie Exhibits a myriad of art forms, Functional Pottery, Abstract ceramic art, painted furniture, Hand tufted carpets, Decorative boxes, Painted ceramic tiles, Oil on canvas figurative and landscapes, Impasto Acrylic abstractions multi media art works in museums and galleries around the world. He is a lecturer on the art and history of tattooing. Lecturing at Universities and Art Institutions around the US and Europe focusing on the creative drive and the interrelationship between culture and ritual. Gorman lectures on process and presents thrilling poetry workshops for teens on the edge. A retrospective of visual and literary work at the Jersey City University Museum Gallery, Jersey City NJ and Paterson Museum, Paterson NJ. Shotsie is currently presenting “ A CONVERSATION WITH SHOTSIE GORMAN� A dialogues on unblocking the self-critic at tattoo events around the west coast of the US. Recent shows and Speaking engagements were in diverse settings from universities to Tattoo Exhibitions in 1997-98-99 –01- 02-03-4 Bologna Italy, Moscow Russia, Orlando, Florida, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, Texas, Stockholm, Sweden. 2008-2009 Sedona, AZ, Loveland Colorado, watch for lecture series at the Sonoma Community Center Sonoma CA @010 Fresno tattoo Expo. Redwood writers conference. Currently exhibiting in: Raku Gallery, Jerome AZ Gifted Hands Gallery, Sedona Az SAC Gallery Sedona, Az Absolut Vodka Advertisement John Natsoulas art Center Davis CA Northern Arizona University prestigious 2009 juried biennial Ceramic exhibit at the NAU Art Museum. Juried by Kurt Weiser Sonoma Community center gallery Boswell Gallery Sugarloaf New York 2009 December Cover for the International Potters Guild 2009 Pottery calendar 2008 Museum Of Natural History Body art exhibit NYC NY 2008 Exhibitor and lecture series on Contemporary cultural icons in tattooing South Street Seaport Museum tattoo and the world exhibit NYC NY Shotsie co-hosted Boswell’s pottery studios Sugarloaf NY 2005-2007 a very successful Empty bowls pottery workshop fundraiser for the homeless and food bank in Orange County New York. 2008 Fundraiser for Eva’s Kitchen Paterson NJ for mobile emergency treat van for the homeless. 2009 fund raiser for “ The Children’s Hospital� in Davis California with Bill Hill in Roseville CA raising 17,000.00 Well Red Coyote Book Store Poetry performances Poetry workshop series “Mining for God.� Spoken word performance Poets Corner, Sedona AZ Trinity Church Poetry 2009 Reading series Member in goods standing with the Redwood Writers Group Santa Rosa, North Bay CA Shotsie is a self educated artist and a world traveler. He has appeared many times in print media as journalist and feature subject including: Newsweek, New York Times, Village Voice; Bergen County NJ-At Your Leisure Magazine cover Review of the New Jersey Poetry scene, innumerable newspapers around the US and contemporary hard cover books and periodicals on Tattooing and Fine Art. Shotsie has appeared as a tattoo ambassador on: Geraldo, Good Morning NY, Good Morning America, Am NY, AM Philadelphia, Eye On New Jersey, CBS Nightwatch Many local and regional News programs. He has helped to author Customizing the Body with anthropologist Clinton Sanders Temple University PA. In addition he was a major contributor The Total Tattoo Book with Amy Krackow. Shotsie was chosen to write the preface for Tattooed Women Photographer William De Michele Proteus Press Albany NY an award winning photo essay of tattooed women in contemporary culture. Shotsie was an honorary attendee representing the East Coast of the United States at the first Italian multi cultural tattoo exhibit organized by Georgio Ursinni Italian Cultural center Roma Italy La Asino and Zebra Shotsie's First book of poetry "THE BLACK MARKS HE MADE" Published by Proteus Press, Albany NY and released IN SEPTEMBER 1999 with a companion spoken word CD produced by Record Plant Inc. Winner of the Allen Ginsberg award Paterson Poetry Center supported by National Endowment for the arts Paterson Community College, Paterson New Jersey 1999 Poetry Anthologies: Will Work For Peace Paterson the poets City Featured Poet at: School of Visual Arts spoken word artist series. The Back Fence Cafe Bleeker Street in NYC. November 19th at Knitting Factory reading series Featured poet along with Bret Axel, Donna Spector, Lyn Lifshin, in Middletown NY at the Thrall Library Greens Cafe 90 North Street Middletown November Greenwood lake Library GoPoetry Online TV featured with Orange County Poets GoPoetry.com JCC Metro West Orange, NJ School Of Visual Arts NYC Woodstock Poetry society Festival Poetry on the Loose- Sponsored by Orange county Arts council With Bill Seaton director Middletown NY Alice's Tuscan Cafe, Warwick NY Goshen Village book Store, Goshen NY Goshen Village library, spring writers series Mug and the Bean poetry Series, Rutherford, Soda Pop Shop Montclair NJ reading series Allen Ginsberg Award Ceremony, Paterson Museum, Paterson NJ Greens Cafe Middletown NY Barnes and Noble reading series West Paterson NJ Jersey City University NOVEMBER 4-25TH A POETRY READING SHOTSIE GORMAN RETROSPECTIVE PAINTING AND TATTOO EXHIBITION "Word art GREENWOOD LAKE WINTER VOICES SERIES JOSHUA TREE - WOODSTOCK NY 10 FEATURED poets Goshen Village Library- Goshen NY Well Red Coyote- Sedona AZ Poets Corner Sedona AZ Trinity Church poetry reading series 2009 Healdsburg CA poet’s series 2009 And many others Shotsie is 59 years old Currently living in Sonoma California with his wife and fellow artist Kristine Gorman his three children Lucas Orion Gorman 20, and Emma Fairchild Gorman and their youngest Cleo Avalon Rose Gorman aged 7.
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    Sonoma, California, United States
  • Interests
    Everything Billiards, Music, Art of All Kinds, Kids, Bowling Close Encounters, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Occupation
    President/Artist, Tattooist, potter,sculptor,painter,poet

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  1. OK here is the proper way to act if you started with that artists you should seek them out. You never know if he or she was treated with respect and how they come to leave the shop. Seek them out to finish what they started. It bad manners for the shop to immediately try to pass you off to someone else to do the work. The shop owner is just being passive aggressive. Trying to hold the money in their shop. If you choose this artist based on their quality or style. Don't let them shove any body on you. Respect your self your choices and the artist who created the work. However if you just walked in and let whomever was available to tattoo you then you really don't care about your work and you should continue to behave that way...
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    Critical tattoo machine portrait
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    Granny Color portrait
  5. Sorry needed to get the deatils here not sure how to delete the previous post!
  6. Come enjoy a large one man exhibit of Shotsie Gorman's Watercolor illustrations wine and feed and a short poetry performance by Shotsie at the opening see link for details
  7. http://www.etsy.com/shop/shotsiegormansworld Shotsie Gorman's creative world filled with images , paintings, sculpture, poetry, stuff to get for friends and your tattoo shop . Have a look!
  8. On Friday June 29th Shotsie Gorman will be interviewed about his writings and recite his personal POETRY at http://sunfmtv.com/ That's KSVY 91.3 FM streaming live a sonoma sunfm.com Tune in at 8am Pacific time to hear and or call in! thanks friends please repost!
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