Abby Sernoff is a self-taught Mixed Media Collage artist who was raised in Lawrenceville, NJ and has been living in Suburban Philadelphia, PA. for over 20 years. She recently moved Bucks County in 2013. Abby has exhibited her art both locally in the Philadelphia area as well as nationally.
Abby received her B.A. from Macalester College and an MA in Speech Language Pathology from Temple University. Several years ago, her life completely changed when she became seriously ill with Neurological Lyme Disease. Unable to continue working as a Speech Pathologist, Abby began creating collages in 2006.
Working primarily with paper, ink, and acrylic paint, Abby’s collages showcase varied texture, pattern, and color. Her work is inspired by the natural world around us, especially birds. Abby’s artwork is heavily influenced by the mythology and symbolism that birds and other creatures have conveyed over centuries. She strongly believes nature is always communicating with us, and tries to reflect in her artwork the beauty that surrounds us.
Since Abby’s journey as an artist has paralleled her journey healing from illness, she also wishes to convey a message of hope and optimism through her art.