Damon Freed is an artist who cherishes balance and ambiguity that is reinforced by a variety of working methods; from abstracted realities to nonobjective paintings of grids he believes abstraction exists on the edge of perception. And while his father whom is a painter has been his greatest influence, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Kasimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko are among them. Mr. Freed received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, New York City where he graduated with honors. His M.F.A. is from Hunter College, City University of New York. Freed has studied with such luminaries as Jack Whitten, Marilyn Minter, David Chow, Sanford Wurmfeld, Juan Sanchez, Tobi Kahn, Lucio Pozzi, Tim Rollins, Mary Heilman, Susan Crile, Anton van Dalen, Suzanne Anker, and Donald Kuspit among others. He teaches Painting I and II, Design I, and Design II at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. Mr. Freed has been exhibited at galleries in Saint Louis, Kansas City, and New York City.