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 and Agnes Martin 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 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. Mr. Freed has been represented by galleries in Saint Louis, Kansas City, and New York City.