Ed Colker (Mount Kisco, NY) is a well regarded painter, printmaker and poet. His colorful, abstract lithographs depict organic, gestural forms. Colker is also an accomplished writer and has published and illustrated several limited edition books.
Colker was born in Philadelphia and graduated from what is now the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He earned his MA at New York University. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; University of Illinois, Chicago; Cornell University, Ithaca; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn and what is now the University of the Arts. Colker founded the not-for-profit fine art publisher Haybarn Press in collaboration with poets to produce limited edition responses to poetic texts. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Florsheim Fund grantee. He has exhibited all over the US and his works are in many private and public collections including Harvard University, Cambridge; the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.