About

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Artist's statement

In my art, whether it is in the subject matter or the technique, I always ask: “What is behind all that?” It can be a message or a feeling. I create art that reveals and hides, exposes and conceals. I like the viewer to wonder and imagine.
I create non-representational abstract paintings. I express balance and movement using layers of texture, color and marks. Abstraction allows me the freedom to create without comparing to an existing object, it is all my imagination, my memory or my dream and later it is the interpretation of the viewer. When I begin a painting, I never know what the end results will be. I start by laying in the larger shapes which define the structure and set the movement of the piece.  I further enhance the design to establish a strong composition. I add texture and color to generate tension within the elements, and I use the layers to add depth and a three-dimensional illusion. As a mixed media artist, I work with ordinary, everyday materials, such as paper, cardboard, sand, and spackle. 
The biggest challenge I face comes at the end of creating a piece. I stop  when the painting is pleasing to my eye, and I see balance in the composition and colors.
The real interpretation of the paintings is not what I see, I cherish what the individual viewer sees.

Artist's resume

EXHIBITIONS

  • Pacific Art League 100th Anniversary Exhibition, juried by George Rivera, CA, 2021

  • National Collage Society 37th Annual Juried Show, 2021

  • Member show - Artist Alliance, 2021 

  • “UNPRECEDENTED”- Healdsburg Center for the Arts, CA, 2021

  • 24 Annual small exhibition - National collage Society, 2021

  • “composing the future”, NCWCA, CA, 2021

  • “There’s no place like home” - ArtSpan, SF CA, 2021

  • “Art as Gift” - SFWA Gallery SF  CA, 2020-21

  • “Art in the Time of Corona” - New Museum Los Gatos, CA 2020-21

  • 2nd Half - 50 and Over exhibition. Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2020

  • “All-Media Show 2020” Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA

  • “H2O”. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA 2020

  • “The Ground Upon Which We Stand”, NCWCA and Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany CA 2020

  • Artist Showcase, Pacific Art League, CA 2018,2019

  • Los Gatos Art Association Juried show, Los Gatos CA, 2018, 2019

  • ‘Behind All That’ Solo Exhibition at Gallery 9,  2019

  • Rotary Los Altos Fine Art in the Park, Los Altos, CA 2018, 2019 

  • ‘Go Figure’, Bankhead Gallery, Livermore, CA 2019

  • “SNAP!” Arc Gallery SF CA 2016,2019

  • Art of Water Exhibition, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI 2018, 2019

  • Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA 2014

  • 'The painted Chair', Woman's Club, Palo Alto, CA 2014

  • 'Transformation' exhibition, New Coast Gallery, Mountain View, CA 2012

  • Open studios,  CA  2006- 2021

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

  • Best of show. H2O at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA 2020. Juror:  Zea Morvitz  

  • Honorable Mention, FALC, CA 2019.  Juried by Jeff Bramschreiber

  • Honorable Mention. Great Bay Area Open at the Los Gatos Museum of Art, NUMU, CA 2017. Juried by George Rivera.


REPRESENTATION

  • ACCI Gallery, Berkeley 2018 - Present

  • Gallery 9, Los Altos CA 2014 - 2019

  • The Main Gallery, CA 2016 - 2017   

 

EDUCATION

  • Art Classes with Kassem Amoudi, Woodmere art museum online

  • Art Classes with Diane Williams

  • Art Workshop with Michael Shemchuk

  • KCI Foothill College, Los Altos -Certificate in Makerspace coordinator 2019-2020

  • Art Residency at Sedona Summer Colony, Sedona, AZ

  • Stanford Continued Education, Palo Alto CA—  Painting under Katie Hawkinson

  • Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA—Painting under Stella Zahng

  • De-Anza College, Cupertino CA—Classes in Painting, Business, Color, Design and Photography

  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology—Bachelors of Sciences, Education – Electronic Technology

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Palo Alto Art Center — Museum Docent 2016 –Present, Palo Alto, CA

  • Senior EE Design Engineer, CA 1995 -  2004