© 2018 Ora Bialik


Fleisher Art Memorial
120th Annual Adult Students Exhibition

"He" Oil on Linen, 8"x8", and "She" Oil on Linen. 8"x8"

Fleisher Art Memorial
119th Annual Adult Students Exhibition


POST - Open Studio October 2016

JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 30, 2016

Stonegate Art Gallery
4031 Kennett Pike (Rt. 52)
Greenville, DE




July 8–29, 2015

Wisdom (ink on paper, 2015  Wisdom, Ink on paper, 2015

Gredations    Gradation, Watercolor on paper, 2015

Martins Run, March 2015

Fleisher Art Memorial
117th Annual Adult Students Exhibition


February 20th Through March 20, 2015

Ink on Paper, 9"x7",  2015   Ink on Paper, 2015, 9"x7"Two Women, Ink on Paper, 2015, 9"x7" (each)

Dear Fleisher, 4x6 Inches of Art
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6:00pm
Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dancing with Fire, Acrylic on Linen, 2014, 6"x4"   Dancing with Fire,  Acrylic on Linen, 2014, 4"x6" 

  The ForestAcrylic on Linen, 2014, 6"x4" 

Da Vinci Art Alliance 

Exhibition Duration: August 6–31, 2014

704 Catharine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147 

 Burning Fields, Acrylic on Linen, 2009, 17"x17" 

Hot Summer Night,  Acrylic on Linen, 2008, 12"x12" 

Exotica  -  August 2013 

Da Vinci Art Alliance

704 Catharine Street

Philadelphia, PA   19147


      We Are Here to Kock Darkness                                
We Are Here to Kick Darkness, 
                                13"x25", Acrylic on Linen and  Duck Cotton

The title of this work 'We Are Here to Kick Darkness’ is taken from a popular children’s Hanukkah song. The subject of the work is the Hanukkah Menorah, which is composed of the eight Hanukkah candles and the ninth candle the "Shamash" that is used to light all the other candles. The Menorah symbolizes both the struggle of the Jews for existence as well as their victory.

The background for the song is The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, Hebrew Megillat Milḥamat B’ne, or Beb’ne Ḥoshekh, also called War Rule, or War Scroll,  a Dead Sea Scroll, and one of the most important documents of the Essenesect of Jews that established a community at Qumrān in the Judaean desert during the first half of the 2nd century bc. The Essenes thought themselves to be the holy elect of Israel, the Sons of Light, who would at the end of time engage in a catastrophic war with the enemies of Israel, the Sons of Darkness. 

This work is representative of my process of painting with acrylic on linen, or duck cotton, cutting the canvas, and weaving it. I also like to add other motifs. For example, the fourth candle from the left, is shaped in the form of the Hebrew letter 'Shin', ש. This is the traditional shape of this letter found on the 'Mezuzahs' that are often displayed at the entrance of Jewish homes.

באנו חושך לגרש

           WE ARE HERE TO KICK DARKNESS                     
 עממי                A folk song
מילים: שרה לוי תנאי               Words: Sara Levi Tanai
     לחן: עמנואל עמירן               Melody: Imanuel Amiran
                                          Translation: Ora Bialik   

,באנו חושך לגרש   We are here to kick darkness        
.בידינו אור ואש   We hold light and fire.                
,כל אחד הוא אור קטן   Each one is a little light,                     
     ,וכולנו אור איתן  Yet together we are a solid shine,   
,סורה חושך  
Go away darkness,               
                      ,הלאה שחור  Far away blackness,                                    
    !סורה מפני האור  Go away, fear the light!                   

ציל-ציל-ציל בפעמונים, 
מי אנחנו? - סביבונים. 
,לנו רגל אחת 
.אם ניפול - גם לא נפחד

!סורה חושך, הלאה שחור
!סורה מפני האור 

,אנו שובבים גדולים 
-עליזים והוללים
אך נדע יפה מאוד 
לספר, לשיר, לרקוד. 

!סורה חושך, הלאה שחור
!סורה מפני האור 

  FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL, 115th Adult Student Members Exhibition, February-March, 2013

         Still Life, WC 7"x5"

Fleisher Art Memorial:   DEAR FLEISHER                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                        NOVEMBER 4, 2012


                                     dance           Memorial Candle

                                    Dance (Acrylic on Linen and Duck Cotton, 4"x8", Sold)                    Memorial Candle (Acrylic on Linen and Duck Cotton, 4"x8", Sold)

                                  Photo: Ora Bialik                                                                                       Photo: Ora Bialik

Kislev: Our month of miracles 

                  The Old City Jewish Art Center Presents:


                  Old City Jewish Art Center (OCJAC), December 2 - 22, 2011



                                                             Light Over Darkness (Acrylic on linen, 13"x25", framed)


    Posted on August 102011 by Joshua H. Stulman in Painting

    Hadas Gallery: Ora-Bialik

    August 28- October 31

    Hadas Gallery is proud to present the recent work of painter Ora Bialik.

    In “Genesis” Bialik addresses the first chapter of Torah through abstract formal collage. Her paintings are a fresh take that open up an often literal-burdening subject.

    She begins her process with large color-field paintings. The colors meld into each other providing a sense of transition. Her work is primarily acrylic with some uses of medium giving her work the gloss feel of oil. However these are just the preliminary steps to her approach to art making.

    Bialik uses these practically finished paintings as color swatches to begin her true artwork. Her fantastic sense of color allows her to match the painted canvases creating a fresh vibrancy. She then cuts the canvases into strips and abstract shapes, which she interweaves to finish the piece.

    The most visceral appeal is the collage element to her work. Her weaving of material and forms create a sense of rhythm that is well complimented by her colors. The edges of the finished pieces are varied which breaks any sense of repetition. There is always something exciting in her artwork.

    Ora Bialik is a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She holds numerous degrees including a Doctorate degree in Mathematics and Statistics. []

    Photo: Ora Bialik

  • Annual Students Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA   (2010)

    Photo: Ora Bialik
  • Annual Students Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA   (2009)

                              Photo: Ora Bialik

  • Other Group Exhibitions

    Melody 1, Monotype, 7"x5" (PAFA, 2010)             
    Melody 2, Monotype, 7"x5" (PAFA, 2010)

  • RED  (Oil on canvas, 20"x24", PAFA, 2007)

                Photo: Ora Bialik       

  • THREE FIGURES (oil on canvas, 24"x18", PAFA, 2008)


    GREEN, RED, AND BLUE  (PAFA, 2008)

               Green (2008, Encaustic 12"x9")                       Red (2008, Encaustic 12"x9")                  Blue (2008, Encaustic 12"x9")

      Photo: Ora Bialik

    Philadelphia Community College

    Self Portrait, Pencil on paper, 24"x18" CCP 2005     

    Still Life (oil on canvas, 12"x9", 2005)

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