© 2015 Ora Bialik

Martins Run, March 2015

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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 WomenInk on Paper, 2015, 9"x7" (each)

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

The Forest, 2014, Acrylic on Linen, 6"x4" 

Da Vinci Art Alliance 

Exhibition Duration: August 6–31, 2014

704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 

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

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

Exotica , August 2013

Da Vinci Art Alliance

      We Are Here to Kock Darkness  
We Are Here to Kick Darkness, 2011, Acrylic on Linen and  Duck Cotton,  12"x24"

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 represents my process of painting with acrylic on linen, or duck cotton, cutting the canvas, and weaving it back. 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                     
           A folk song
           Words: Sara Levi Tanai
           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!                   


         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, 2012, Acrylic on Linen and Duck Cotton, 4"x8" (Sold)                    


Memorial Candle, 2012, 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)

  • 2011

  • August 28- October 31, 2011

    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

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    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 (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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