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Ora Bialik is an expressive colorist artist.  She works with a variety of media, including traditional oil painting, abstract acrylic, watercolor, ink, print making, and beading. Ora developed a unique style, in which she paints on canvas, cuts the canvas, and weaves it back. This creates a three dimensional impression of colors and forms, in a two dimensional world.

Ora had solo exhibitions in Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Martins Run, Media, PA, and Stonegates Art gallery, DL. She participated in group exhibitions at DaVinci Art Alliance, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, The Old City Jewish Art Center, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia Community College and Haifa University, Israel. She has won awards in painting and photography.

Ora is an Israeli born artist. Graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Certificate Program; Received an Associate degree in Art, with high honors from the Community College of Philadelphia, and holds a Ph.D. degree in mathematics and statistics, from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, OH.

Ora’s artwork appears in private collections in Philadelphia, Georgia, New York and Israel.                                                          January 3, 2016

                                                                                          


Education

2010      Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, PA. Certificate in painting  and drawing

2005      Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.  Associate in Art, with high honors

1985      Haifa University, Haifa, Israel. Certificate in painting

1978      Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH.  Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics                                                                                 

 

Exhibitions

Awards

2015    Francis McCarthy Award for Drawing, Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial

2004    Fred and Naomi Hazell Award for Still Life Painting, 

            Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2002    Honorable Mention for outstanding achievement in Figure Drawing:  

            Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA

1980    Photographic Society of America, Pictorial Print Division: 

            Photographic Society of America, Pictorial Print Division

1980    Photographic Society of America, Pictorial Print Division:  

            Picture of the Month (February)


Solo Exhibition

2016       Stonegate Art Gallery, Greenville DE

2015       Martins Run Art Gallery, Media, PA

               Invitation:   http://issuu.com/citysuburbannews/docs/csn_2_18_15_issue/11?e=7140777/11674417

2011       Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

               Review:     http://blogs.forward.com/the-arty-semite/143237/

               http://www.hadasgallery.com/


Group Exhibitions

2015, 2014, 2013     Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2015, 2014, 2013, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, Adult Student Members Exhibitions,  Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2014, 2012                Fleisher Art Memorial:  Dear Fleisher,  http://weeklypress.com/dear-fleisher-is-back-p3383-1.htm 

                                http://weeklypress.com/dear-fleisher-is-back-p3383-1.htm 

2011                          The Old City Jewish Art Center, http://www.ocjac.org/current.html

2011                          YO Brooklynites Exhibition, Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, 

2010                          Philadelphia Open Studio Tour, http://www.philaopenstudios.co

2010, 2009                Annual Students Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA           

2009, 2008, 2007(3), 2006       Juried students exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia PA

2007                          Knapp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005, 2004                Annual Students show, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Collections

Private collectors: Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta GA; Brooklyn, NY; Israel;  Also, purchased by David R. Bringham, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum Director.

Contributed to non profit organizations: Fleisher Art Memorial, YO BROOKLYNITES

 




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