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JACQUELINE SFERRA RADA

Artist Biography


A native New Yorker, who lives and works in NYC. Began formal art studies after high school graduation at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and then received a B.A. in Fine Arts cum laude from Hunter College, NYC. Maintains a studio in Long Island City. Was selected to participate in Master Painting Program IV at LIU/Southampton campus, A.I.R. program at the Nantucket School of Art &Design, and has been awarded residencies in Ireland (Cil Rialag) and Italy (BAU Institute) several times and Iceland. Actively involved in the NYC art community as an officer of two historic artist run organizations as Secretary of Artists Talk On Art and Acting President of The Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptors, as well as a member of National Assoc of Women Artists. She exhibits in the New York metroplitan area and her work is in many private collections.

Artist STATEMENT

My work, while grounded in reality, draws on the aesthetic traditions of minimalism, realism and remembrance art. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to evoke realms of the imagination. I seek to establish a link between reality and imagination based on my interior response to a subject....create a place where fiction and reality balance...well known metaphors merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. In my exploration of landscape I strive to amplify the astonishment of the viewer by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil, poetic images which convey traces of recognition and alienation.

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