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sasha kopelowitz
updated: 06/29/2011
website: www.sashakopelowitz.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Crown
Revisionist History
Treasure
Heat
Room
Flood
Embedded
Leaning
Snakehouse
Tower
Penitence
Lionhouse
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, anatomy, architecture, biomorphic, cartoon, erotic, feminist, gender/sexuality, fantasy, humor
 
 
Crown by sasha kopelowitz
Crown
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
16" x  12" 
Revisionist History by sasha kopelowitz
Revisionist History
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
16" x  12" 
Treasure by sasha kopelowitz
Treasure
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
9" x  6" 
Heat  by sasha kopelowitz
Heat
gouache and acrylic on paper
2006
10" x  7" 
Room by sasha kopelowitz
Room
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
10" x  7" 
Flood by sasha kopelowitz
Flood
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
12" x  7" 
Embedded  by sasha kopelowitz
Embedded
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
12" x  7" 
Leaning by sasha kopelowitz
Leaning
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
12" x  7" 
Snakehouse by sasha kopelowitz
Snakehouse
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
16" x  12" 
Tower by sasha kopelowitz
Tower
gouache and acrylic on paper
2007
16" x  12" 
Penitence  by sasha kopelowitz
Penitence
gouache and acrylic on paper
2006
12" x  9" 
Lionhouse by sasha kopelowitz
Lionhouse
gouache and acrylic on paper
2006
12" x  9" 

Artist Statement

I create intricate abstractions that attempt to give form to libidinal chaos and the drive towards transcendence in the body, soul or unconscious.

These drawings provide the viewer with an immediate intimacy. Close attention yields the richly detailed places and organisms that inhabit the soft biology of my imagination. There are floating beings of exuberance and terror. Their fleshy forms and folds can be excited, erotic or terrifying.

Some of the places are temples or structures built from the same substance as the creatures. They are wrapped in multiple layers of brightly colored skins or cloths that surround and protect portals or chambers. Form and color imbue these organisms’ skin and flesh with a vibrant corporeal knowledge that pulses with life. I believe that if our psyches had organs, this is what they might look like.

My morphology, represented by these organisms and structures, is in a constant state of tension forever striking a balance between the delicate and grotesque, chaos and order, body and spirit.

Artist Bio / CV


Sasha Kopelowitz

b. November 29, 1974
Cape Town, South Africa

Lives and works in New York

Education

Purchase College, Purchase, NY, May 2006
MFA in Painting

New York University
, New York, NY, May 2000
MA in Art Education

Oxford University, Oxford, England, June 1997
MA in Women’s Studies

New York University
, New York, NY, May 1996
BA Interdisciplinary Major: Art/Film/Psychology

Exhibitions

2008

“Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007

“MATRICULATIONS: SUNY Purchase MFA Works,” Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT

“Helfand, Kopelowitz, Lutz” Port Chester, NY

2006

“Lumpy, Bumpy and Pink” Chashama, New York, NY

“YEA!: Young Emerging Artists” Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY

“VOICE: Women in Contemporary Art Juried By Kara Walker” Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

“Generations 5,” A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2005-6

"Unrehearsed Acts," Flatfile, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2005

"10-4," Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY

"Edgy and Elegant," The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY

"Postcard Show," A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2004

"All of the Above," Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College,
State University of New York, Purchase, NY

2002

"Open Studios, Summer Studio Residency," School of Visual Arts, NYC

Bibliography


“Art Knows No Borders,” The Journal News, July 23, 2006

“’YEA!,’ a shout-out for young emerging artists,” The Scarsdale Inquirer, June 17, 2006”

"Grad student art show at Purchase," Greenwich Times, December 9, 2005

"Some Rich Pickings for the Art Lover" New York Times, October 2, 2005

Residencies


Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont 2005
Summer residency: partial fellowship

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 2002 Summer Studio Residency