Port. 101 example

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Port. 101 example

  1. 1. Sarai Nissan susu.nissan@yahoo.com 720-412-1393 1465 Brown Cir. 80305 Boulder, Colorado
  2. 2. Biography Sarai Nissan was born in 1996 in Denver, Colorado to two Israeli immigrants who fell out of love five years after she and her twin sister were born. Coming from a creative home, raised on the art of Andy Warhol and the music of Bob Dylan, her love for art and music culminated. At the age of 15 she was whisked away to live in Israel for a year, there she traveled around Europe and found herself in a constant state of wanderlust after her return to the states. She works with many medias mostly focusing on the aesthetics of oil paints. She currently resides in Boulder, Colorado and is a Senior at Boulder High School.
  3. 3. Relevant Classes • Drawing and Painting at Horizons K-8 Middle school • Private art lessons with local artist Kara Priest • Boulder High’s Drawing and Painting 3, Freshman year • Boulder Universal’s Art Appreciation, sophomore year • Boulder High’s Portfolio arts, sophomore and junior year • 2013 Summer seminar at Colorado College through the Marie Walshe Sharpe Program • AP Studio Art Senior Year • Foundations in drawing and painting at Pratt Institute • Art History and Portfolio development at Pratt Institute
  4. 4. “Sparrow” Acrylic on wood panel 4 x 4 inches
  5. 5. “Fox” Acrylic on wood block 4 x 4 inches
  6. 6. “Fawn” Acrylic on wood block 4 x 4 inches
  7. 7. “Acherontia Rosa” Oil, Acrylic, and Gold Loose leaf on canvas 34 x 46 inches
  8. 8. “Memento Mori” Oil and Acrylic on canvas 6ft x 5ft
  9. 9. “Women” Acrylic and Charcoal on canvas 22 x 46 inches
  10. 10. “Shrouded” Oil and wax on canvas 34 x 46 inches
  11. 11. “Gods With Giving Arms” Acrylics on paper map 9 x 17 inches
  12. 12. “Dehydrated Pear” Silver point and chalk on wood panel 12 x 12 inches
  13. 13. “Biota” Watercolor and Ink on paper 14 x 17 inches
  14. 14. “Parasitic” Oil paints on metal 8 x 13 inches
  15. 15. “Bones” Chalk pastel on paper 18 x 24 inches
  16. 16. “Grave of the Discontent “ Ink, graphite and Mica flakes on transparency paper mounted on wood 7 x 17 inches
  17. 17. “Lost Fragments” Graphite on paper 14 x 17 inches
  18. 18. “Hands Observation” Graphite and pen on paper 14 x 17 inches
  19. 19. “Cellar Door” Linocut print with ink on paper 12 x 18 inches
  20. 20. “You will find solace here.” Oil on canvas 8 x 10 inches
  21. 21. “Black mass” Oil on canvas 6 x 12 inches
  22. 22. “Chest//Door” Oil paints on linen board 11” x 15”
  23. 23. “Skeleton still life” Charcoal on paper 18” x 24”
  24. 24. “Blanket still life” Acrylics on canvas 24” x 24”
  25. 25. “Acacia” Pen on paper 8.5” x 11”
  26. 26. “Male Nude Figure” Charcoal on paper 18” x 24”
  27. 27. “Female Nude Figure” Charcoal on newsprint 18” x 24”
  28. 28. “Plans” Ink and news print on paper 18” x 24”
  29. 29. “Superstitions” Oil on linen board 11” x 15”
  30. 30. “Charles” Work in progress Oil on canvas
  31. 31. Artists Statement Each and every single piece contains a fragment of myself, every piece I create is created in an effort to unearth myself. My work explores my own morbid curiosities, addressing the images that some may find odd, obscure or even grotesque. My infatuation with such oddities manifests itself with in my work. Always teetering on the edge of death or darkness my artwork explores this contrasting balance; light and dark, life and death, male and female etc. My pieces have become vessels to the darkest and brightest thoughts from the dregs of my mind. They are ostensibly foreboding creatures, cultivated and conceived through the inspiration of the occult, metaphysics entwined with everyday life.
  32. 32. The Artist -Member of Boulder High’s Art club/open studios -Intern at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art -She has had a solo exhibition at the KGNU radio station in 2009 -Has displayed and sold pieces at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts’ open wall -Received the Honorable People’s Choice Award in the 2011 Colorado Congressional Art Competition. -Recipient of the Marie-Walshe Sharpe scholarship -Recipient of an academic letter from Boulder High -Member of Boulder High School’s chapter of the National Honor’s Society -Attended Pratt Institutes Pre-college summer of 2013 -Exhibited works at Pratt Institute -Has done many illustrations for local bands and for the New York based jewelry brand VERAMEAT

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