|JACQUELINE SFERRA RADA||
Reis Studios - Studio# 327
43-01 22nd Street
A native New Yorker, Sferra Rada lives and works in both Manhattan and Long Island. She has spent much time summering on Long Island beaches and escaping to the solitude of those same beacheds for fall and winter retreats which has greatly influenced her minamalist vision. Sferra Rada began formal art studies after high school graduation at The Brooklyn Museum Art School, then received a BA in Fine Art cum laude from Hunter College, NYC, participated in the Master Painting Program IV at LIU/Southampton College , has been an artist in residence in Nantucket School of Art & Design twice, Cil Rialiag project on SW coast of Ireland, and Bau Institute residencies in Puglia Italy. She is active in the NYC art community serving on the boards of Artists Talk on Art and The Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. She is a member of National Assoc of Women Artists and the Womens Caucus for Art. She exhibits regularly in NYC and her work is in many private collections.
my work juxtaposes open, infinite spaces with closed, protected spaces, the small and the expansive, the real and the surreal, as seen in nature amidst the nuances of atmospheric changes. The unifying factor is my minamalist vision, bringing the opposites together in one expression of the moment. A landscape, seascape, sky or an object conveys a unique quality, not just by its own appearance but how it reflects its surroundings and projects its own energy in that context. It is that impression that stays with me and inspires me to begin.
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