DONNA FARANDA 
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About the Artist

 

 

 Biographical Statement

My art work has been exhibited throughout the New York metropolitan area as well as Washington, DC and France.  I have shown at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Chuck Levitan Gallery, BACA Gallery, The Rotunda Gallery, and The Creative Center.  I have also been a participant at the New York University Small Works Show for several years and received a Jurors Award from Carroll Janis. Most recently, I have been a participant in several group shows here in Westchester including: Imaginings at The Pelham Art Center “Stress, Struggle and Change” at the College of New Rochelle Gallery, the Inaugural Exhibition show at the Blue Door Gallery, “Wrap It Up” at The Vault Gallery, sponsored by Arts Westchester and The Mamaroneck Art Center.  Most recently, I have exhibited in a one person show at the Harrison Library Gallery in Harrison, NY and in a group show at the Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, NY and the Gallery on Cedar. I hold a Masters degree in Museum Education from Bank Street College and a Masters of Fine Art from Pratt Institute in painting and printmaking, where I was awarded an assistantship.

 

Artist's Statement

Making art is a magical experience.  I employ both color and form to create a visually textured environment.  When I create a work of art, I envision compositions reduced to their essence.  Wonder, mystery and a desire to explore the beyond are realized when I navigate through pulsating particles of matter and their underlying structures. I seek to portray a world of pure sensual experience, which goes beyond the ordinary boundaries of the physical world.  Working in a pointillist style helps me to delve into this world of vague, nebulous forms so I can work with the underlying rhythm of objects.  Through these abstracted microscopic details, I can create images which vibrate with life as they spring forth from an array of colored reflections.  Through these variations of tones, I can reveal the inner tension of molecules at play.  The images that I choose to depict are defined by chance -- the knowledge that there is something before and after the present moment.  It is through this creative process that I am able to achieve some semblance of order from the inherently chaotic behavior that I perceive in nature.