SONDRA ROTHWELL  

 

BIOGRAPHY

  • Lives in Northern California East Bay Area

  • Studied at California State University of the East Bay Hayward, California

  • Exhibited art work in galleries, universities and through art association’s locale

  • Prior to moving to California, lived in Brooklyn, New York, and studied at Brooklyn College

    Membership:
    Pro Arts, Oakland CA
    The Art and Culture Commission of Contra
       Costa County, Martinez CA
    The Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA

Artist Statement

I enjoy seeking out photographic subjects with an eye toward their successful translation into an abstract work of art.  My recent designs combine my interest in photography, digital photography and multimedia.  In my current series, I use numerous travels as inspiration and photographs taken in Dakar Senegal, the Gambia, West Africa and Granville Island, British Columbia. 

Before my interest in photography, I have had a lifelong interest in painting. Today, I especially love creating digital images using free-form techniques, rendering light and color, editing and manipulating them with computer technology.  I create interesting digital effects on photographic subjects, texturing or blurring to illustrate movement, an added dynamic to the image.  It is exciting to distort a basic image in a variety of ways producing an abstract work of art.   My aim is to depict enough realism in the abstract work to have universal appeal.

While I still enjoy the traditional methods of painting from time to time, my current style of work focuses on digitalized development, production standards and techniques-- transferring photographic images onto a computer edit, customize and print.  

EDUCATION

1976     California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA Baccalaureate of Art
 Ford Foundation Scholarship Award, Graduate Honor Award
             
1988     California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA Post Baccalaureate in Public Administration

2001     California State University East Bay, Concord, CA Campus Post Baccalaureate, Multimedia Art        

Member Exhibitions

2012       Richmond Art Center
                2540 Barratt Avenue
                Richmond, CA

                June 19 - August 18, 2012
                Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
                 
2013       PRO ARTS Gallery
                150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
                Oakland, CA

                January 22 - Fe
bruary 15, 2013

2013       Creative Action Network
              
 San Francisco

                Poster Against Guns
                Recovering the classic book covers
  
                March 31

2013       PRO ARTS Gallery
                150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
                Oakland, CA

                Open Studio

                June 7,8, 14, 15, 2014
              
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