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Sheila Grabarsky
Waretown, NJ

Artwork Details
Augusta Series, # 6
36 X 36

Sheila Grabarsky is a national award-winning artist classically trained at Syracuse University art school. Sheila tries to convey to the viewer that we are surrounded by abstractions - everywhere we look. 

Of her work, Grabarsky explains, "Abstraction is a wonderful way to observe an inner reality for both the artist and the viewer. My work developed into expressionistic portraits under my mentor of 10 years, Philip Sherrod, an Art Student's League teacher in NYC, and then evolved into gestural abstraction which continues to inform my creative process today. My current technique entails mixed media, involving "drawing" with dried acrylic skins as well as layering and adhering papers, gels, wax and even jewelry hardware onto the works.”

Grabarsky has exhibited and won awards throughout the United States in solo and group exhibitions for over 20 years. Last month she received the Daler-Rowney Award at the 11th Annual International Exhibition of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (of which she is a signature member) in Santa Cruz, CA. She has exhibited in such places as Jacob Javits Center and the Lever House in New York City, Johnson & Johnson, Masur Museum of Art (LA), and Clymer Museum (WA) among others. Grabarsky is a Signature Artist of the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ. She has been published in the Tulane University Literary Review (selected as best artist), Art in America, Manhattan Arts Magazine, Direct Art Magazine, Illustrated Survey of Contemporary Artists, and New York Art Review. Garbarsky is in numerous Who's Who's including Who's Who in American Art/Image Gallery. She has also been selected as the background of a collaborative J&J/Rutgers video as well as a CD cover, "Life's Tango" for a Canadian musician. Grabarsky’s paintings are in numerous private collections.