Batya Wise

 

 Mediterranean Village   39 x 63, collage and acrylic on canvas

Mediterranean Village

39 x 63, collage and acrylic on canvas

 Contemplation   40 x 65, collage and acrylic on canvas

Contemplation

40 x 65, collage and acrylic on canvas

 Old City, Jerusalem   40 x 60, collage and acrylic on canvas

Old City, Jerusalem

40 x 60, collage and acrylic on canvas

 Second Avenue, NYC   39 x 56, collage and acrylic on canvas

Second Avenue, NYC

39 x 56, collage and acrylic on canvas

 Tulips   48 x 58, acrylic on canvas

Tulips

48 x 58, acrylic on canvas

 Safed   14 x 20, watercolor.

Safed

14 x 20, watercolor.

 Cooking   38 x 60, collage and acrylic on canvas.

Cooking

38 x 60, collage and acrylic on canvas.

 Queen of Hearts   36 x 67, collage and acrylic on canvas

Queen of Hearts

36 x 67, collage and acrylic on canvas

 Jaffa Street   35 x 48, collage and acrylic on canvas.

Jaffa Street

35 x 48, collage and acrylic on canvas.

 Springtime   35 x 48, collage and acrylic on canvas

Springtime

35 x 48, collage and acrylic on canvas

 Flowers...   20 x 24, watercolor

Flowers...

20 x 24, watercolor

 Mediterranean Landscape   39 x 56, collage and acrylic on canvas

Mediterranean Landscape

39 x 56, collage and acrylic on canvas

 

Artist Statement

Art is my passion. I have always sculpted, drawn and painted. My work has evolved, reverted upon itself and is forever changing. It now reflects my optimism about life I grew up in Jerusalem and NY is my home. I paint le plein air landscapes independently, while studying figure painting at the Art Students League. My teachers included Philip Pearlstein, Barney Hodes, Phil Sherrod, and Knox Martin.

At times I use previously painted water colors of New York City, Jerusalem, Safed, and the Dead Sea in Israel as the basis for creating large collages and paintings. My unique approach combines color harmony with a celebration of pattern making. My experimentation with water colors, new media and collage construction uses discarded personal materials to create exciting new life on canvas. When I paint the female figure and everyday objects, I aspire to illuminate the fragility of humanity and our longing for a better world.

Artist Resume / Curriculum Vitae
 

Batya Gevaryahu Wise batyawise@yahoo.com

Born in Jerusalem. Lives and paints in New York and Jerusalem
Multidisciplinary Artist: realism to semi-abstract expressionism to synthetic realism
Member Israel Society of Painters and Sculptures

ART EDUCATION:
Figurative Sculpture: Brooklyn Museum Art School; New School -Chaim Gross; Leonda Fink - Long Island
Drawing and Painting: Betzalel Academy of Art- Jerusalem
National Academy of Art, Art Students League- NYC
Studied with Philip Pearlstein, Harvey Dinerstein, Barney Hodes, John Hultberg, 
Philip Sherrod, Serge Hollerbach, Andrew Lukach, Knox Martin

EXHIBITED:
Brooklyn Museum Community Gallery 1980
Brooklyn Museum Little Gallery 1982
Numeroff Gallery Soho 1995
Atlantic Gallery Soho 1996
Sussex Gallery London 1998
Artists House Jerusalem 1989
Chaim Gross Museum New York 1995
Jo-An Fine Art Gallery New York 2001
Art Studio 15 Connecticut 2007
Art Student League New York 1990-2010
Jerusalem Theatre Jerusalem 2010
Bible Museum Tel Aviv 2010
Borough President Show Manhattan 2012
National Arts Club Manhattan 2012


REPRESENTED:
Loring Gallery Cedarhurst 1993-95
Artists House Gallery Jerusalem 1989
Jo-An Fine Art Gallery- New York 2001
Evco Associates Long Island 1995-2004


AWARDS: 
Best of Show Brooklyn Museum 1981
Merit Fellowship Art Students League 1996, 1997
Art Student League Awards 2001, 2007
Terrence Coyle Award (Great Barington) 2000
Sculptural Portrait Chaim Gross
chosen for Museum Entrance 1995


PUBLICATION:
Longings for the Past: Akiva Nof (Poet/Composer)
Batya Wise (55 Paintings and Drawings) 2011


MEDIA:
Sculpture: clay, wax: cast in bronze
Drawing: pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastel
Painting: acrylic, charcoal, oil sticks, oil, watercolor
Collage: paper, fabric, mixed media