Donna Faranda

Medea ContemplatingLa Dolce VitaAndromeda BoundLe BainPillow TalkThisbeThe Garden PartyIn The Garden of Earthly DelightsSweet IndulgenceWash DayA Wrinkle in TimeAdrift in DreamlandSleeping BeautyLa Dama con AbanicoEmpty NestOur Lady of the PondLes CadeauxLove Among The RuinsIn A Wink of An EyeInside The ConservatoryThe Rescue of Andromeda

My art work has been exhibited throughout the New York metropolitan area as well as Washington, DC and France. I received a Jurors Award from Carroll Janis at the New York University Small Works Show. Most recently, I have participated in several group shows here in Westchester including “Stress, Struggle and Change” at the College of New Rochelle Gallery, the Inaugural Exhibition show at the Blue Door Gallery and “Wrap It Up” at The Vault Gallery, sponsored by Arts Westchester. 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. Most recently ,I will be exhibit in a virtual group show, “Transitions” at the Pen and Brush and will have a solo show at the Martucci Gallery in Irvington. 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.

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.