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Sophia Chorny

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Statement

Sophia Chorny is an incredibly intelligent, skilled painter.  As a young woman, she earned a spot in the prestigious P.P Benkov Art Institue due to her early prowess in drawing and painting the figure. She was a talented pupil at the Institute, but after three years, Sophia left the Institute because she felt she had learned the skills she would need as a painter.  Then, as often happens, life stepped in and changed her world completely.  Sophia married and moved to Israel to start a new life.  It would be 14 years before she again touched a pencil or paintbrush.

While raising her young family in Tel Aviv, Sophia worked as a fashion designer, transferred those skills into computer programming, and all the while she could not quiet the nagging desire to return to art.  Suddenly, she asked her husband for paint and a panel  from his studio, and created her first body of figurative works, all of which have been sold to private collections.

For Sophia, painting is like “giving birth.” Each work is like “giving life” to the moment and emotions she has tried to capture in her paintings. Choosing to work solely with black paint, she feels that black is the most “colorful” way to depict her models. The women who appear in her paintings are selected by their ability to convey emotion and each has a timeless, universal quality to them. These images transcend portraiture and become “everywoman.”

 

Recent Exhibits

Sophia Chorny participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2009 NAKED Group Show
Skotia Gallery
 
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