Helen Kagan, PhD. was born in a cold Siberian winter in what then was the USSR. She grew up in a communist State where oppression and control were a daily reality. In 1991 her quest for freedom led Helen to the US, whereto she brought a Jewish heritage, and an unending thirst to explore the World and its meaning. Following her quest she studied many healing modalities, and has been integrating a mind-body-spirit philosophy into her professional and personal life. Mainly self-taught Helen's been painting for as long as she remembers herself, since 2005 does it professionally. Helen works mainly with oil and acrylic, lately experimenting with mixed media. Her canvases are influenced by impressionism, and expressionism. They are bold, passionate, colorful, vibrant, all – intuitive. She donated many of her art to charities, Hospice, people and organizations where she felt it was most needed. Helen believes her artwork can enhance healing process to those in need. Her vibrant art is a statement of her beliefs.
In the last few years Helen participated in over 30 juried shows, local, regional, national and international exhibitions. SPECTRUM 2014 @ Art Basel Miami; Art San Diego, CA 2014; Art Hamptons, NYC 2014; Art EXPO 2014 NYC; Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 2014; ART HOP Burlington VT; SPECTRUM 2013 @ Art Basel Miami, CONTINUUM and Art Synergy @ Art Palm Beach 2013, featured artist @ RAW “Finalists and Director's favorites (2013); City Hall of Hollywood FL ‘Art in Public Places’ 3-months display, 'Metamorphosis' solo exhibition @ 'Osceola 32' Gallery, Stuart FL, 'City Vibe' featured Artist exhibition, Steinhausen Gallery, Stuart FL , 'Constellation 9/11' featured Artist exhibition; featured in Art Takes Miami 2012-13, juried in for exhibitions of Martin County Art Council, and others. Her 'Healing Arts' won awards in several on-line competitions, was exhibited in the galleries, shops and private venues in NY, NJ, VT, WI, MN,CA, and many cities in FL: Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Sarasota, Stuart, Ft. Pierce, Jupiter, Vero Beach, Tequesta, WPBeach. Currently Helen's artwork is featured in many online galleries including Saatchi, Fine Art America, ArtBlend, and is on display in galleries in FL and NY.