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Shilo Ratner

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Waiting to Dance, 2014 Acrylic And Ink On Paper 12"X9" © shiloratner.com
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Expecting, 2014 Acrylic And Ink On Paper 12"X9" © shiloratner.com
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Quick Facts
Lives in
San Francisco Bay Area, Greater New York City Area
Works in
San Francisco Bay Area, Greater New York City Area
Schools
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2006, MFA
Tags
arts-education mixed-media, figurative, sculpture, conceptual, landscape, modern
Shilo Ratner

American artist Shilo Ratner was born during the late 1970’s in the beach town of Brant Rock, MA. Coming from a challenging youth where she depended primarily on herself, art was always a vehicle to discover the possibilities of what was on the other side of life. She launched herself into the arts in high school with various media before obtaining her degree in design and sculpture in 2000 from Curry College in Milton, MA. She furthered her studies out east at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston as well as at Massachusetts College of Art. Her pursuit of a career in painting brought her out west to San Francisco where she earned her MFA in painting from the Academy of Art University. There she studied with contemporaries of the San Francisco Bay Area Figurative Movement such as artists Siddharth Parasnis, Suhas Bhujbal, and Michael Azgour.

Ratner’s life long pursuit has been for a deeper understanding of truths in spiritual traditions and the common thread that unites humanity. After earning her MFA, she traveled internationally with intention, intrigued by the symbols and practices of many religions. During her travels she visited Buddhist and Hindu temples in Malaysia and Indonesia. In a rural village in Brazil, she had a powerful shift in consciousness that inspired her series “From Within”. Always returned to contemporary life between these significant journeys has allowed her to express work that is about the “whole” experience vs only focusing on one or the other as her approach embraces various spiritual and cultural experiences through a visual language rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2009 Ratner was recognized with an award juried by Bay Area Figurative artist William Theophilus Brown in a San Francisco based exhibition. In, 2016 she was once again presented with an award at the “The 105th Exhibition”, Mystic Museum of Art by Jurors Darby Cardonsky and Will Lustenader in Connecticut. Her work has been selected for exhibitions by jurors Theophilis Brown, Rita Gonzalez, Dore Ashton, Dean Sobel and Donna Seagar. Ratner’s work has also been exhibited in museums such as the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Mystic Museum of Art and The Slater Memorial Museum. Other venues where her work has been exhibited are the African American Culture Complex, Los Angeles Art Association, First Street Gallery, NYC and Hang Art Gallery. Ratner’s work can be found in myriad of private art collections in the United States and abroad.

Shilo Ratner currently lives in New Haven, CT and is an active practicing artist in the New York Metropolitan area as well as a the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

EDUCATION
2003-06 MFA Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California
1996-00 BA Design, Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts

HONORS
2017 – Weiss Sisters Award, “116th Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, CT: Juror: Richard Klein
2016 – Award of Excellence,”The Healing Power of ART 2016″ online juried competition, Manhattan Arts International
2016 – Awarded Second Place, “The 105th Exhibition”, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, Connecticut: Juror: Darby Cardonsky, Will Lustenader
2015 – Award of Excellence, Four Point Contemporary, Online Gallery
2015 – Award of Merit, Four Point Contemporary, Online Gallery
2012 – Special Recognition Award, All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time, Online Gallery
2009 – Awarded Second Place, “I’ll bet you can’t paint a portrait”, 712 Art Space, San Francisco, California: Juror: William Theophilus Brown

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
2017 – “Metro Montage XV”, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
2017 – “The 105th Exhibition”, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts,  Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT
2016 – CWA 86th Annual National Open Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT
2016 – “The 105th Exhibition”, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts,  Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT
2015 – “Metro Montage XV”, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
“116th Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, CT Juror: Richard Klein
“Small Works Summer 2017”, National Association of Women Artists, Inc., New York, NY
“Metro Montage XV”, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
“The 106th Exhibition”, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT, Juror: Emilia Dubicki and Deborah Quinn-Munson

2016
“CWA 86th Annual National Open Juried Show”, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, Juror: Min Jung Kim
“The Healing Power of ART 2016” online juried competition.,  Manhattan Arts International, Juror: Renee Phillips
“The 105th Exhibition”, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts,  Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT: Juror: Darby Cardonsky, Will Lustenader
“Contemporary Woman 2016”, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA: Juror: Ruth Von Jahnke Waters

2015
“11th Annual Small Works Show”, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Juror: Amy Williams
“Annual Contemporary Art Survey”, Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO: Juror: Dean Sobel
“Metro Montage XV”, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA: Juror: Robmat Butler
“The Healing Power of ART” online juried competition.,  Manhattan Arts International, Juror: Renee Phillips
“4th Biannual Competition”, Four Point Contemporary, Online Gallery: Juror: Ahyor Thompson
“Impulse”, Bay Area Juried Exhibition,  ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Juror: Michael Yochum, Priscilla Otani, Stephen C. Wagner, & Matthew Frederick

2015
“Impulse”, Bay Area Juried Exhibition,  ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
“The F Word: Feminism Now”, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL: Juror: Jeanne Dunning
The Figure: A Bay Area Legacy, Gary Francis Gallery, Alameda, CA

2013
Small Work – Big Deal, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Women’s Rights: An Artists Perspective, Women United, Online Gallery: Juror: Karen Gutfreund
New Artists Gallery, Diaspora, New York, NY Juror: Laura Kruger

2012
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Bay Area Women Artist, Mill Valley, CA Juror: Donna Seagar
First Street Gallery, 2012 National Juried Exhibition, New York, NY Juror: Dore Ashton
Gallery 825, Momentum: 40 Years of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Los Angeles, CA Juror: Rita Gonzalez
All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time, Online Gallery
Norton Gallery, Pacific Art League Faculty Show,Palo Alto, California

2011
ARC Gallery, The Guerrilla Show, San Francisco, CA
Beyond the Visible, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Norton Gallery,Pacific Art League Faculty Show,Palo Alto, California
Soma Art Gallery, Art Span Live Auction, San Francisco, California

2010
Hang Art Gallery,Group Showing, San Francisco, CA
Driftwood Salon, Ocean Rescue, San Francisco, CA
Artist X-Change Gallery,Spring Garden Theme Show, San Francisco, California
Norton Gallery,Pacific Art League Faculty Show,Palo Alto, California
Louie Meager Art Gallery,Bay Area Educators Invitational Ohlone College,Fremont, California

2009
Art Space 712, I bet you can’t paint a portrait,San Francisco, California, Juror: William Theophilus Brown
African American Culture Complex, Simply Nina, San Francisco, California
Sixth Street Gallery and Salon, Oakland, California

2008
Art Span Open Studios, San Francisco, California
Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007
Northern California Arts, Inc., Bold Expressions, Sacramento, California
Old Faces New Peeps and Fresh Works, Space Gallery, San Francisco, California
Best of the Bay, Artist Alley Gallery,San Francisco, California
Artist Alley Representation, San Francisco, California

2006
Perception, 625 Sutter Street Gallery, San Francisco, California
Art Span Open Studio, San Francisco, California

2005
Big Bang Show II., 79 New Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, California
Collage of Many Women’s Voices. Atrium Gallery Group Show, San Francisco, California

PUBLICATIONS

2016 – Mentioned in The Daily Connecticut, “Mystic Museum of Art celebrates 105 years of Connecticut art”, July 2016 (online publication)
2015 – Overcoming Creative Frustration, Art Square Online Article

2014 – Equilibrium Catalog, Chicago, IL
2013 – Diaspora Catalog, New York, NY
2012 – CBS News, Best Peninsula Area Artist, Online Publication
2012- “Face, Figure, Identity” (Sprocketbox Entertainment)
2012-Momentum: 40 Years of the Women’s Caucus for Art Catalog, Los Angeles, CA, viewable online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgKJbPo1tNU
2012-All Women Art Exhibition Catalog, Light Space & Time, Online Gallery
2009-Mentioned in Art and Entertainment, “I’ll bet you can’t paint a portrait”, September 2009 (online publication)
2008-Featured Artist Listed in San Francisco Examiner, October, 2008
2007-Featured Article, Academy of Art University Fine Art Students and Alumni Collaborate for exhibition Brick to Blue Exhibition, October 2007 (online publication)
2006-Exhibition Perception Interview, (Online- media publication)