Jacqueline Sferra Rada

Jacqueline Sferra Rada, Swimmers, acrylic glaze on gessoed paper, 24 x 30 in.


Jacqueline Sferra Rada

Jacqueline Sferra Rada’s minimalistic work is inspired by nature and/or the nuances of atmospheric changes. The sparse style and subtle tones of each work reflect her deep bond to the vastness and simplicity of nature which she translates from the purely material to the realm of the transcendental with a layering of transparent tones. Her subject matter can be seen as a diary of locations visited which conveys both a nostalgic memory of the simplicity and restorative effects of nature which have become increasingly overlooked in lieu of technology and/or as a future documentary comparison of the marring effects that industry and commerce cumulatively have had on the landscape. Her works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. Her media includes acrylic glaze on gessoed paper and pastel on paper.

A native of New York, she lives and works in both Manhattan and Long Island. She has spent much time summering on Long Island beaches and escaping to the solitude of those same beaches for Fall and Winter retreats. Sferra Rada began her formal art studies after graduation from high school at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and then received a B.A. in Fine Arts cum laude from Hunter College, NYC.

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