A Brief Biography

Sliwowicz earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA, and studied art the Margoshilsky School of Painting on Kalisher in Tel-Aviv. She has an M.A. in Expressive  Arts Therapy  from EGS, Switzerland.

 

Between the years of 1980–1984, she studied with leading artists such as, Alima, Yoram Maroz, Yiftah Barkin, and Anton Biderman.

Following her formal studies, between the years of 1985–1990, she studied lithography under the guidance of Yona Gur at the Kibbutz Artists Workshop, and engraving with Dan Kriger at HaMidrasha–Faculty of the Arts in Ramat HaSharon. Nowadays, she is attending a continuing education program in painting instructed by Nadav Weissman and Merav Shinn Ben-Alon.

 

She has exhibited her work in group exhibitions at the Gallery on the Cliff in Netanya, the Netanya Culture Hall, at EGS University in Switzerland, Beit Yad Lebanim Raanana, Tzavta Tel-Aviv, the Kalisher  5 gallery in Tel-Aviv, and at the House of the Israeli Association of Painters and Sculptors in Tel-Aviv.

 

Between 1984–1990, she was a member of the Israeli Association of Painters and Sculptors.

She has been a member of the Netanya Artist's Association since 2012.

Artist’s Statement

In recent years, her work has focused on the exploration of painting techniques, including oil on canvas, acrylic, and mixed media on formats measuring 1–2 meters.

The works vary from the figurative to the abstract, and touch upon the subject of the family by referencing iconic creations of art history. The central body of work deals with Velázquez’s painting Las Meninas.

 

By referencing well-known works of art history while using family members as models in the painting, the option of giving a place for connections that are impossible in reality is explored. The painting enables the connection between images from different periods in a manner that creates the presence of ghost images.