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Anki Gelb

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • 325

Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building

Studio Or Unit Number

325

Studio Address

About The Artist

Artist Statement

My paintings reflect the light and colors of my native country, Sweden. The range varies from the spare light of winter when colors are very subtle to the intense, long daylight of summer when colors are saturated. Color, shapes and lines are very important in the expression of my art that’s frequently minimalistic, which is another Scandinavian influence.  Although my art has moved from representational towards abstraction, my inspiration is still influenced by nature and my love for the natural world. I find the painting process absorbing; it’s constantly changing during the process and the outcome is sometimes surprisingly different from my initial idea. This creative dynamic keeps the painting process dynamic and intriguing.

Biography

Anki Gelb, from Stockholm Sweden, moved to the US in 1984. She’s a contemporary artist working mainly with oil in her studio at Industrial Center Building (ICB) in Sausalito, California. 

Her early interest in art manifested itself mainly through appreciation.  She always had a yearning to create with paint, which finally found an outlet after she retired from the business world. She has taken college art classes and regularly takes workshops to experiment with new techniques and new mediums. In the end she returns to oil, a medium with which she most resonates.

She has exhibited in numerous juried shows in the S.F. Bay Area and her art is found nationally and internationally in private collections.

She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area; Bend, Oregon and Stockholm, Sweden.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address
Phone

(415) 860-6641

Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

 

Winter Open Studio, ICB,Sausalito, CA, December, 2021.

ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA. Small Works December, 2021. Juried by Jack Fischer owner Jack Fischer Gallery.

Marin Open Studios, ICB, Sausalito, CA, May, 2021.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA. “A Moment of Reflection,” February 2021. Juried by Emebet Korn owner Desta Gallery

ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA. “Small Works” December, 2020. Juried by Jack Fischer owner Jack Fischer Gallery.

“Minimalism”, Shockboxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, November 2020, Juried.

“Broaden Your Horizon” Ruby Living, Mill Valley, CA. February, 2020 Group Show.

ICB, Sausalito, CA. Winter Open Studio, December, 2019.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, California
Bay Area Women’s Artists August, 2019
Juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Grey, Owners of Seager Grey Gallery in Mill Valley, California

Marin County Fair, July 2019. Juried by Chester Arnold, Honorary Mention.

Marin Open Studio
10 Liberty Ship, Studio 124, May 2019

Art Works Downtown, San Rafael
”Small Works”, November 2018. Juried by Cameron Brian, Owner and Director of Transmission Gallery, Oakland, California

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, California
Bay Area Women’s Artists August, 2018. Juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Grey, Owners of Seager Grey Gallery in Mill Valley, California

Marin Open Studio
10 Liberty Ship, Studio 124, May 2018

Art Works Downtown
Small Works Exhibit December, 2017. Juried by Stella Zener, Owner of Zener Gallery, Mill Valley, California

 

Awards

Marin County Fair, July 2019. Juried by Chester Arnold, Honorary Mention.

 

Education

Description

Education:

Boston University, MA, 1986, MSc.

College of Marin, CA, 2011-2017:

Painting 1-4
Drawing 1-2
Art History
Gallery Course
Color Theory

Workshops:

Mixed Media Workshop, Gordon Studer,  2022

Creative Vision Program, 2020, 2021

Mark Eanes, Language of Color, 2020

Nicholas Wilton, Abstract Painting, 2017

Heather Willcoxen & Carl Hayward Redux, Abstract Painting, 2016

 

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