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Wo Schiffman

  • 480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, CA 94965

About The Artist

Artist Statement


My art practice is inspired by the natural landscapes I have encountered in my land and sea explorations over many years. Observing natural patterns and formations from the Arctic Circle to the Great Barrier Reef has provided the  palette and motivation to expand  and abstract these vistas and expose the sources and natural processes that form them. As an oil , wax and ink painter, I work with ground pigments made from botanicals and minerals, suspended in cold or hot beeswax, ink and oil paints. The process of creating these images with hot or cold pigments emulates the physical planetary process of heat, cold, pressure and stratification. Posing questions about the past, present and future land and seascapes of our planet is central to my art practice.



Trained in oil, ink, wax painting, and monotype printing, Wo works primarily on  wood, washi paper, and stone. As the daughter of NASA Scientists, her education explored not only art but questions in Physics and Philosophy. Wo holds a  BA in Philosophy (summa cum laude) with honors from John Carroll University, with concentrated atelier art study in Scandinavia and the US  including the Art Students League of NY and the Cleveland Institute of Art.  Wo’s work is in the permanent collections of: the New York Hall of Science Museum, the Hosby Konsthall Print Museum(Sweden), and the Museum of Encaustic Art (Santa Fe, NM) and numerous private collections.

Studio Information

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ICB Building

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Following Marin County protocols for Covid safety.

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Recent Exhibitions (2021)
Jan.-Quarantine II, Linea, Art Students League of NY
Feb-Curated Member’s Show,  SFWA Salon, SF
March-ACLU Annual Art Auction for IRIS House
April-CAPES – City, Sea & Land
June -Aardvarks in Reykjavik, 2-person show with Davey Whitcraft,  hosted by Atlantic Gallery, NYC
July-Connections V, Curated invitational Exhibition, Atlantic Gallery, NYC
Sep.-Water Poems: Solo Exhibition, SFWA Gallery, SF, CA
Sep.-Abstracts, Juror, Phillip Bewley, SFWA Gallery, SF, CA
Oct.-SF Art Market, Sponsored/curated by Alessandro Berni Gallery


Open April 29 - May 14
Fundraiser April 29, 6-8pm
May 6-7 & 13-14

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