Devorah Jacoby


Devorah  Jacoby

Devorah Jacoby

Devorah Jacoby Biography



Education

1988: B.A. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
1994: Cert. Art Therapy, University of California, Berkeley, California
1995: M. A. Psychology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
1998-Current: Extensive Post Graduate Coursework in Fine Arts

2013
Mysterious Barricades, one person exhibition, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
artMRKT Fine Art Fair, Seager Gray Gallery, SF, CA

2012
Miami Aqua Art Fair, Seager Gray Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2011
Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition, “Wide Open II” National Art Show finalist, Brooklyn, NY - Juror, Nathan Trotman, Curator Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Two-person show, Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
Seager Gray Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA

2010
AQUA 10, Miami Invitational Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
Friends, Family and Other Misfits, one person exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Donna Seager Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008
Devorah Jacoby: New Paintings, one person exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2007
1st place Juror’s Award granted by Stephen Haller, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
8th Annual National Exhibition, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg PA
Miami FLOW Art Fair, Dorset Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, Donna Seager Gallery
Donna Seager Gallery, Group Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

2006
Alameda Art Center National Juried Exhibition (granted 1st place Juror’s Award by painting curator Janet Bishop of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), Alameda, CA
Devorah Jacoby, one person exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Fresh Paint, group exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2005
Schoonmaker Winter Open Studios, Sausalito, CA Spin Gallery, San Rafael, CA
CFA Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
San Francisco International Art Expo, San Francisco, CA

2004
Schoonmaker Winter Open Studios, Sausalito, CA
Marin Art Council Open Studios, Sausalito, CA
Falkirk Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

Devorah Jacoby Description

In the painterly world that Jacoby creates on canvas, dichotomies coexist with a quiet psychological power: chaos and calm, violence and tranquility, domesticity and adventure, freedom and danger. Jacoby’s paintings are fearless, both in content and the handling of the paint. She lays bare the multiple layers of human interaction and explores the duality between the need to belong and the longing to be separate. She is capable of carefully articulating details like facial expressions in one area of the canvas while operating in long free strokes of the brush and exposed under-painting in another.

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