Meriel Wisotsky

FullSizeRender (37)I am an artist in several media and have been exploring the creative process my whole life.  I am currently working in acrylics and mixed media, mostly, but am always interested in exploring something new.  For the last several years I have been teaching occasional art classes in Sacramento, the Bay Area and other places in Northern California.  I draw on my experiences traveling here and abroad. I took classes here and there and got my BA from USC Sonoma in Expressive Arts, an interdisciplinary art program. I lived in San Francisco during that time and after, landing  a job working for the Arts Commission.  I taught classes, showed my work, ran poetry readings and helped with art shows…  When the grant I was working under ran out, I decided what I wanted was more formal training, so I went to the California College of Arts and Crafts where I got my BFA and also did some post-graduate work. My main focus was on book arts which included, letterpress printing, papermaking, binding and printmaking.  I later continued my papermaking back up at CSU Sonoma.  The I took a break from formal art involvement (although continuing creative projects on the side) and went back to school for a MA in General Medieval Studies and a PhD in Comparative Literature.  Now that I am retired from teaching I am enjoying giving more of my time to art.  It feeds my soul!

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