The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art is proud to announce a new exhibit featuring Houston artist Orna Feinstein opening on Friday, April 17. Feinstein’s overlapping structures explore the intermeshing of organic pattern, shadow and light while confined to a limited color palette matrix of monoprinted plexiglas. In conjunction with the exhibit, she will speak of her process and inspiration at the Arcadia Salon on May 14. The exhibit runs through July 5,2015.
Innovation is what sets Houston-based Orna Feinstein apart from the more traditional monoprint maker. The end result is a three-dimensional work, which dazzles and plays with the human eye.
Feinstein is an artist at heart, and with her scientific mind she utilizes her perpetual fascination with biology and chemistry to conceptualize and re-create geometric patterns that are found in organic life. In her work, she draws inspiration from the geometries of a living cell or organism found underneath a microscope, or the concentric circles and linear patterns seen in a cross-section of a tree trunk.
Approaching printmaking in a sculptural way has allowed Feinstein to break barriers, bringing a contemporary perspective to the art of printmaking. Her desire to innovate in a field that hasn’t changed much over the centuries, along with her passion for experimentation led her to print on the non-traditional materials seen in her most recent work. With layering and three-dimensionality of her pieces comes depth and motion, making the observation of her art a truly unique experience.
The artist has won many awards including first place in the AMoA Biennial 600 printmaking exhibition at the Amarillo Museum of Art as well as the first place in the 3rd National Juried Monotype and Monoprint Exhibition juried by Mark Pascale, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her works are represented in numerous Museums, among them: the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopleos, Greece, Roennebaeksholm Arts & Culture Centre, Naestved, Denmark, and Venice Printmaking in Venice, Italy. She is featured in June Mattingly’s book “The State of the Art: Contemporary Artists in Texas” Second Addition. Currently she has a retrospective exhibition that is traveling to several regional Museums.
Feinstein has earned her BFA summa cum lade in Sculpture from the university of Houston and a diploma in printmaking from the Glassell School of Art. Feinstein is represented by Craighead gallery in Dallas and Anya Tish Gallery in Houston.
Special thanks to Texas Commission on the Arts, the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Dallas, and Kilgore Law Firm.