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In this painting from the series Voices From Far Lands the viewer is invited into an intimate world
associated with my feelings during the pandemic.
My self portrait evokes the emotions of vulnerability and fear but the natural world inserts itself to bring hope.
The animals, as part of this world, also serve to show active forces: the goats represent sensuality and vitality and the Red-winged Blackbirds
describe freedom and playfulness.
Rochelle Shicoff's paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1980 she was the recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in Painting and spent a year painting in Rome, Italy and traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Among her awards are Visiting Artist residencies, community grants, a nomination for the Fulbright, and American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2001 she co-authored “The Mural Book: A Practical Guide for Educators” published by Crystal Productions which was specifically written for K-12 educators. Her public art murals can be seen in NYC, Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia and Mexico.
Her murals have been awarded an Art in Action Grant, The Women Waging Peace Award, and the MA Council for the Arts Grant. She has received 2 public art commissions from the NY School Construction Authority. The latest consisted of 3 8’x6’ painted polycloth banners titled “The Open Sky” for Sunset Park H.S., Brooklyn, NY Her latest commission for ArtsWestchester,NY consisted of (11) 13’ painted aluminum totems with moving animals and golden wings on the tops titled “Seeing The Wind”. This installation is at the front of the Mount Vernon Public Library, Children’s Entrance.