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Deanna Schwartzberg
Deanna Schwartberg - Nascent Dawn

Figure As Metaphor: “Nascent Dawn” - mixed media, 72 by 72 inches

artist bio

Deanna's interest in abstract painting began with her earliest art experience as an undergraduate at New York University. Later, her years spent studying painting at the Art Students League of New York with Vaclav Vytlacil, who painted with Hans Hofmann, laid the groundwork for her life's work as a painter.

Deanna maintains a studio in Bethesda, MD. Since 2000 she has had solo shows at Art Museum of the Americas F Street Gallery, Washington DC; Parish Gallery, Washington D.C.; Studio 4 West, Piermont, NY; Ozmosis Gallery, Bethesda, MD; Gudelsky Gallery, Maryland College of Art and Design, formerly in Silver Spring, MD; and Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD. Additionally, her work has been shown extensively at Somerhill Gallery, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC; and at the Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD. During this time she also exhibited at The Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA; Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD; Vis Arts, Rockville, MD; Norman and Sarah Brown Gallery, JCC, Baltimore MD; Coincidence Gallery, Richmond, VA; Workhouse Gallery, Lorton VA; The Athenaeum, NVFAA, Alexandria VA; The Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA; Gallery 65, Mclean VA; and The Bible Museum, Safed, Israel.

Deanna has taught abstract painting in the Washington area for many years. At the Art League School, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, her students are both professional painters and those new to abstraction. For Deanna, helping an artist shape their personal vision and exploring the painting process with her students energizes her own creative efforts.