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Celia Rabinovitch

University of Manitoba
artist, cultural historian
Central Canada and San Francisco Bay Area
As an independent, I look to exhibit my painting in innovative themes and venues. I am open to speaking engagements and short form workshops. Collaborative partnerships that are direct and fun on content we love. My current interests are on art and the sacred, and the uncanny in my visual art. My art informs and impels my writing. Currently interested in painting, animal behaviour, interspecies communcation, archival research, films, and photographs, and expressing the energy of nature and giving form to emotion in my art. Writing in quirky areas of art, phenomenology of religion, and anthropology.
Bio: Celia Rabinovitch, artist, author, and professor, paintings shown in Canada, the USA, and Europe: YYZ, Toronto, Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Florence Biennale, the University of California-Berkeley, and Galerie Mouratti, Vienna. Awards include the Canada Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Millay Colony for the Arts, NY, and artist in Residence in 2016 at the University of Victoria. Currently Celia's paintings are seen at Hebrew Union College Museum in NYC, an international exhibition on climate change. Her luminous paintings evoke mood and atmosphere opening a sense of the uncanny.
PhD from McGill University in the history of religions and art history and her MFA in painting in from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Celia has taught at the University of Colorado Denver, Syracuse University, Emily Carr University, California College of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and was Professor and Director of the School of Art University of Manitoba, and a Program Director for Graphic Design, Fine Arts, and Music at the University of California Berkeley, where she created innovative programs. Her association with Berkeley continues as a visiting scholar in fine arts and anthropology.
In 2016-2018, she gave talks at the Cornell University Art Gallery, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Seligmann Center for the Arts, NY, NYU, Bard College, University of the Arts, and at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The author of Surrealism and the Sacred: Power, Eros, and the Occult in Modern Art (2003), her new book, Duchamp's Pipe: A Chess Romance between Marcel Duchamp and George Koltanowksi is forthcoming from North Atlantic Press, 2019