SHEILA KRIEMELMAN

 

STATEMENT

My work has always been an expression of my core self. Whatever is happening in my life expresses itself in the work.  

“I Can Fly” is from a series inspired by my grand daughter who is my model and my muse.

“Dachau 1933-1945” is a holocaust project that was a reaction to a visit to the death camp, and gives witness to the victims, survivors, rescuers and liberators of the camp. It began as a way to vent my feelings of horror and outrage, but ultimately, at the end of the five year project, become a celebration of the human spirit.

The tropical florals are a continuation of an ongoing series that was painted for an exhibition in Honolulu in 2004. The work explores my passion for watercolor, serial imagery, and evocative color, with subject matter that takes me back to my roots. Feelings of desire, longing and a painful nostalgia come to me as I relive a childhood rich with exotic, scents, colors and textures, and adventures with childhood pals who loved me and made me feel safe, most of whom are still living in Hawaii and remain my closest friends to this day.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Honolulu born, Sheila Kriemelman is a noted New York artist, and professor of art and art history.

Kriemelman has a Bachelors in Art Education from the University of Missouri and a Masters in Studio Art from the College of New Rochelle. She has studied with internationally acclaimed artists including Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Roy Lichtenstein and Larry Rivers.

Kriemelman is currently a professor of art and art history at Iona College and Mercy College in New York. She has a studio in SoHo, where she lives with her husband. Her paintings are in luxury resorts, and private, public, and corporate collections in the US,  London and Australia, including the Klutznik National Jewish Museum in Washington, DC, Honolulu Academy of Art,  the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, the Fairmont Kealani on Maui, and the Manele Bay Resort on the island of Lanai.

Her professional memberships include the National Association of Women Artists, the New York Society of Women Artists, New York Artists Equity, and the College Art Association. She is listed in Who’s Who In American Art and Outstanding Persons of the 21st Century: In Honour of Outstanding Contributions to Human Rights Through Art and Education.