BIO

 

Sally Novak is an award winning Brooklyn-based artist. She was born in Walnut Creek, California near San Francisco. She lived for many years in San Diego, California as a working artist represented by Galleria Dos Damas before moving to New York City in 2004. Ms. Novak works in a variety of media, including oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and paper, found objects and recycled materials. Her current works are environmental explorations on paper rendered in acrylics, graphite and oil pastels.

 

Ms. Novak’s deconstructed topographies are influenced by the natural forms of land, air and water. She references personal memories that range from her travels across the United Sates and abroad, places she’s lived, road trips across the Pacific Southwest, and our sense of place in those worlds amid the reality of climate change. Her recent works express a deep concern for our endangered environment and how it’s affecting all forms of life on the planet. Each painting prompts the viewer to consider the necessity to be responsible custodians of our planet amid the climate deniers. What action, no matter how small, can each of us do to stem the tide of climate change?

 

Inspiration comes from music, artist Paul  Sérusier’s The Talisman, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Nasreen Mohamadi and Agnes Martin, and her late, beloved feline companion Cornell, to name just a few. Sally's work is collected worldwide. To see more of her work, please visit her Instagram page.