Sally Novak is an award winning Brooklyn-based artist. Born on the West Coast, she was based for many years in San Diego, California represented by Galleria Dos Damas before moving to New York City in 2004. Ms. Novak works in a variety of media, including oils and acrylics on canvas, found objects and recycled materials. Her current works are two pronged; deconstructed landscapes in acrylic on paper, and figurative works in acrylic on canvas based around bodies of water. Ms. Novak’s abstracted forms reference personal memories that range from her travels across the U.S. and abroad, places she’s lived, road trips across the Pacific Southwest, and the reality of the climate crisis.
A competitive swimmer as a child, along with her siblings, Ms. Novak is concurrently working on a figurative acrylic on canvas series based on bodies of water and family. The series began on Zoom at the onset of the pandemic, meeting every Sunday with California-based artist Barbara Stanley and Texas-based artist Melissa Osborne. Their weekly studio practice continues to this day.
Inspiration comes from artist Paul Sérusier’s The Talisman, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Nasreen Mohamadi, René Magritte, Agnes Martin, playing guitar and her feline art assistant Lulu, to name just a few. Sally's work is collected worldwide.