works by Berenice
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“Most of my work deals with water images and the experience of being in nature," says Berenice D’Vorzon. “As in Asian art, the viewer is both inside and outside the painting at the same time. Environmental concerns are also part of the work, which is especially pertinent in these days of ecological crisis. Southern swamps, Long Island wetlands, Northern ice, the River Li in China, coral reefs and jungles in Caribbean ... are some of my investigations.”

The New York born artist has had over 30 solo shows. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in this country and abroad. Some of the museums that have shown her work include the Whitney in New York, the Heckscher in Huntington, the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Aldrich Museum in Connecticut. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections including Guild Hall Museum, the Aldrich Museum and the Library of Congress.

Berenice D’Vorzon attended the High School of Music & Art in Manhattan, the Art Students League and Queens College (CUNY), receiving a BFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA from Columbia University. She has taught at universities around the country, as well as being a visiting artist at institutions and art schools. She is often on panels and gives lectures on both art and the environment.

In REVIEW Magazine, art critic Joe Vojtko wrote, “Although she goes at her work with all the laborious method of a trained scientist out in the field collecting data, sometimes I see D’Vorzon as a brewer of spells -- a conjure woman -- a swamp witch.” He goes on to describe her creative process as the translation into painted imagery of all that she has “absorbed, sensually, emotionally, cerebrally. with all the permutations, distortions and bizarre associations that sculpt the ghost and scar the empirical flesh of experience remembered.”