Virtual Artist Studio Visit
Live at #VCMVirtual
Thursday, May 28, 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Featuring Rochelle Berman
Join Life Is Art during our weekly sessions at Venture Cafe’s #VCMVirtual online events to meet local artists. Take a step “out” of your lockdown to enjoy a tour of the artist’s studio, listen to their stories, and interact with them to ask about their lives and process. Go full-screen and it is almost like you are there!
Take a break from the talking heads of most Zoom meetings. A way to get “out” and see something new and different. The opportunity to talk creativity and inspiration. To refresh your spirit and feed your soul. To pep up your mind maybe help you look at things from a new perspective. Art IS innovation and Life Is Art.
HOW TO GET THERE: Anytime after 4:00pm on Thursday click here https://venturecafemiami.org/vcmvirtual/
>> Fill out the sign-in form, then it will take you to the agenda. Page down to our show at 7:00pm and click that link! Zoom will open automatically.
Theme: Women and their Issues-Dreamscape Series
Struggles and Dreams,Transformation and Fear and lLove, Growth-
Dreamscapes- Symbolic and Impressionistic
The artist was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in Miami, Florida. She spent her youth studying the visual arts, including classes in life drawing and painting in NYC as a teen. She always loved to draw, paint and write poetry , but it was in college that she actually discovered her greatest passion of all was with photography. Classically trained in photography, she started her studies with black and white film photography at Arizona State University, She was employed as a portrait photographer while still in college. Later, she learned to utilize creative film techniques using double exposure, solarization, photo-montage and other darkroom effects. Rochelle assisted her professors in the History of Photography classes, and she was inspired by studying such diverse Masters of Photography from the past and present such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Man Ray, Abbott, Brassaii, Julia Margaret Cameron just to name a few. Some modern favorites include (Portrait) Phillips Halsman, Annie Leibovitz, Barbara Morgan, Arnold Newman, (Experimental photography ) Bill Brandt, Andre Kertesz,Sandy Skoglund (Travel/ Documentary ) Steve McCurry and Jim Zuckerman.
Rochelle has exhibited and sold her artwork locally and internationally. She enjoys creating certain “Dreamscape” type effects through creatively envisioning the final result and then employing the Digital Darkroom techniques. Rochelle especially enjoys creating experimental portraits, nature studies and travel related Images. Well-traveled, Rochelle Berman attempts to capture the immense beauty of our world as seen throughout many countries, people and landscapes. She likes to capture the special moments and underlying essence of a scene. Totally in love with Color and Pattern , her artworks are electrically vibrant, simple and direct in composition and emotionally rich. Some of her favorite artists include (impressionist) Matisse, Monet, Cassatt. (Surrealist ) Dali and Magritte, (Expressionistic decorative/symbolist ) Klimt and Chagall.
“My intention is to capture and create images that show the beauty and magic of our world! I hope to inspire and share the happiness that I feel when in the presence of nature and her wonders. Also, I am intrigued by our unique human ability to communicate and express in such diverse ways, It is my hope to touch hearts and inspire minds through my Art/Photography. As a spiritual truth seeker, my art helps me to break through traditional thinking to discover new ideas and feelings. The greatest joy lies in sharing the present moment’s magic with others and exploring dreams and intuition as tools for spiritual growth. I love to create “dreamscapes” where I start with the inherent beauty in nature, places and people and take a creative leap from there.”
Arizona State University BA Fine Arts Photography
“Reciprocal Consciousness”- ArtServe Gallery-Ft Lauderdale,Fl “Transformations”- Pennsylvania Center for Photography- (PACE)
“Curators Voice” Wynwood Juried Exhibition- Miami Fl- “Retrospective” -Sabal Chase Community Center – Miami,Fl
“Dreamscapes and Reflections” Pitman Photo Gallery-Miami,Fl
“River of Art” Pop up Art in Public Places -Bahama Breeze, Miami Fl “Life is Art” Pop Up Art in Public Places- La Boca, Miami
“Alchemy of Vision:Dreams and Journeys”- Pitman Photo Gallery-Miami, Fl “New Beginnings”- Art Fusion Gallery- Wynwood Miami Fl
”Journey to Asia” – Artists at the Falls- Miami, Fl
Publications and Media
2014 Artist Portfolio Magazine- “LandscapesOnly-“ Online Contest/Exhibition- Winner
2013 Artist Portfolio Magazine-“Portraits” -Featured Artist