As I work, I strive to make a field of possibilities for discovery within each piece. Making art is a gradual process, elements arising organically out of their interactions with each other, sometimes leaving traces even when they are covered by later additions. My works reflect a creative state of being both attentive and open to the unconscious. They come out of my absorption in the materials and relationships within the work, and they invite the viewer to enter and become absorbed too. Because they are open to the viewer to explore, they seek to create an emotional engagement, without dictating the emotions.
Ewa Gavrielov was born in Poland and grew up in Israel. Gavrielov works and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has earned a bachelor of Architecture from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel, and a graphic design diploma from the Art Institute of Boston, and has worked as an architect and a designer. Gavrielov has participated in group and community shows in various Bay Area locations, such as Los Gatos Art Museum, San Jose ICA, Mountain View Center for the Arts, Pacific Art League Palo Alto, Packard Children’s Hospital Center for Nursing, and Kala Art Institute. Her artwork is also shown in private collections in the Bay Area and in Israel.