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Lidia Shaddow

Artist Statement



Lidia Shaddow is a Los Angeles based artists born and raised in Israel. At the age of14 She immigrated with her family to the USA. After initially studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York, she received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Shaddow's art work consists mainly of painting, collages, paintography, photography and book making. It is in a continues flux of literal and abstract expressions of nationality, ethnicity and gender inspired by the Southern Californian lightness of being and the dark vivid shadows of her upbringing in Israel. Islamic art and Abstract Expressionism influence is apparent in her intricate patterns and rich textures. She refers to her last series of rug paintings as Pollockian Arabesques.

Lidia’s art work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, Gallery 825, LA Artcore, Art Share LA, The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles Municipal Art , Pomegranate Gallery NY, Hebrew Union College, Hillel USC, The Lowey Winkler AJU, The Bell Gallery, Fingood Gallery, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, ZOA House in Tel Aviv and the Arad Arts Museum in Israel to name a few.

Shaddow developed an integrated art curriculum for k-6 for VBS Day School and has been teaching art for over three decades. She is a recipient of The Educational Award Grant from VBS H. M. Schulweis Day School And the Arad Artist residency In israel. 

Currently Lidia is involved in curating exhibitions and is interested in collaborations. More about her heritage and her work can be found in the book Jewish Identities In American Feminist Art, Ghosts of ethnicity by Lisa E. Bloom and on her website as well as current work on Facebook and Instagram.


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Lidia Shaddow solo exhibition at Modern VideoFilm Santa Monica