Abstract expressionism, mixed media collages
About the Artist
Judith Rohrer has lived in the Bay Area most of her life. Her love of art began during a year-long trip throughout Europe and N. Africa following her first year of undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley. Upon her return she majored in Art and received an M.A. in Art (Painting and Art History) from San Francisco State University. Although trained in representational modes, she developed an appreciation for Abstract Expressionism.
Her love of color motivates her work —color as it interacts with forms and textures or is spontaneously rendered on the paper. Color uniquely evokes moods and emotions. As Judith states, “Color helps me connect with deeper places within myself. It helps me move through stuck places in my psyche and to discover a sense of joy within.” Art, for Judith, is also a way to play and have fun. It provides a great balance to her career as a psychotherapist. Judith uses acrylics, hand-made and found papers, colored pencils and fabric to create her collages. She is currently a juried member of ACCI Gallery in Berkeley and Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek. She has been in several solo and group shows in the Bay Area.
Education and Exhibit History:
M.A. San Francisco State University, Painting and Art History
2014 – Present: Juried member, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2010 – Present: Juried member, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
2015-2016: Juried member, Lafayette Art Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2019 People’s Cafe, Berkeley, CA
2019 Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, CA
2017 City Hall 2nd floor, Walnut Creek, CA.
2016 City Hall Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2015 Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Walnut Creek, CA.
2013 Contra Costa County Library, Ygnacio Valley Branch, Walnut Creek, CA.
2012 Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Walnut Creek, CA.
2012-2019 Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2012-2019 ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2014-2019 Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2016 Boundary Oaks Golf Club, Walnut Creek, CA
2015 Orinda Gallery, Orinda Library, Orinda, CA.
2014 Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA.
2019, 2018, 2013, 2012 aRt Cottage, Concord, CA.
2013, 2012 East Bay Artists’ Guild art display window, Pleasant Hill, CA.
2013, 2012 Aspen Surgery Center, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut, Creek, CA.
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