I credit my discovery of fractals (the self-repeating properties found within a single object of nature) for completely transforming my artistic vision. From the early representational work – illuminated white roses painted as portraits reminiscent of Rembrandt’s style – my vision has evolved to much more conceptual views with a new spirit and with an original and unconventional voice.

The paradigms of beauty are changing as fast as the trends in our digitally drive, instant gratification, short-attention-span culture. This work invites a fresh dialogue between aesthetics and science. It asks viewers to put down their devices, to take time to pause and look at the work around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye.

American Jewish University
Pratt / Bornstein Galleries
15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, CA 90077
310.476.9777 ext. 201

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday – 10am -7pm
Beginning August 21: Sunday – Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday – 10am – 2pm

Deborah Bigeleisen is an internationally renowned artist whose paintings are sold through fine art galleries across the U.S. and at Fine Art and Contemporary Art Fairs. Her paintings are collected world-wide and are prominently included in private and corporate collections. She is regarded as a master at her craft – whether creating almost voyeuristic, seductive representational images or more evocative and deceptive conceptual visions of a single image of a flower. Because her subject is always a flower, she is often mentioned alongside Georgia O’keeffe. The similarity is that as artists they are both identified by painting flowers; however, that is the mutual point of departure.
She identifies more with the Dutch master artists not only because of how their techniques have influenced her work, but to paraphrase Rembrandt he “loved what he painted and only painted what he loved.”

Deborah’s paintings have been recognized with awards; have been accepted into numerous museum exhibitions – including the Pratt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) Art and Historical Center; have been widely published in journals – including Science Creative Quarterly for her work in fractals; and have graced the covers and inside pages of noteworthy art books and interior design magazines including Florida Design, Art & Antiques, and New Art International.

Deborah is also an educator, and a private tour guide at museums and international art fairs. She served for nine years as chair person for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach. She is a long standing member of the National Association of Women Artists and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, was a former member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, and a former director on the board of the Palm Beach County Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
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