Beth Ames Swartz has had over 70 one-person art exhibitions including a solo show at The Jewish Museum in New York as well as three major traveling museum exhibitions. She received the Governor's Individual Artist Award in 2001 in Arizona, and a retrospective of her work was mounted in 2002 at The Phoenix Art Museum, with a monograph about her work co-published by The Phoenix Art Museum and Hudson Hills Press. Swartz was honored in New York in 2003 by the Veteran Feminists of America for her outstanding contribution to the Arts nationally. Swartz explores systems of knowledge by translating philosophical concepts into aesthetic visual experiences. "Beth Ames Swartz paints from the soul and speaks to its joyous embodiment. The work is of a vision beyond seeing and moves with unheard sound.The lucid brilliance of eyes-closed night journeys are chronicled with the power of close-to-the-eyes intimacy. Her radiant images breathe life into the form of our own remembrances."
- James Turrell
ARTWORK: Beth Ames Swartz
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