About Fay Kravitz
Fay Kravitz, a native New Yorker, grew up on Long Island. She received a BFA in fine art and graphics from Pratt Institute and a degree in fashion design from Parsons School of Design.
After a career in fashion design, she moved to Florida and worked with architects and interior designers, working on some of the “Street of Dreams” homes in Disney’s Celebration decorating large mansions. When she returned to New York, she returned to her first love, painting. Her inspiration comes from ideas of great thinkers, from the writings of Joseph Campbell the great mythologist, Carl Jung and his theories about the subconscious mind and archetypes, Nikola Tesla’s statement, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration,” from Buddhism, Kabbalah, and her meditations. Her works range from realism to the abstract.
She works in a variety of mediums: oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil and experiments with materials such as sand, stucco, marble dust, tar medium and sequins to obtain new textures.
She uses two approaches to her work: one with intense preparation and planning, the other by spontaneous and intuitive action. With one, she formulates a schematic which to work from and often puts the composition on a computer to rework it before painting in the alterations. Or, she eschews premeditation and makes a request from the universe for a universal message. In either approach, she presents a mood, an emotion, a place, and offers a thought-provoking question of our reality, the ethereal nature of art and creation. Images vibrate with intensity, resonance and much more than the visual, something beyond the image.
When working in an abstract format, she wants the viewer to formulate his/her own ideas about a subject. This encourages self-exploration, personal creativity and mind-expanding thought. The compositions are dynamic, filled with energy, light and movement.
She is a member of the Artist’s Collective of Hyde Park, New York, a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) (2015-present), Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) (2018-present) and a former member of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Florida Division. She has exhibited her work in shows across the country and online galleries such as Saatchi, FineArtAmerica, Apero and FusionArt and is currently showing on Exhibizone Internationale 2022 Grand Prize.