CONTACT TIFFANY

“In the rubric of contemporary art, Tiffany is a classical piece.”
-Brooke Lober, UC Santa Cruz

CONTACT TIFFANY

It has been my great fortune to have been nurtured as an artist since childhood. I owe to my grandmother, Judith Deim, a familiarity with paint, studio and travel. I currently reside and maintain a private studio in Los Angeles, making yearly painting trips to Mexico. My oil paintings are in galleries and collections in California, New York, Mexico and the Pacific Northwest. I have also created more than 20 permanent public mural installations in Southern California, the Bay Area and Mexico.

My Professional work outside the studio reflects a growing interest in large-scale collaborative projects that engender a sense of community. I have drawn upon my wealth of experience as a visual arts instructor, public works innovator and fine arts program director to fund and create dozens of murals and other installations in the Bay Area, Mexico and Los Angeles. For the past three years I have worked for the Wiseburn Unified School District providing a quality visual art program at 3 public schools. This sequential and in-depth program includes residencies, family workshops, community events and a series of collaborative murals.

I began formal training as an oil painter with Karl Benjamin at Pomona College in Claremont, California, before moving to New York City where I attended the Art Students League. In 1995 I arrived in San Francisco and found a mentor in Glen Moriwaki, a well-known artist who introduced me to the techniques and theories of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. With a deeper understanding of the human form I found more freedom to work with otherworldly themes and produced several large bodies of work.

It was at this point that I began teaching art and working in community. The bulk of my experience as an arts educator took place in San Francisco, where I was the Director of the Arts Program at the Creative Arts Charter School until 2011. At Creative Arts – as well as at nearby schools Harvey Milk, Rosa Parks and Grattan – I created murals and installations with my students and developed enduring fine arts programs. I have been awarded numerous grants to fund these programs and projects, most notably a California Arts Council Individual Artist grant for 3 year-long collaborative projects including a 15′ windmill installed in San Francisco’s City Hall.

As subjects or inspiration, children have always played a key role in my artistic life- their originality and creative spirit are infectious and working with them is a constant reminder that exploration is necessary for growth in art.

Oil Paintings

Mary Magdalene

oil on canvas

32″ x 34″

private collection

(San Francisco, CA)

Arab Woman

oil on canvas

27″ x 48″

available for sale

Palmas

oil on board

36″ x 48″

available for sale

Lady in Red

oil on canvas

24″ x 32″

private collection

(Willits, CA)

Haitian Poet

oil on canvas

32″ x 42″

private collection

(San Francisco, CA)

Dark Angel

oil on canvas

36″ x 44″

available for sale

Ophelia and Her Muse

oil on board

48″ x 36″

available for sale

The Veil

oil on canvas

47″ x  34″

private collector

(Boston, MA)

Frida Saving Frida

oil on paper

52″ X 42″

private collection

(Palo Alto, CA)

Ophelia

oil on silk

24″ x 48″

private collection

(Seattle, Washington)

Sueño

42″ x 34″

oil on canvas- framed

available for sale

Aberdeen Dream

oil on canvas

32″ x 45″

private collection

(Toronto, Canada)

Milonga

oil on canvas

36″ x 37″

private collection

(Miami, Florida)

Night Singer

oil on canvas

32″ x 45″

available for sale

Winks

oil on canvas

36″ x 45″

private collection

(Richmond, VA)

Ariel en Rose

oil on board

36″ x 36″

private collection

Magdalena II

oil on canvas

36″ x 36″

private collection

(San Francisco, CA)

Thirteen

oil on canvas

28″ x 34″

available for sale

Jacob and the Angel

oil on board

36″ x  38″

private collection

(San Francisco, CA)

San Miguel

oil on canvas

42″ x 45″

 

Sonambula I

oil on canvas

32″ x 44″

available for sale

Sonambula II

oil on canvas

32″ x 44″

private collection

(San Francisco, CA)

Sonambula III

oil on canvas

44″ X 36″

private collection

(Beverly, Massachusetts)

Eagle River

oil on canvas

54″ x 36″

private collection

(San Francisco, CA)

By the Sea

oil on linen

36″ x 48″

available for sale

Ophelia II

oil on canvas

60″ x 36″

private collection

(The Dalles, OR)

Magdalena

oil on canvas

42″ x 36″

private collection

(Seattle, WA)

The Voice Upon the Waters

Album cover art for LP by The End of Science

oil on canvas

30″ x 30″

Ophelia Resurrected

oil on canvas

39″ x 51″

available for sale

Alaskan Ruin I

oil on canvas

37″x 47″

available for sale