Reviews and News
For each exhibition at the Women And
Their Work art organization, a writer
commissioned by the W&TW examines the work on exhibit and
writes a critical essay. Valerie Cassel Oliver, the Senior Curator of
the Contemporary Art Museum Houston
wrote an essay entitled "Orna Feinstein: In
Full Bloom" to accompany
Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin's review of
"Orna Feinstein uses
50,000 exhibit invites in her a faux flower field"
was published on April 7, 2016 in the Austin
"...With the gallery walls painted a matte battleship grey — and with
the gallery devoid of natural light — the immediate whimsy of
Feinstein’s fake flower field is nicely tempered. If anything, there’s
a slightly — yet nicely — claustrophobic feel to the rather large
installation that just enhances its artificiality".
Writer and art critic H.C. Arnold described
PAPELLIBRIUM as: "...Overall, it’s staggering. Beyond the
of invitations she’s used, the amount of time taken to bend each one
and stitch them together must have been immense. Then, there is their
careful installation. She had to simultaneously cover the floor working
from the back corners forward while at the same time making sure to
diversify the various combinations of invitations in order to ensure an
aesthetic variety. Larger oblong cards sit next to concentrically
circled ones. Taller cards peek out over their neighbors. And their
different colors dot the landscape making interesting and subtle
patterns." For a full review, please see
"Perspective is everything: Orna Feinstein's Papellibrium",
published on March 18, 2016 at the Art and Arnold blog.
Todd Camplin published a detailed review of this
on his June 2015 Todd
column at the ModernDallas.net online magazine. He
Feinstein is reason enough to go out of your way, because her work
engages the eye like no other artist. Well, I say that, but she comes
out of a rich tradition of artists that have played with the eye. Op
artists Yaacov Agam and Victor Vasarely have great influence on her
work, but I think Feinstein takes this mode of visual experimentation
and furthers the conversation by layering, cutting, sewing, and working
A preview by Michael Granberry titled Artist
Orna Feinstein Traces the Change in her Work to Texas
appeared on March 21, 2015 at the Dallas Morning
Prior to the "Slice
by Slice" solo exhibition at Anya Tish
Gallery in Houston, an interview
with the artist by Casey
Gregory of Arts + Culture was published on
A review of the"BREAKUP - Pixels, Particles,
Fragments", a group exhibition at James Gallery in
Pittsburgh by Kurt Shaw appeared on October 15, 2014 at the Pittsburgh
Lopez, of the Midland Reporter-Telegram wrote:
"...With her ultra-cool printmaking techniques, Feinstein's work in
and Zen: 15 Years of Printmaking' is not only art on display, but it's
also a magical trip where he works appear and disappear in front of
eyes". The article includes tips and special insight to
Feinstein's work by Brian Lee Whisenhunt, the director of the Museum of
Southwest, and by the curator Wendy Earle.
In the Jewish Herald-Voice "Orna
Feinstein Retrospective tours Texas", Aaron Howard
wrote: "...Approximately 30 Feinstein pieces will tour in her
retrospective exhibition “Now and Zen – Fifteen Years of Contemporary
Printmaking.” The exhibition includes earlier prints on paper from the
Rings Series as well as newer prints on fabric and plexiglass,
sculptures and installations. The exhibition will travel to several
museums in Texas from fall 2014 until spring 2016."
In the October 2012 HoustonPress article "Translucent
3-D Magic at Anya Tish Gallery", Meredith Deliso
wrote: "...Feinstein creates an almost "Magic Eye" effect with her Tree
Dynamics series -- layered pieces of fabric, paper and monoprint on
plexi that radiate orbs meant to represent the concentric circles of
Senior editor Molly Glentzer of the Houston
Chronicle reviewed the Multi-Librium
exhibition at Box13 ArtSpace on July 21, 2012. The
of an idea grew into Multi-Librium" was published
in the Saturday STAR section of the paper.
"...Every spare moment has gone toward cultivating
a garden of recycled art-gallery invitations - about 10,000 of them,
sewn into organic shapes and combined so they mimic flowers, leaves,
trees and even a fountain."
"...The swirling forms of the installation, viewed
from above, also mimic images you might see of plant cells under the
Altamese Osborne of the Houston Press elected me to
the "Houston's 100 Creatives" with a comprehensive review of my
MULTI-LIBRIUM large scale paper installation at Box13 Artspace in
Houston. Her article "100
Creatives 2012: Orna Feinstein, Printmaker and Installation Artist"
was published July 20, 2012 at the Houston Press.
A comprehensive review of my work titled "What
Fresh Hell is This - Spotlight on Orna Feinstein"
was written by Virginia Billeaud Anderson at TheGreatGodPanIsDead blog.
Published July 8, 2012.
pushes to extreme what can be accomplished with exceptional skills as a
printmaker. The monoprint is her favorite medium because it results in
a one of a kind image and effects not possible in another medium or
combination thereof ..." - By June Mattingly at
the Texas Contemporary Art, June 10, 2012.
inspired by the beauty of nature, in particular the interior geometry
of the organic ..." - By Caroline Belanger, Show
of the Month, Art and Culture Magazine, Dallas-Fort Worth, June 5,
thing is certain: Orna Feinstein's monoprints are about perception and
movement". - Review by VisualArtSource.com.
"Papellibrium," a Site Specific Installation from 30,000 Recycled Art Invitations"
- PRNewswire Feb. 29, 2016.
September - November 2014, the "Now
and Zen - Fifteen Years of Contemporary Printmaking" exhibition was on
display at the Museum
of the Southwest, in Midland Texas, where the artist was interviewed by
the Curator of Education Ms. Kristen Wagstrom. Please visit the
following link to hear a podcast of the interview available on the
YouTube site of the Museum of the Southwest:
of Orna Feinstein - Now and Zen
and Zen - Fifteen Years of Contemporary Printmaking
- PRNewswire Sept. 23, 2014.
the Aftermath of Hurricane, Houston Artist Creates Massive
Installation - PRNewswire July 25, 2012.
Orna Feinstein Shows Her Science-Inspired 3D Monoprints
- PRNewswire May 5, 2010.
Orna Feinstein discovers a passion for the abstract
- Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2010.
& Rooted Perspective by Orna Feinstein At the Museum of
Printing History - Artshound.com, Oct 20, 2008.
Woman - by Tim Molony, Houston Magazine, October
2008, Page 72.
A Print, Layer By Layer - by Aaron Howard, Jewish
Herald Voice, Houston, Texas, Fall 2008, Volume C, Number 17, Pages
Feinstein In Times Square
Orna's work was shown at Time Square in New York on the
electronic Reuters Sign Board on 5/6/10 at 7:53 am and 5/7/10 at 4:28
pm. The caption on the sign board above the image reads: "Science
Inspired, Rings Installation # 1 monoprint by artist Orna Feinstein".
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to view the displayed image.