Naomie Kremer

A painter and multi-media artist, Naomie Kremer has created text animations, painting animations and video for stage performance. Kremer’s large-scale, intensely colored abstract paintings incorporate text, architectural elements, nature, and figures inscribed beneath the bold brush strokes and bright, startling colors. Her work for the stage includes an all video set for the Berkeley Opera’s production of Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, performed in May 2008; and a video-based set for Light Moves, a collaboration with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company which premiered at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in November, 2011, touring in the US in 2012. Her paintings are in many public and private collections including the Fine Arts Museums of SF, the Magnes Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum and the US Embassy in Beijing. In 2008 she began making hybrid paintings: oil on canvas paintings with video projected on their surface, marrying the physical world of canvas and paint with the digital world of video.  She’s had recent solo exhibitions in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Paris and Dusseldorf. Her painting animations, oil on canvas paintings which she digitally deconstructs and animates, have been featured on the Apple Pro website for their groundbreaking use of the animation program Motion. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Kremer has lived in the Bay Area since 1977. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts in 1993. She is represented in San Francisco by Modernism Gallery. www.naomiekremer.com.