Rorai, Gina

6459A, 2004

oil on canvas

24 x 18 in. (61 x 46 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Montara, 2015

oil on canvas

10 x 8 ft. (3 x 2.4 m)

Rorai, Gina

A Lost Name, 2015

oil on canvas

10 x 8 in. (3 x 2.4 m)

Rorai, Gina

Any Traveler, 2015

oil on canvas

10 x 8 in. (3 x 2.4 m)

Rorai, Gina

Are You There, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 5 ft. (1.8 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

Resemblance I, 2006

oil on canvas

4 x 3 ft. (1.2 x 0.9 m)

Rorai, Gina

Eighty One, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 5 ft. (1.8 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

Meera, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 5 ft. (1.8 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Last Day, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 5 ft. (1.8 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

Three Paintings, 2006-2007

oil on canvas

6 x 4 ft. (1.8 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

Lafontaine, 2004

oil on canvas

4 x 3 ft. (1.2 x 0.9 m)

Rorai, Gina

untitled, 2009

oil on canvas

5.6 x 4 ft. (1.7 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Spinning Heart, 2015

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Monief, 2007

oil on canvas

30 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Parting, 2006

oil on canvas

6 x 4 ft. (1.8 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

Still Life with Shells and Blue Cloth, 2004

oil on canvas

6 x 4 ft. (1.8 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

Curtain, Painting, Table, 2004

oil on canvas

3 x 4 ft. (0.9 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

For CB, 2007

oil on canvas

12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 41 cm)

Rorai, Gina

For JMU, 2007

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Island, 2005

oil on canvas

4 x 5 ft. (1.2 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

Night Studio, 2006

oil on canvas

5 x 4 ft. (1.5 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Red Canvas, 2003

oil on canvas

7.7 x 6.5 ft. (2.3 x 2 m)

Rorai, Gina

Rope, 2007

oil on canvas

18 x 16 in. (46 x 41 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Ocean, 2004

oil on canvas

24 x 36 in. (61 x 91 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Paintings and Shadows 3, 2004

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Self and Sovereign, 2015

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in. (46 x 61 cm)

Rorai, Gina

untitled, 2009

oil on canvas

4 x 5.6 ft. (1.2 x 1.7 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Willow-Wren, 2015

oil on canvas

16 x 12 in. (41 x 30.5 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Untitled (still life with figures), 2004

oil on canvas

3 x 4 ft. (0.9 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Green Field, 2007

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Rorai, Gina

untitled no. 4, 2015

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Valley, 2015

oil on canvas

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Rorai, Gina

Self, 2007

oil on canvas

3.5 x 4 ft. (1 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

Ostend, 2015

oil on canvas

16 x 16 in. (41 x 41 cm)

Gina Rorai exemplifies painterly intelligence.  Within the context of a highly structured painting, Rorai diffuses multiple viewpoints on the same plane. Her work is a hybrid combining aspects of still life, abstraction, and landscape painting. The combination acts as a metaphor for life cycle.

 

After graduating from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Art, Rorai began exhibiting with the prominent dealer Sable Castelli until the closing of the gallery, after which she joined Birch Libralato.  She was included in the seminal exhibitions Contingency and Continuity: Negotiating New Abstraction at the Macdonald Stewart Art Gallery at Guelph, and 60 Painters at Humber Arts and Media Studios.