Rorai, Gina

The Obliterati, A Quiet Word, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 5 ft. (1.8 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Obliterati, Same Mother, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 5 ft. (1.8 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Path of Appearance, Eronel, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 5 ft. (1.8 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Obliterati, Starless, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 5 ft. (1.8 x 1.5 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Obliterati, Untitled, 2007

oil on canvas

6 x 4 ft. (1.8 x 1.2 m)

Rorai, Gina

The Obliterati, 2007

installation at Birch Libalato

Rorai, Gina

The Obliterati, 2007

installation at Birch Libalato

Rorai, Gina

The Obliterati, 2007

installation at Birch Libalato

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.