About the Artist
Fania was born in the very old city of Lyon, France post World War II. While growing up in Lyon her passion for art began at a young age as she studied fashion design and pattern making as well as French Cooking. Fania soaked up as much of the French culture as she could and brought it with her when she moved to the United States in the 1970’s.
Fania travelled around a lot during her first years in the US and ended up studying Color and Design and Sculpture at Idaho State University before settling in Charlotte, NC during the 1980’s with her husband and three wonderful children. She studied Graphic Design and Photography while in Charlotte and worked in those fields for nearly 30 years while raising her children.
Her inspirations rose from the French Post Impressionism, Cubism and Pop Art of the Twentieth Century. She loves graffiti paintings for their intense colors, freedom of patterns, fabrics, textured materials, found objects and printed materials.
Graffiti is often associated with vandalism but has proven to be much more and has slowly invaded contemporary culture.
It plays an important role in the world of Art, Design and Fashion and is widely used on all kinds of merchandise as well – apparel, fashion accessories, culinary accessories, gift wrappers, boxes, cartons, etc…
All of these loves are very prevalent in her vibrant and colorful collages.
Her work is shown in Raleigh at the The Triangle Cultural Art Gallery where she is going to have a new show in March 2023.
For each painting sold Fania will make a donation to the WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN, wck.org