The images for Vivian Wolovitz's paintings are derived from landscape and natural phenomenon. She is intensely involved with process and materials. The surfaces of the paintings are created through multiple layers of oil paint to evoke luminous and atmospheric yet physically concrete spaces. The layers are constructued and built upon, while scoring and scraping reveal the depths from below. A surface is created that is textural and complex and tells a tale of many paths taken.
The artist received her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her B.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art, including a year in Rome. Her work has been exhibited in Bulgaria, Canada, Italy, Japan and throughout the U.S. The artist and her family live in a 150-year-old farmhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania.