Mara Sfara is a representational painter and a contemporary sculptor, multi-sensory kinetic artist and artistic jeweler. Her kinetic sculptures blend traditional artwork with new media creating her own unique fantasy worlds. Sfara’s intense love of the natural world, animals, and whimsical Greek mythological bronze sculptures convey a range of moods, humor, and attitudes with which her audience can readily identify.
Her positive nature is reflected in her art, in her use of vivid colors, objects and quixotic, idyllic serene landscapes. Sfara’s works reveal stories of human relationships to the self, others and the universe. She studied English, Film Criticism and Fine Arts at the undergraduate level and obtained her Master’s in Art from New York University.
Sfara’s paintings and sculptures are regularly exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide at shows in England, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Argentina and Spain. She is in the permanent collections of The Springfield Museums Springfield, MA, The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut, The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York and the QCC (CUNY) Art Gallery/Museum, Bayside, NY. In 2013, Sfara’s sculptures and paintings were featured at the opening fundraiser for The NY state park systems of a new wing at the historic Westbrook Manor at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, NY. Sfara lives on the East Coast.
Art is an expression the emotions and thoughts that permeate in your heart
Mara Sfara creates visually stunning works to develop and inspire people to appreciate nature and all the creatures who inhabit our world. Sfara seeks to understand, maintain, and enhance the lives of all beings. Sfara uses her art as a platform to teach people to appreciate the benefits of a healthy, symbiotic relationship with nature and animals.
Art is a language to communicate with others. Sfara’s art engages the viewer in an ethereal fantasy world, in which colors and humor dominate the art. A quixotic style permeates the work to give character to humans and other forms of life. The objective is to allow the viewer to relate to the image personally and have a visual reaction that leads to an emotional and visceral attachment to the work.