Contemporary Jewish Museum: Jewish Folktales Retold Artist Portrait

Inez Storer (b. 1933, Santa Monica, CA; lives and works in Inverness, CA) Inez Storer is a painter, born in Santa Monica and has been based for many years in Inverness, CA. She was a long-time professor at the San Francisco Art Institute, from which she retired. Her work usually has an aspect of implied history, both through the use of the figure as well as objects that are a part of her own collections—the resulting work is a combination of autobiographical and fictional references. Her work has been shown at the Monterey Museum of Art; the Reno Museum of Art; the National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia; and the Lannan Museum in Fort Worth, TX. She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1999 and the prestigious appointment as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome 1996 and 1997. “Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid” presents newly commissioned works of art by sixteen contemporary artists in response to a selection of tales from Jewish folklore. Acting as modern maggids—storytellers, transmitters of knowledge, secrets revealers—they explore the many facets of these stories’ characters, themes, and metaphors. Artists include: Michael Arcega, Julia Goodman, Dina Goldstein, Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope, Vera Iliatova, David Kasprzak, Mads Lynnerup, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Mike Rothfeld, Tracey Snelling, Chris Sollars, M. Louise Stanley, Inez Storer, and Young Suh and Katie Peterson.