Lidia Shaddow is a Los Angeles based artists born and raised in Israel. After initially studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York, she received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Shaddow's art work consists mainly of painting, collages, paintography, photography and book making. It is in a continues flux of literal and abstract expressions of nationality, ethnicity and gender inspired by the Southern Californian lightness of being and the dark vivid shadows of her upbringing in Israel. Islamic art and Abstract Expressionism influence is apparent in her intricate patterns and rich textures. Her solo exhibition in may of 2015 “1001 looted magic carpets and prayer rugs” at Gallery 825 expressed concepts inspired by tension in The Middle East.
Lidia’s art work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, The Jerusalem Bianalle, The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles Municipal Art gallery, LA artcore, Art share LA, Pomegranate Gallery NY, Hebrew Union College, Hillel USC, The Lowey Winkler AJU, Fingood Gallery, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, The Skirball Cultural Center, ZOA House, Tel Aviv and the Arad Arts Museum in Israel to name a few. She is a member of the Jewish Artists Initiative and The Los Angeles Art Association.
Shaddow developed art curriculum for k-6 and taught art for over three decades. She is a recipient of The Educational Award Grant from VBS H. M. Schulweis Day School And the Arad Artist residency In israel. Currently Lidia is also involved in curating exhibitions and is interested in collaborations.