Jane Gottlieb

Santa Barbara, CA

"As much painter as photographer, Gottlieb has used her explosive colorist skills for altering reality into a more romantic and fantastic world. Gottlieb scans her lifetime collection of Kodachrome slides and then enhances, collage, and paints them with Photoshop to express her idyllic vision in a voice that is uniquely her own."
As much painter as photographer, Jane Gottlieb has used her explosive colorist skills for the past thirty-five years to hand-paint layers of retouching dyes onto her Cibachrome prints, altering reality into a more romantic and fantastic world. Gottlieb now scans her one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints and her lifetime collection of Kodachrome slides and then enhances, collages, and paints them with Photoshop to express her idyllic vision
in a voice that is uniquely her own.

“I hope” says Gottlieb, “to create images that surprise and intrigue, drawing the viewer into my idyllic vision, ultimately uplifting them with vibrant color and evocative beauty.”

Over her career, Gottlieb has journeyed to destinations throughout the world taking photographs of the natural and man-made world creating the basis for her art works. Her multiple series range from classic automobiles to architecture to gardens, cityscapes, monuments, and villas.

In conjunction with an exhibition of Gottlieb’s “the Garden Works” at The Butler Institute of America Art, Director Dr. Louis A. Zona stated: “Channeled through a remarkable imagination and disciplined eye, she delivers to us a visual universe of unparalleled wonders. These are classically beautiful works in theme and composition, but move well beyond tradition in interpretation and critical placement of exuberant color.”

Over the last five years Gottlieb is proud to have installed over 150 large artworks on exhibit for ten years
in five buildings at UCLA and two buildings at UCSB.

Gottlieb has been exhibited worldwide in countless group exhibits and many one-person shows including the:
Butler Institute of American Art, Laguna Art Museum, Petersen Automotive Museum,
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Monterey Museum of Art, Carnegie Art Museum
in Oxnard, CA, Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University, Louis Stern Gallery in West Hollywood, Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, L’Image Gallery in Rome, Italy, and MAD Gallery
in Milan, Italy, and Colorinda Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

Gottlieb’s art has been featured in many publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Elle Magazine and American Photographer Magazine, Artwork Magazine, Fine Art Magazine. Santa Barbara Independent.
Two museum exhibition catalogues and two books have been published of her art, Garden Tales and Car Tales.

Among the many collections in which her art is represented are the:
Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Monterey Museum of Art, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Cedar’s and UCLA Hospitals, EMI/Capital Records in LA, NYC, London and Paris, and Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.
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