“My process begins with cutting images from the mass media, ripping them into pieces, and then reassembling them into a new visual arrangement,” Freiberg says. “Once a collage is completed, I do a painting of it, paying particular attention to the ripped edges in the context of space and color. In many of these works, the shards act as a body of parts or petals of flesh, creating an unconscious second language.”
Ariel Freiberg has an MFA in painting from Boston University and a BA in Studio Art from Smith College. Her paintings explore narrative and literary based female-centric mythologies. She is constantly looking and reading to find deeper connections between her personal perspective and the perspective of the world at large.