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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

VERA FAINSHTEIN

VERA FAINSHTEIN

Artist Work

Firenze Video Art Installation
2005
mixed media, found objects, digital video
life-size room
Social Networks - interactive video installation
2006
mixed media, projection surface, digital video
large-scale installation
After the End of Art - video installation
2006
mixed media, found objects, digital video
life-size room
Rain - Interactive Video Installation
2004
mixed media, found objects, digital video, motion sensors
life-size room, approx. 8 x 12'
Rain - Interactive Video Installation
2004
mixed media, found objects, digital video, motion sensors
life-size room
After the End of Art - Video Installation
2006
mixed media, found objects, digital video
life-size room

Artist Information

County
Anne Arundel County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Vera Fainshtein incorporates video, sound and theatrical stage-like sets to produce environments that purposely blur the boundary between art and life. Her installations are preoccupied with and even dazzled by the space of the everyday existence. Her materials are common objects: old wallpaper, taste of red wine, an arm holding an umbrella, sounds of rain as well as thousands of other things... Encouraging the viewers to use their senses, the artist’s ambition is to recreate a feeling of lived, felt space, a sensuous space, subjectively and bodily perceived.

Artist Bio

Vera Fainshtein is a contemporary art practicioner and designer residing in Maryland. She has received her BA degree in Design from UCLA and MFA in Digital Media Art from CADRE Laboratory at the San Jose State University.

Vera is a full-time professor at Anne Arundel Community college where she teaches graphic design and digital media art courses.