Dwora Fried creates tiny tableaux inside glass fronted boxes. She populates them with miniature vintage furniture, dolls, toys and fabrics from the 50's, adding photographs, plastic, wood, metal and paint. Her small rooms evoke what it was like to grow up as an outsider in postwar Vienna: being jewish, lesbian and a child of holocaust survivors, she learned to see everything through the prism of loss, danger and secrecy. "I inherited a sense of isolation, displacement and an appreciation for the surreal."
Dwora Fried is a mixed media assemblage artist. She grew up in Vienna, Austria and studied art in Israel at the Avni School of Fine Arts and Tel Aviv University. In 1978 she moved to Los Angeles, CA and became an american citizen. Her international experience is reflected in the way she combines different elements and locations in her art. Fried has exhibited widely in California. This year she had a solo show at LAAA/Gallery 825 and several group shows, most recently at Art Share LA. In 2013 she had a solo show at the Jewish Museum of Venice, Italy, followed by a solo show in Vienna, Austria. Five of her pieces from that show are in the permanent collection of the MUSA Museum in Vienna. This month (October 2016), LA Magazine and The Hand Magazine featured her work with a short interview.
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