The artwork should speak for itself, its meaning revealed visually to the viewer. My motivation comes from direct visual experience colored by a turbulent war-torn childhood. Empathy and memory, dreams or nightmares reflecting aspects of the human condition are often my subjects. Animals are often witnesses or proxies for humans in my work. I love color, and also the richness and expressive possibilities of tonality while working in black and white.
1962 MA University of California, Los Angeles
1960 BA University of California, Los Angeles
Masha Schweitzer is a practicing printmaker and painter with work in numerous corporate and private collections. She holds an MA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied art with William Brice, Richard Diebenkorn and John Paul Jones. As a faculty member of Antioch University, she taught drawing, painting and art history. She was artist-in-residence for Performing Tree under grants from the California Arts Council. She is a board member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society Foundation.
Schweitzer has participated in over 130 invitational and juried exhibitions and has won numerous awards. During recent years, she has exhibited in many cities in the United States including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Her prints have been featured in the national exhibitions of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and the Boston Printmakers, among others. Her work has also been shown internationally in London, England; Jerusalem, Israel; Osaka, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Oslo, Norway; and Taipei, Taiwan.
Schweitzer’s work is in more than 60 private collections and 50 public collections around the world, including Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; AT&T and Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, IL; Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN; IBM and Triland International, Dallas, TX; and Société Sym, Paris, France.