Rita Shimelfarb
Rita Shimelfarb is a glass artist who utilizes both traditional and innovative contemporary glass forming techniques in her work. Building upon millennia-long tradition of stained glass art, she is pushing her chosen medium to evolve beyond traditional imagery and conventional construction methods. Her subjects revolve around themes of life transitions and human archetypes, as well as the sublimation of what it feels like to be an outsider, longing for a place to belong.

Her analytical background in engineering and math comes in handy in solving various glass-construction challenges and in developing new processes for glass manipulation.

Rita has lived and worked in Chicago since moving to the US in 1989 from Ukraine.

all artworks copyright Rita Shimelfarb