Arline Jacoby

Multimedia is my creative language, channeled through painting, sculpting, photography, and printmaking.  My work is personal, ranging from classic drawings to timely conceptual themes, such as the Holocaust, verbal abuse, global climate change, obesity, and sexuality. Playful, personal or political, the work touches upon themes of life, death, love, peace, and war.

I strive to provide artistic quality beyond aesthetics, into the realm of contemplation.  At my ultimate imaginative depth, my eyes and mind excite one another to achieve complete creative fulfillment.  It is essential to uplift my soul, delight my eye, awaken my ear, and speak to my heart, creating an enriching environment every day.

My personal artistic process was developed at the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University and at Adelphi University, where I earned my Master's degree and membership into the Kappa Pi honor society.  I went on to work in the marble yards and foundries at Petrasanta, Italy.   I taught at Queens College, Hofstra University, C.W. Post College, Adelphi, and West Hempstead High School, where I was head of the sculpture department for 20 years.  I also served as Vice President of the Long Island Art Teachers Association and the President of Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association.

I was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in marble sculpture and won sculpture awards at C.W. Post College and St. John's University.  At a Nassau County-wide exhibit, my monoprints received awards.

To rally the artistic community upon Roosevelt Island has been my dream, and to watch RIVAA Gallery thrive is as beautiful as the art itself. It has ever been my vision that RIVAA will become a major artistic pushpin on the NYC map.

I am an exhibiting artist at RIVAA Gallery and Eveline Luppi Gallery in Wickford, Rhode Island, and have many pieces in private collections around the country.

UNTITLED  Oil on canvas 47 x 47 inches
CARING  Carrara marble 33 x 10 x 5 inches