Featured Artist Gail Glikmann

Artist Gail Glikmann uses a variety of materials, including found objects, mosaic and metals to create fascinating and colorful sculptural art. Visit her website to see more.

 

“Bullet Proof” Found Metals and Mixed Media, 17” x 31” x 7” by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bullet Proof” Found Metals and Mixed Media, 17” x 31” x 7”

 

I have been an artist and sculptor all of my life. From the age of fifteen, I have had a passion for sculpture and received a scholarship to the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.

 

“African Mask” Mixed Media and Mosaic, 7’ x 42” x 11” by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“African Mask” Mixed Media and Mosaic, 7’ x 42” x 11”

 

I married after graduation and focused on raising my family, but never stopped creating sculpture. Eventually, I began to teach sculpture at the American Jewish University.

 

“Flight of Thought” Found Metals and Mixed Media, 47” x 94” x 24” by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flight of Thought” Found Metals and Mixed Media, 47” x 94” x 24”

 

My work is varied, ranging from classical sculpture, bronzes and terra cotta to mixed media. I strive to incorporate mythological and archetypal elements from many cultures and eras into my work.

 

“Edna” Mixed Media and Found Metals, 23” x 46” x 22” by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Edna” Mixed Media and Found Metals, 23” x 46” x 22”

 

In recent years, I have become fascinated with found objects, especially things that I have uncovered in junkyards. These include mosaics, metals and e-waste to name a few.

 

“Sea Deity” Mosaic and Found Metal, 21” x 21” x 3” by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sea Deity” Mosaic and Found Metal, 21” x 21” x 3”

 

Although these objects are often the inspiration for new pieces, I tend to not stray too far from the human form, because that’s what excites me.

 

“Atara” Mosaic and Found Objects, 12” x 56” x 8” by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Atara” Mosaic and Found Objects, 12” x 56” x 8”

 

From time to time I have exhibited at galleries or donated pieces to various charities; however my focus has been on making, not promoting, my work.

 

“The New Wave” (Composite) Mosaic and Mixed Media, 15” x 51” x 6”by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The New Wave” (Composite) Mosaic and Mixed Media, 15” x 51” x 6”

 

Now, at age seventy, with a house full of sculptures in all different mediums and styles, I have decided to start showing and selling my work for the first time.

 

“The Professor” Terracotta and Mixed Media, 12” x 24” x 12” by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Professor” Terracotta and Mixed Media, 12” x 24” x 12”

 

I was immediately accepted into the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) in January of 2016, and have since appeared in several shows and galleries in the Los Angeles area.

 

“Heavenly Creature” Mosaic and Found Metal, 18” x 30” x 7”by artist Gail Glikmann. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Heavenly Creature” Mosaic and Found Metal, 18” x 30” x 7”

 

I’m just getting going!

 

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Comments

  1. Gail, your work is amazing.
    Your sculptures are unique, creative and dramatically rich in color and design.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts!
    Much appreciated!

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