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Zohra Kalinkowitz was born in New York City and has lived in California since 1976. She received an extensive art education at the High School of Music and Art, the Art Students' League, and by studying with many of New York's prominent painters. Zohra graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College, with a major in Art and has an MA in Studio Art and Education from Sonoma State University. She has lived, studied, and painted in Kyoto, Japan and Europe on a Thomas J. Watson Foundation IBM Fellowship Grant.
Zohra has a memory of sitting in the Ryoanji Rock Garden in Kyoto as a young woman living in Japan The silence and stillness in the garden were vast and at that moment she had the realization that art had a strong power to communicate spiritual experience. This has been the focus of her work since that time. The process and content of her work have also been influenced by practice of meditation.
Currently working in Digital Printmaking and Digital Photography, she has also worked in traditional black and white, color and hand-colored photography, as well as oil, acrylic, casein, watercolor, charcoal, and sumi-e.
Zohra has taught Art in many Bay Area Universities and privately in her Berkeley Studio. Since 1968 she has numerous One Person and Group exhibitions in the Bay Area and nationally. Her work is found in collections on the East and West coast.