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About Dina Wind

Art Transcends
the Limits of Life

In Memory of Dina Wind
(1938-2014)

Originally from Israel, Dina Wind came to the United States in 1963. She earned her B.A. from the Hebrew University [Jerusalem, Israel], M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania [Philadelphia, PA], and a certificate in art appreciation from the Barnes Foundation when it was located at its former campus in Merion, PA. Wind additionally studied under the sculptor Leon Sitarchik. She had numerous solo exhibitions in both the Philadelphia area and New York throughout her career and was a longtime member of both Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia and Veridian Gallery in New York. Her work has been acquired by international collections such as Fields Associates [Tokyo, Japan] and The Interdisciplinary Center [Herzlia, Israel], as well as national collections including the Woodmere Art Museum [Philadelphia, PA], The West Collection, SEI [Oaks, PA], and the Hechinger Collection [Landover, MD].

Artistically descended from Abstract Expressionism, Wind started her art training in studio painting classes with Sam Feinstein, an artist/teacher who studied with Hans Hoffman. Wind painted from the early 70’s to the mid 80’s, when she switched mediums to metal sculpture, which she studied in studio classes in the late 70’s. Her work included individual metal sculptures, wall-mounted installations, and complete room-size environments. Her work has been described as “drawing in space.” Instead of a brush and canvas, Wind works with cast-off materials such as abandoned car parts, industrial cut outs, pewter kitchenware and discarded tools. She transforms this detritus, the bane of the urban landscape, into lyrical compositions accented by deep glowing colors and linework. In 2006, Wind additionally started to create 3-Dimensional works with paper.

“The identity of the original found objects give way to a new work of art.” – Dina Wind

  • At the Central PA Festival of the Arts Juried Sculpture Exhibition, State College, PA 1986
  • At Dina's Manayunk, PA studio, 1980's
  • Dina and Jerry Wind with Mayor Nutter
  • Early studies with Leon Sitarchik at Cheltenham Art Centre, Cheltenha PA
  • Receiving the Fleisher Art Memorial Founders Award, 2013
  • University of Pennsylvania Graduation, 1970's
  • Flirting With Abstraction opening, Woodmere Art Museum 2011
  • Studying fiber art in Australia, 1970's
  • At Documenta, Kassel Germany,1992
  • Growing up in Afula, Israel 1940's
  • Nexus Gallery Show, 1993
  • Early studies with Leon Sitarchik at Cheltenham Art Centre, Cheltenha PA