Ani Magai
   
Ani Magai
Ani Magai

Education:
1966 • BA English Lit - Beaver College in Glenside PA
1991-1993 - Painting and Drawing, College of Marin in Kentfield CA
1993-1995 - Paintjng at the San Francisco Art Institute
1995 - Independent Study with Julius Hotofsky
1996-2000 - Independent Study with Cornelia Schulz at UC Davis

After graduating from college in 1966, I spent the next 10 years traveling internationally for my job. Being exposed to other cultures and ways of life enhanced my education. In 1977, I began designing, painting and sewing silk clothing and showed two collections, one through a Junior League fashion show and the other at Meier, Breyer, Weiss, a hand-painted clothing store in San Francisco. In 1979, I had my first child and turned my attention to child-raising. When I was ready to go back to art in 1991, I decided to pursue fine art instead of design and went back to school to study drawing, painting and composition. In 1998, I had my first showing, I lived in Sonoma County, and then on to Marin County where I participated in numerous exhibitions. In 2008, I opened my own gallery, QUEST, in Sebastopol CA and showed my work along with three other abstract painters. In 2010, I moved to New Mexico and opened a studio/gallery, FlNEART, in Abiquiu, NM. Heeding the call of family, I moved to Hendersonville in 2014. I was delighted to be invited for a solo exhibition as the opening of CANVAS artspace in May of 2017.