Wendy Robushi

Meditations & Mandalas – Artist’s Statement

The obsession of repetition lies at the root of what I do. Using hand cut paper, I create mandala images that are simple in their execution, yet visually complex. A two-dimensional artwork with three-dimensional characteristics, viewing each artwork from a different angle gives a new perspective on each piece’s depth and texture. With words, symbols, simple shapes, colors, and sometimes pure white, by their labor intensive nature, they are meditations in the creation, and meditative in the viewing. Each dot of the piece is hand painted to create the image desired. The paper is archival 100% cotton, and after completion, each piece is hand coated with acrylic medium to preserve the artwork’s integrity. Working in this circular, spiral, and repetitive manner, the creation has as much importance as the finished work.

Building: 101 - Studio: 2219
Phone: 415-652-0757
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Artist Bio

Born in Connecticut, Ms. Robushi relocated to California and received her Master of Fine Arts in Art Practice from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently working in cut paper, she has also explored the artistic worlds of clay, sculpture, paint, and wax. Her most recent work has shown at Nido Living Design, Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, DZine, Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco Women Artists’ Gallery, and Telegraph Hill Gallery. Amongst other corporate and public commissions, her work can be found at PayPal and the Stanford University Medical Center. Currently, her work is hanging in the deYoung Museum of San Francisco, in the deYoung Open exhibition.




2020        deYoung Museum, de Young Open Exhibit, San Francisco, CA

2020        Nido Living, San Francisco, CA

2019        DZine, San Francisco, CA

2019        Arc Gallery, Sanctuary, San Francisco, CA

2018        Studio Gallery, The Written Word, San Francisco, CA

2014-18   Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2017        Harrington Gallery, Art as Spiritual Metaphor, Pleasanton, CA

2017        SF Women Artists, Abstracted, San Francisco, CA

2016        SFArtsEd at Minnesota St Project, Dialogues, San Francisco, CA

2016        Arc Gallery, Impulse, San Francisco, CA

2015        Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA


                   Circles & Squares

                 Telegraph Hill Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015             Someplace Somewhere

2014             Small is Relative

2013              Previews

2015           UCSF Women’s Health Center, Serenity, San Francisco, CA

2012           Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        Five, Group Exhibition

                        Meditations & Mandalas, Solo Exhibition

2012           Studio Gallery, Tiny, San Francisco, CA

2011            Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Telling Stories through Art, Pleasant Hill, CA

2011            San Francisco Travel, San Francisco, CA

2009            O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Invoking Spirit, Mill Valley, CA

2009            Andrea Schwartz Gallery, Word, San Francisco, CA

                     ArtWorkSF Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008                at Cava22: Solo Exhibition

2007               Peace Love Joy Art

2007               8 to108: Symbols Sacred & Auspicious, Solo Exhibition

2007               East Meets West

2007               Nocturnal Visions

                    Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006               Modern Art at Fort Mason

2005               Summer Reading II

2004               Hope Peace Joy

2004               Will you be our Valentine?

2003                Inaugural Exhibition: Gallery Artists Group Show

2005         Hearts in San Francisco, Public Art Project, SF General Hospital Foundation

                 William Torphy Fine Arts

2003               Mad River Post, San Francisco

2002               San Francisco Zen Hospice, San Francisco

2000          Junius Gallery, San Francisco

1999          Colorgraphics, San Francisco

1998          Museum of Fine Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

1996          Danville Fine Arts, Danville, CA

1996          Bayview Opera House, Seven Artists, San Francisco, CA

1995          Figure 5 Gallery, Sixteen Artists, San Francisco, CA

1992          Artifacts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990          Gallery Sanchez, San Francisco, CA

1990          Koret Gallery, Works on Paper, San Francisco, CA

1989          Downtown Gallery, San Jose Art League, San Jose, CA

1989          University Art Museum, MFA Exhibit, Berkeley, CA

1989          Hatley Martin Gallery, Works by California Artists, San Francisco, CA

1989          The Art Store, Works on Paper, Oakland, CA

1985          Greene Art Gallery & Sculptor’s Guild, Guilford, CT

1985           John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

1984           City Spirit Artists, New Haven, CT




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Fall Open Studios 2020 will happen at the Hunters Point Shipyard!

Shipyard Artists have welcomed visitors for Open Studios since 1984, and this year will be no exception! While safe in-person visits can be scheduled with individual artists over a 3-week period, we have additional virtual events and options for you!
After our Spring Open Studios had to be canceled in April, we created a new online art gallery and store. where you can purchase the artists' newest creations, opening Friday, Sept 25 at 5PM.

Over 50 participating artists are waiting to communicate with you!

On Friday, Sept 25, 5PM-8PM, our Virtual Store will be open for the first time, and artists will be online and waiting to communicate with you via zoom, email or phone.

On Saturday, Sept 26, 10AM-2PM, you can virtually visit with Shipyard artists who have signed up for ArtSpan's Open Studios .

On Sunday, Sept 27, 11AM-6PM, we will host an interactive Virtual Tour event, where you will be able to zoom into the studios of participating artists just as you would in person during a normal Open Studios event, visit our virtual store and buy direct from artists.

From Sept 25 - Oct 14 our online store will be open. Artists will offer in-person studio visits by appointment, curbside pick-ups of art purchased, and private zoom meetings. Artist contact info and scheduling options will be posted on each artist's page and next to available artworks.

Direct store links will be available from each participating artist's page starting at 5PM on Friday, Sep 25.

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