inez storer 

b. 1933, Santa Monica, CA; lives and works in Inverness, CA

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Inez Storer is a painter, born in Santa Monica and has been based for many years in Inverness, CA. She was a long-time professor at the San Francisco Art Institute, from which she retired. Her work usually has an aspect of implied history, both through the use of the figure as well as objects that are a part of her own collections—the resulting work is a combination of autobiographical and fictional references. Her work has been shown at the Monterey Museum of Art; the Reno Museum of Art; the National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia; and the Lannan Museum in Fort Worth, TX. She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1999 and the prestigious appointment as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome 1996 and 1997. 

Installation views of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2017. Photos by JKA Photography.

Works of art in the exhibition:

Vacation, 2017
Mixed media on panel
16 x 12 in.

Divan, 2015
Mixed media on canvas board
39 x 30 in.

Chinese Landscape, 2016
Mixed media on panel
48 x 31 in.

The Ocean of Tears, 2016
Mixed media on panel
24 x 36 in.

Artifact, 2016
Mixed media on panel
32 x 48 in.

Excerpt, 2016
Mixed media assemblage
17 x 14 x 4 in.

Reading the Torah, 2016
Mixed media on panel
24 x 36 in.

Hue, 2017
Mixed media on panel
48 x 60 in.

Our World, 2016
Mixed media on canvas board
60 x 48 in.

Conference, 2016
Mixed media on panel
32 x 48 in.

The artist is represented by Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.


Inez Storer was inspired by the folktales “A Combat in Magic,” “A Kiss from the Master,” “Milk and Honey,” “The Bird of Happiness,” “The Magic Wine Cup,” “The Ocean of Tears,” and “The Prince Who Thought He Was a Rooster.”