"Shulamith in Shadow" is the expressive world of Rivkah Simcha, a New York City-born artist based in Rochester, NY. She primarily works in pen, ink, watercolor, and collage. Rivkah's work confronts the themes of death, grief, and transformation. She finds inspiration in the Christian art and iconography of the medieval and Renaissance periods, in the mixed-media work of Anselm Kiefer, and in the haunting illustrations of Harry Clarke. As a performer in the immersive theatre troupe The Velvet Noose, Rivkah has exhibited her artwork during shows at UUU Gallery, Visual Studies Workshop, and the 2019 Rochester Fringe Festival. Rivkah’s paintings have also been on view at Glenn Dallas gallery in Santa Barbara, CA.
In addition to her practice as a visual artist, Rivkah is a poet, songwriter, and shape note singer. She trained in expressive arts therapy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where she studied clowning, community art-making, and the facilitation of ritual, intermodal arts experiences.
Rivkah lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and their young child.