Aija Sears

The grandest art is found outdoors in nature. This ever-changing miracle is inspirational. I find the most pleasure in meandering, observing, and then using the shapes, rhythms and curves to inspire my work. I’m trained as a botanical illustrator, but am exploring digitally scanned images of natural objects which are not only art by themselves, but a starting point for lines and forms inspired by their organic forms. Plants play such an important role in our lives. They provide the air we breathe, shelter material, sustain us nutritionally, beautify our world and make our soul sing.

Art Studies:
Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, Art Student’s League, Parsons School of Design, Westchester Art Workshop, The New York Botanical Garden, Studio 16

Exhibits:

  • Westchester Art Workshop
  • Ossining Public Library
  • Rye Art Center
  • The Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Christ Church Riverdale
  • New York State Museum, Albany, NY
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, NJ
  • Bronx Borough President’s Office
  • Atria Riverdale
  • Atria New York City
  • Cabrini Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Mt. St. Vincent College
  • Manhattan College
  • Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Riverdale Presbyterian Church
  • Sterling Glen, Forest Hills, NY
  • Highstead Arboretum, Redding, CT
  • Greenwich Audubon Center
  • Trinity Museum, Trinity Church Wall Street
  • Eastchester Library
  • Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
  • Lazarus Gallery, United Hebrew
  • Bronxville Library
  • Creations OSA

Art Residency:
Hutchinson School, Pelham, NY