Isa Amalee is a San Francisco contemporary expressionist painter of people, artichokes and the obscure. Her artistic process began as a child as a way of accessing her unexpressed emotion. Now, her primary source of inspiration for her richly diverse subject matter comes from her love of community. Her art is characterized by vibrant colors, capturing light and emotion, and use of space and no space.
Ms. Amalee is the recipient of the Eye Opener Award from second city Art Gallery in Long Beach, CA. The juror, Alex Grey stated, “Isa Amalee demonstrates a highly developed sense of color and is able to capture emotion and light with absolute luminosity. She satisfies the heart of the painting without overstating it”.
She has exhibited her art work in group exhibitions including artspace 1616, “Time and Feeling” exhibition, in Sacremento CA. where she won second prize.
Her work is in many private residence throughout the U.S. She received her bachelors degree in photography, and her masters in inter-arts from S.F.S.U. She is currently a member of art span.