Alena Rebmann is a representational, modern surrealist painter and large-scale bronze sculptor who currently works and exhibits her paintings around North America, Europe and South Asia.
She studied Psychology and Fine Art with an emphasis in Medical/ Scientific Illustration and Biology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She then went on to study cognitive and behavioral Psychology from UCLA, California and subsequently worked as a clinical/behavioral therapist in California.
Her study of traditional painting techniques include workshops via the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), Arcadia University, The Governor’s School of the Arts at Princeton University, the Artist in Residence Program at Vytlacil campus in New York, and workshops with masters Louise Bourgeouis, Robert Standish, Mary Federici and Gines Serran Pagan. She has also studied the textile batik arts and weaving/tapestry of Indonesia, India and Thailand as well as large scale bronze sculpture creation in Spain and China.
After more than two decades of studying the modernists and surrealists, Alena has been focusing on surrealistic dreamscape and portraiture series. Frequent traveling has provided rich opportunities for capturing the light and color of locations in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, the Middle East, Australia, Spain, Italy, India, Northern Africa, Scotland and Great Britain amongst others. She exhibited and sold work at commercial galleries, to private collectors and art venues throughout the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and in South East Asia.
She has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine and Flaunt Magazines based in Los Angeles. Alena is also an Active member of the Association of Medical and Scientific illustrators which is an organization comprised of artists who create material designed to facilitate the recording and dissemination of medical and bio-scientific knowledge through visual communication media. She works in acrylics, watercolors and pen/ink primarily and her series are heavily influenced by scientific, biological and psychologically symbolic themes.
Alena is also currently the Creative Director of the Vancouver-based tech/software/web/application development company, NetzSolutions, Inc.
Some of her recent exhibits include:
(juried group show) Glasgow School of the Arts, Scotland
(juried group show) Gallery Seven Oh One, Los Angeles
(juried group show) Philadelphia Orchid Show, Botanicals, Philadelphia
(group show) Rolex Young Scholars Charity Event, Manila
(solo) Flash On Fashion and the Arts, Hong Kong