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Sally Storch, 1952 | Storyteller artist




Sally Storch comes from an artistic family with roots in the Paris school of the early Twentieth Century. Her great aunt Bertha Rihani lived and painted in Paris during the 1920’s and kept the company of Henri Matisse and in particular Kees Van Dongen. Another aunt, painter Stephanie Stockton, attended The Art Students League in New York and apprenticed with John Steuart Curry in the 1930’s. Storch spent a great deal of time with both aunts, and both of these women painters were particularly influential to her as a young girl.





American Art in the early twentieth century was, to a great extent, about Regionalism and naturalistic presentation of American life with artists like Edward Hopper and Thomas Hart Benton. Storch cites these artists as great inspirations. She combines this style with that of the early Ash Can and Regionalist schools of New York to create passionate contemporary paintings that incite feelings of timelessness and romance.
The driving force in Sally Storch’s paintings is her ability as a storyteller. Her work offers a pure vision of ordinary people unsentimentally portrayed. Her paintings are made up of intricate scenarios, each person living their own tale. She allows them to go about their private lives, while we as viewers, unravel the narrative.
Sally Storch received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Southern California. She currently lives and works in Pasadena. | Stephanie Retsek, Art Historian




Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 - SCAPE, Dialogues, Corona Del Mar, CA;
2008 - SGFA, New Paintings, Laguna Beach, CA;
2006 - SGFA, A Moment’s Notice, Laguna Beach, CA;
2005 - SGFA, New Paintings, Laguna Beach, CA;
2004 - Greenwood Chebithes Gallery, The Confidante, Laguna Beach, CA;
2003 - Sullivan Goss Gallery, Lost and Found, Santa Barbara, CA;
2002 - DNFA Gallery, New Paintings/Old Souls, Pasadena, CA
2001 - Diane Nelson Fine Art, Small Salvation Stories Everywhere, Laguna Beach, CA;
1999 - Mendenhall Gallery, The Devotion Paintings, Pasadena, CA;
1998 - Mendenhall Gallery, City Paintings, Pasadena, CA;
1996 - Mendenhall Gallery, Work Spirit, Pasadena, CA;
1995 - Laguna Art Museum, New Paintings, Laguna Beach, CA;
1994 - Challis Galleries, Recent Paintings, Laguna Beach, CA.





Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 - Pasadena Art Alliance, Art Auction. Los Angeles, CA
2011 - Armory center for the Arts, Off the Wall Auction, Pasadena, CA
2010 - Sullivan Goss Gallery, Americans at Play, Santa Barbara, CA
2010 - LA Art Show, SGFA, Los Angeles, CA
2009 - Meet the Artists 9, SGFA, Pacific Club, Newport Beach, CA
2002 - Sullivan Goss Gallery, Small Images, Santa Barbara, CA
2002 - Sullivan Goss Gallery, The Nude Show, Santa Barbara, CA
2000 - DNFA Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Pasadena, CA
2000 - Diane Nelson Fine Art, 2nd Annual Women’s Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA
1999 - Diane Nelson Fine Art, The Figure, Philosophy and Facades, Laguna Beach, CA
1996 - Diane Nelson Fine Art, Three California Realists, Laguna Beach, CA
1991 - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena’s Choice, Pasadena, CA
1989 - Laguna Art Museum, Best of the 80’s, Laguna Beach, CA
1988 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Revelations, Art Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 - Laguna Art Museum, Color it Pink, Laguna Beach, CA
1986 - City of Pasadena, Centennial Art Exhibition, Pasadena, CA