Shula Singer Arbel is a Los Angeles artist working in acrylic and mixed media. Her work is a fusion of abstract, representational and dream like images; a flattening of form mixed with painterly surfaces. Her newest series, “Love, Hope, Memory” deals with the issues of displacement, loss and rebirth; exploring the re-entry into “normal” life, after the Holocaust. Born in Israel, she moved to Los Angeles at the age of three. She received a MFA degree from UCLA in Film Production and worked in the film industry as an editor, writer, and researcher. Shula was the first recipient of the Barbra Streisand screenwriting award. She wrote and directed short films before leaving the business to teach and raise a family. Her work has been displayed and installed in public venues—Pershing Square Park in Downtown, Los Angeles, Wilshire Vermont Metro Station, Los Angeles, and a billboard in Culver City, CA. She is a member of Los Angeles Art Association, Women Painters West and Jewish Artist Initiative. She has received numerous awards including the Best of Show Award for the 2010 Gold Medal Exhibition at Valley Institute of Visual Arts (VIVA).