Gale Antokal


Gale Antokal‘s drawings are made with a mixture of chalk, powder, graphite, flour and ash.  Her work examines history, migration, deportation and ambiguous place.  Using photo as source, she constructs meaning in the work that never existed in the actual image.   Recent exhibitions include “The Messengers” (2007), and “Out of the Blue” (2010) at Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles, and “No Vanishing Point” (2008) and “Some Drawings” (2011) at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco. She is a recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is included in public, private and international collections. Gale Antokal was born in New York, New York, and received a BA from Long Island University, and a BFA and MFA from the California College of the Arts. She is a Full Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University.