Gale Antokal

Gale Antokal ‘s drawings are made with a mixture of chalk, powder, graphite, flour and ash. Her work examines 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” at Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles, “No Vanishing Point” at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, and a group show at Arts Benicia. 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 and Crafts. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Design at San Jose State University.



SJSU School of Art and Design

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco

Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles


Departure 1, 2007 chalk, graphite, flour and ash on paper, 30 x 44 inches


Procession 3

Procession 3, 2004, chalk, graphite, flour and ash on paper, 44 x 30



Space 4, 2008 pastel on paper, 76 x 60


Place 24

Place 24, 2008, pastel on paper, 60 x 65 inches