About the Artist

Birthplace: Braila, Romania, April 11, 1935


1984 Stage painting with Ted Roberts, University of British Columbia

1980 Lithography at Atelier Clot, Bramsen & Georges, Paris, France

1978 Lithography with Garo Antresian, Emily Carr Art School

1969-72 Printmaking at the Print Studio, Vancouver

1967 Printmaking at La Guilde Graphique with Pierre Ayot, Montréal, Québec

1956-60 The Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem, Israel,

4 year Graphic Arts Certificate Program


Pnina Granirer has exhibited widely and her works are found in numerous private and public,national and international collections, such as the Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Alberta), the Yad Vashem Museum Jerusalem (Israel), the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, the Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George, BC), the Richmond Art Gallery, BC, the Art Gallery of Hamilton(Ontario), Museo Eugenio Granell (Spain), the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chile) and more.

In 1993 Granirer co-founded Artists in our Midst, the first ongoing Open Studio Walk in Vancouver, British Columbia. For 8 years she organized and hosted discussions on art via Philosophers Cafes, sponsored by the Simon Fraser University.

A forty years retrospective at the Richmond Art Gallery in January 1998 reflected the artistic development over her long career. The lavishly illustrated book “PNINA GRANIRER: Portrait of an Artist” by Ted Lindberg (Ronsdale Press) was launched at the opening of the exhibition and a film on her work by Mehdi Ali was released in 2005 on BRAVO!TV.

The Trials of Eve, a work of 12 mixed media drawings and 12 poems was published as an Alcuin Citation award winning limited edition book, and later as a softcover. A film based on this work was shown at the FIFA in Paris, on BRAVO!TV, on Knowledge Network and other venues. The Trials is now in the collection of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta.

In 2014 Pnina Granirer was included in the extensive encyclopedia of International Surrealism by Arturo Schwarz, Il Surrealismo – Ieriey Oggi (Italy) and in Jose Miguel Perez Corrales’ Surrealismo: El Oro del Tiempo (Spain) in a 5-page chapter.

Her upcoming solo exhibition, LEGENDS, will open in July 2017 at the Museo-Fondacion Eugenio Granell, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Pnina Granirer was the subject of numerous reviews in such magazines as Vanguard, Art Magazine, Artichoke, Arts West & Art Post, and her work is mentioned in several books. She had interviews on Vision TV, Knowledge Network, CBC (English & French) Radio and TV, as well as TV5, the International French station.

Granirer’s work has always reflected her personal experience. She works in series, allowing an idea to grow and develop. Her interest lies in unifying shape with content and she works in mixed media.