Artist Statement -

Art makes the world within the artist visible.
Classical music, poetry, Jewish and Chassidic stories, traveling, the love for people and memories of eras gone but not forgotten, cities where I lived and worked, like Amsterdam, Berlin, Jerusalem, New York, or visited, like Prague and Sicily, are the main ingredients of my art.
My art is like the water of the canals of my native Amsterdam, Rembrandts city, the deeper you look into it, the more you see. A reflection of a reflection of a reflection...look, what you see is not what you see.
My art contains texts and letters, lets writing come alive, and reflects my deep connection with the Dutch 17th century Masters, German expressionism, Russian art and medieval miniatures.
My art is also a tribute to music and the world of the great Chassidic masters of Eastern Europe. The Kotzker Rebbe listened to a Chassidic storyteller in the street and stated He told what he wanted and I heard what I needed.

That is Art.

Artist Exhibitions

Main Exhibitions not included are auctions, fundraisers, and minor shows 1980-now

Liberaal Joodse Gemeente, The Hague, The Netherlands solo
University of Leyden, The Netherlands
Rova haYehudit, Jerusalem solo
Podaytzer Synagogue, New York solo
Brownstone Gallery, New York
Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York
Silver Palette Gallery, Cedarhurst NJ
NeumannShaynberg Galleries, New York
Gallery 124, Springfield NJ
Cong. B’nai Avraham, New York several solo exhibitions
Cong. Mount Sinai, New York several solo exhibitions
Camille’s Clover Hill, New York group and solo
Grand Hotel Heerlen, The Netherlands solo
Kunsthuis Huebens, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Staten Island Community Center SI, New York
Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery BJAG in Park Slope, New York several group and solo
Union of American Hebrew Congregations UAHC in Manhattan, New York solo
Riverdale Temple, New York solo
Beth El Florida Art Festival
Tealounge, Brooklyn, New York solo
Palm Beach Center for Jewish Art, FL
Salon de Quartier, New York solo
KVB Financial District, New York solo
Terror Artists Respond, New York
Freyberger Gallery, Reading Pa
Sixth Street Community Synagogue, New York solo
Chulent Yiddish Theater, New York solo
Cong. Beth Torah, New York
Creative Soul in Crown Heights, New York several group exhibitions
Reznik Gallery, New York
Hebrew Institute Riverdale, New York
The Lower Eastside Jewish Conservancy, New York solo
Anne Frank Center, New York
Maayan Gallery, New York
Portiersloge, Groningen, The Netherlands solo
Belski Museum of Art, NJ
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, OK
GalerieDeStoker, Amsterdam,TheNetherlands
Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery at CKI, New York group, solo, and curator of The Golem in Brooklyn at BJAG
NY City Lore, New York
Resistance, Yiddish New York, New York
Marcus JCC Atlanta, GA
Manny Cantor Center, New York
Plein van Siena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
One Before Escape Gallery, Brooklyn, New York solo
Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA
Oranjekerk, Amsterdam,TheNetherlands.
Raawi, Germany
Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, Germany
Walanka Exhibition 2023curator
Peninsula JCC Art Gallery
Walanka Exhibition 2024 curator

Brombacher designed calendars, posters, book and CD cover-art for synagogues, institutions, Jason Aronson Publishing, Y. Buxbaum, Ch. Dalfin, S. Raz, B. Wein, M. Warschauer, E. Okonsar, C. Zaffora and others. She created posters for museums, films, the Yiddish Rep Theater New York, Occupy Wall Street and others. 

Brombacher coauthored andor illustrated several books and articles the academic articles are not listed here.

Chofne zetim handen vol olijven de poëzie van Selomoh d’ Oliveyra, rabbijn en leraar van de Portugese Natie in de 17e eeuw te Amsterdam J. A. Brombacher in Dutch
Sefer Mikhtam Ledavid. Een Gulden Kleinood H. den Boer, J. Brombacher, P. Cohen, Liber Amicorum D. Goudsmit, librarian of the The Ets Haim - Livraria Montezinos Library, Amsterdam Dutch and English
Meetings with Remarkable Souls E. Klein, illustr. S. Brombacher
Letters of Light A. L. Raskin, illustr. S. Brombacher
When the Shouting Began S. Sher, illustr. S. Brombacher
The Light and Fire of the Baal Shem Tov Y. Buxbaum, cover S. Brombacher
I See Only Light S. Brombacher, H. Hamburger
Holy Eating R. Schwartz, S. Brombacher
Serach Y. Buxbaum, illustr. S. Brombacher
Theophanie C. Zaffora, illustr. S. Brombacher in Italian
Under the Chuppah, A Jewish Couple’s Guide to Weddings and Meaningful Marriage B. D. Forman, S. Brombacher
Painting the Dybbuk. Between Two Worlds. Ansky’s Play seen through an Artist’s Lens S. Brombacher
The Little Rose on the Mountain S. Brombacher
Smokescreen B. D. Forman, S. Brombacher
The Golem in Brooklyn The Golem Exhibition at the Brooklyn Jewish Art gallery at CKI curator and catalogue S. Brombacher
A New Oracle of Kabbalah Mystical Teachings of the Hebrew Letters For Insight, Perspective, and Guidance R. Seidman, S. Brombacher
Le Confessioni di Abulafia C. Zaffora, S. Brombacher in Italian
On One Foot. The Life of Hillel. D. Zaklikowski, illustr. S. Brombacher
Pictorial for The Story of My Life. Various Events and Episodes of an Orphan.By Pinkhes-Dov Goldenshteyn Seen through the eyes of an artist. S. Brombacher
Haggadah shel Pesach. The Passover Haggadah S. Brombacher
Rebbe Nachmans Tales Stories for Personal Refinement B. D. Forman, S. J. Kaplan, S. Brombacher
Bitachon Amsterdam, Liber Amicorum voor A.M. Dolf Aronson S. Brombacher, article and illusr. multiple authors Dutch and English
Inspired. Rosh Hashanah Prayer Companion. Ch. Dalfin, S. Brombacher et al. ed. Ch. Witkes
Shall We Dance S. Brombacher, B. D. Forman
For Strangers Passing Through S. Brombacher
The Cat in the Cap and the Better World S. Brombacher
Avraham Abulafia’s Seven Paths of the Torah on Sicily seen though the lens of an artist. An artistic synchresis of a 13th century kabbalistic text and its visual interpretation by a modern artist S. Brombacher
The Loving Wind G. Goldman, illustr. S. Brombacher
Sefer P’ri Etz Yitzhak Fruit of Yitzhak’s Tree S. Brombacher, B. D. Forman
Olives in Clean Vessels. A basket full of art and stories about Rabbi Hillel and his House S. Brombacher
The Night That Was Different From All Other Feline Nights S. Brombacher

- At the juried Art Gala 2006 of Temple Beth El in Boca Raton The Soul of Creativity is Spirituality March 2006 my work was awarded the second prize.
- My Beethoven. A Spiral of Sound. was donated and auctioned for more than 5000 at a gala to benefit The Childrens Hearing Institute in Manhattan in October 2005

Brombachers work is in collections, institutions and private homes, like synagogues, schools, corporations, hospices on all five continents.

To see my art lecture about my work see this Youtube

Membership of art organizations
-American Guild of Judaic Art, Vice-President
-Jewish Art Salon, New York
-The Creative Soul
-Jewish Women Artist’s Network


Artist Publications

There are several articles in national and local European and American Newspapers (e.g. Limburgs Dagblad, The Jewish Week, The Jewish Press, by Richard McBee), like the ones of my exhibits at the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery (Jewish Press, March 8,9 2003)and at he UAHC (Jewish Press, Januari 23, 2004), which can be found in the archive section of the Jewish Press.
For more info contact me at SHOSHBM@AOL.COM...

Artist Collections

Shoshannah Brombacher,

I create sets of drawings or paintings about one theme, often in combination with textscalligraphy. Some sets are bound as a book, some contain unabridged texts, like a full Megillat Esther, Yona,a Megillat Ruth and a Hagadah. Some sets are continuously in motion, because I sell parts of them individually and later replace the missing ones. Then the set changes of course, because I do not make copies of the sold drawings but create something new. Here are some of my favorite themes

-The golem of Prague many drawings and paintings
-Megillat Esther illustr., ink on paper,as a scroll
-PurimMegillat Esther
-Megillat Ruth printed in a limited edition
-Shir ha-shirim Song of Songs
-Yona 1 set of drawings and 1 complete booklet with text
-Job sepia drawings
-Demaot Rachel, a chassidic story
-Goethes Faust
-Prag Ein Bilderzyklustravel impresions from Prague
-Sefer ha-Ahavah - Avram multilingual poetry
-Shabbat in New York ink drawings
-HAGADA a complete hagada in black and white, plus a set of 1 chad kadya, 2 echad mi yodea, 3 the order of the hagada 4 historical events, in color
-Dos lid funem lebediken mentshen yiddish poetry
-Sheva Berakhot I also make KETUBOT
-Qohelet till now in 3 different versions
-Medieval Sephardic Poetry
-Chassidic Rebbes many of them about the Lubavitcher Rebbes
-Marsman in Amsterdam Dutch poetry
-Birkat haLevana
-The Hebrew Alphabeth One series has been published in Letters of Light by A.Raskin
-Sukkot the four species and several sets of the Ushpizin, one of them about the Chassidic counterparts of the Ushpizin
-The twelve Tribes
-CHASSIDIC STORIES. I illustrated many of them. Part of them will be published
-Biblical women
-Medieval Sicily
-Anskis Dybbuk


Artist Favorites

Olga Zelinska, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{turquoise-1579549914.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
70 x 90 x 2 inches (61.0 x 91.4)
Yulia Schuster, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{old_church-1498207209.jpg} X
Original Watercolor, 2016
24 x 34 cm (61.0 x 91.4)

Personal Favorites (American Guild of Judaic Art) (Chabad Lubavitch, I love this site, many interesting articles) (shows some of my Chassidic works, has many interesting stories) (Breslov) (or google A simple Jew) (Menachem Wecker) (Yitzhak Buxbaum, magid, very interesting site, nice courses and maggid training, have a look) (Indelible Ink)