Dutch-born Yona Verwer is an artist and educator in New York City.
She has over 25 years of experience, and holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
She has organized and conducted dozens of art events at private homes, public venues and institutions. Participants from 8 till 80 have enjoyed her workshops, classes and presentations.
Yona has taught at the S.A.R. High School, the Akiva Hebrew Day School, and the High School for Art & Design. She conducted workshops at the Council Of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, and RJeneration.
She organized workshops by her colleagues at the Tribeca Synagogue for the Arts, the Skirball Center, the Center for Jewish Literacy, private artist studios, and many others.
She has exhibited her art, and curated in galleries and museums nationally and internationally at the Yeshiva University Museum, Andy Warhol Factory, the Bronx Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Center for Jewish History, Mizel Museum, Reginald Lewis Museum, Stanback Museum, Canton Museum of Art, and the Holocaust Memorial Center. View her art portfolio at yonaverwer.com
Her art work reflects her background of coming to Jewish observance later on in life and reflects upon the cultural zones in which she has lived. In her work she combines the imagery of the Jewish past with the role she plays in America today, making a new art inspired by both Torah, Kabbalah and pop-culture.
She is the co-founder of the Jewish Art Salon, a global art organization, and serves on the advisory boards of Art Kibbutz: the International Jewish Artist Residency, Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Jewish Art Now, and the Jewish Design Collective.
Yona has lectured at The Jewish Museum, the JCC Manhattan, the Y.U. Museum, the 14 Street Y, the Educational Alliance, and the Makor / Steinhardt Center, amongst others.
She and her team of excellent artists are available for art classes, tutoring & events, hands-on-workshops, art tours, and more.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss doing an event / class / workshop, please visit the contact page.