Abigail Sarah Bagraim
M.F.A (cum laude), M.Soc. Sci., H.D.E.
I am a professional artist living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. My academic training has followed two parallel paths: Jewish studies and Fine Art. These have combined so that, on the one hand, my study of mystic and religious subjects provides inspiration for my painting while, on the other hand, the serene process of painting allows me to meditate and reflect on the wisdom of metaphysics.
Abigail has the following tertiary level qualifications:
- A Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A) degree from Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
- A Higher Education Diploma (H.D.E) from Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
- A Master of Fine Art (MFA) degree from Rhodes University, Grahamtown, which was awarded cum laude. The degree involved practical painting and the submission of a thesis. The title of the thesis was ‘The Hasidic Spirit as the Foundation of the Art of Marc Chagall’.
- A Master of Social Science (M.Soc.Sci) degree in Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town. The title of the thesis was ‘Vision and Imagination in Jewish Mystical Texts’.