Ronna Schulkin is a visual artist residing in Northern California. She earned her Visual Art degree from The University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States. 

Schulkin’s inspiration comes from the tradition of mark making and direct painting in abstract art. Intuition, line, color, and improvisational gestures influence her creative style and process. “I create art because I love the process of building complex, balanced, and layered planes in each composition.” 

Much of her work follows the trajectory of abstract expressionists such as Joan Mitchell and Grace Hartigan. In addition to her studio practice, Schulkin founded and developed an artist-run studio space with over sixty active members, 17th Ave Studios in Santa Cruz, CA, for the past 20 years.