For more than 36 years Ostrovsky’s “Painting To Music” on stage with musicians as they play, uses the immediacy of the music and environment to record the performance in a highly original and innovative context.
Born in North Africa and raised throughout Asia, Ostrovsky’s paintings reflect growing up in Taiwan, the Philippines and Bangladesh. This left her with images about universal themes of human aloneness and interactions that occur in all cultures.
She has worked with musicians of the highest caliber – to include David Murray, Fred Hopkins, Erica Lindsay, Roswell Rudd, Glynis Loman, Leonard Brown, Lisa Thorson’s JazzArtSigns, Syd Smart, Thurman Barker, Elizabeth Panzer, Ferdinand Forsch, Hugh Brodie, Chris Sullivan, Joe Morris, Dandelion Dance Theatre and Tony Perez, among others.
Live paintings have been created in venues ranging from jazz clubs to outdoor festivals, such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Knitting Factory, The Fabrik- Germany, The John Coltrane Memorial Concert, Rochester School of Music, USIA, Massachusetts College of Art, The International Festival of Media Art Media Future, Germany, ODC San Francisco , Electric Lodge, LA, Very Special Arts/ JazzArtSigns and the Festival of Women Improvisers.
Ostrovsky has exhibited worldwide, and her work is included in many private and public collections.