Broca graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor
of Fine Arts degree in 1968 and with a Master of Fine Arts Degree
from Pratt Institute in New York, in 1971. Ever since then, Broca
has been a full time working visual artist. For thirteen years she
was a Fine Arts Faculty member at Kwantlen College where
she taught studio courses in Painting and Drawing. Her art career
spans 27 years during which she had 20 Solo Exhibitions and 27 Group
Exhibitions in many parts of Canada and the United States. Her work
is included in important private and public collections across North
America, such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, Concordia University,
Simon Fraser University, Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver City Hall,
Vancouver Public Library, Yukon Territorial Art Collection and many
preoccupation with the legendary figure Lilith goes back
to an exhibition of paintings and drawings of Goddesses in 1993.
Since then, through extensive research both in Hebrew and English,
she put together the different versions of the legend and created
artworks seen from a woman's point of view. Throughout her career,
Broca's work has been dealing with social issues and the nature
of the human condition (particularly women). In 1995, the Women
Television Network's (WTN) program The Creators produced a thirteen
minute profile on Broca and her art which was aired nationally.
The artist introduced the legendary Lilith to the public through
her artworks as well as the various stories which represent this
dynamic figure. As a guest lecturer at both Simon Fraser University
and University of British Columbia, Broca had the opportunity to
introduce Lilith to Religious Studies students in a series of lectures
on "Eve through the Ages" seen though 1000 years of painting,
sculpture and prints. The artist lectured at several other institutions
and community centres on the same subject.
Broca's work appears in two feature films, (both about strong women),
By Design, 1982, Berryl Fox, producer, and Serving in
Silence, 1994, Barbra Streisand and Glenn Close, executive producers.
For Serving in Silence she was hired to draw several portraits of
Glenn Close as well as fill three pages of sketches for Judy Davis
whose character role was a visual artist. Broca worked closely with
both actresses during the scenes filmed in her own studio in Vancouver,
upcoming exhibition will be a twelve year retrospective at the Charles
and Emma Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA. All the Lilith art
pieces will be included in this major show. The exhibition opens
January 6, 2001.