Pnina Granirer grew up in Romania and Israel. Her paintings express her belief that "beauty has always existed side by side with violence, cruelty and war."

Pnina Granirer has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally in Paris, Strasbourg, the US, Prague, Santiago de Compostela (Spain), in Coimbra (Portugal) and in Santiago (Chile).

In 1993 Granirer co-founded Artists in Our Midst, the first ongoing Open Studio Walk in Vancouver, BC. She organized and hosted discussions about art via many Philosophers' Cafés, sponsored by Simon Fraser University.
Her works can be found in numerous private and public collections, nationally and internationally, such as the Glenbow
Museum in Calgary, the Yad Vashem Centre in Jerusalem, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, BC, the Richmond Art Gallery, BC, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON, the Museo Eugenio Granell in Santiago de
Compostela, Spain, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile, and many more.

A forty-year retrospective of 120 works at the Richmond Art Gallery in January 1998 reflected the artistic development over her long career. The lavishly illustrated book Pnina Granirer: Portrait of an Artist by Ted Lindberg (Ronsdale Press 1998) was launched at the opening of the exhibition.

The Trials of Eve, a major work of 12 mixed media drawings and 12 poems, now in the collection of the Glenbow Museum in
Calgary, Alberta, was published as a limited edition book of 100 copies by Barbarian Press, and as a softcover edition of 500 copies in 1993. A film by Gretchen Jordan-Bastow based on this work was first shown at the Fifa in Paris, on Bravo!TV, on Knowledge Network and other venues.

The artist's exhibition, "Juxtapositions" included many paintings reproduced in her book The Trials of Eve (1990).

In 2005, a film about Granirer's work by Mehdi Ali was launched on Bravo! TV.

In 2014, her work was included in the encyclopedia of international Surrealism by Arturo Schwarz, Il Surrealismo - Ieri e
Oggi (Italy) and in a 5-page chapter in José Miguel Pérez Corrales's anthology, Surrealismo: El Oro del Tiempo (Spain).

See Joan Givner's review of Graniner's autobiography. [Below]

[BCBW 2017] "Art"