ABOUT

I am a multi-disciplinary artist. Graduate of the dept. of Fine Arts – Bezalel 2009. Living and working in Tel Aviv.
In recent years I focus on paintings, drawings and installations, testing the boundaries between the disciplines.
I work on a few series of drawings simultaneously, fabricating the images that occupy my mind. I then use these images to expand to other mediums and construct more complex drawings.

Working on these drawings, I developed an internal semiosis based on the graphic line work and the images that manifest in the drawings as well as formalistic structures and observations of the world.         I use the line as a research tool, seeking to break the boundaries of paper and mark contact points where the exact and uniform meet the intuitive and eruptive. I move between a description of formalistic space with abstract logic to illustration or figurative descriptions of concrete situations, locations and settings.
The drawings inquire about platform, format and the inner/outer painted expanse.  Wether done on paper, canvas, object or a wall, in each one I try to form a new perspective in relation to the image and the space.
I am interested in the relations of space and proportions and driven by the ambition to represent a balance between the conceptual theoretic world and an emotional expressive one – depict an abstract, contemplative map, representing an internal-external view.

 

CV

 

Education 
2014-2015 the Teacher Training for Graduates Program, Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv
2009-2011 M.A studies in Philosophy, Tel Aviv University
2005-2009 B.F.A, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

 

Solo and Duo Exhibitions 
2017    “Feet in the water”, Sadnaot Hamanim,Tel Aviv, curated by Eitan Buganim 
2016    “Proportion”, The Israeli art museum Ramat Gan, curator: Ayelet Hashahar Cohen 
2013   “Something Monstrous”, a duo exhibition with Priel Hackim, Uganda, Tel Aviv
2011   “Menahem and Isabel”, The Shop Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009   “Two Rides”, a due exhibition with Yehudi Armoni , Kibbutz Nachshon Gallery, curator: Yael Keiny

 

Group Exhibitions 
2017    “An answer to a problem”, Nolobaz cooperative art space, Tel aviv.
2016    “Object of desire”, The Triangle Art Space, curator: sari golan  
           ״Triple group”,  The Triangle Art Space, curator: Sari Golan
           “obscure”, Hanina Gallery,  tel aviv, curator: Michael Yagodin
           “Show Your World”, MC Gallery, New York, NY 
2015    “Gathering + II”, Ilana Goor Museum, Jaffa, curators: Sofia Dekel Caspi and Shahar Sarig
           “2nd Sales Exhibition”, Triangle Art Space, Tel Aviv, curator: Sari Golan
2014    “Landscapes”, The Metro Gallery, Manilla, The Philippines, curator: Chitty Cometa
2012    “No culture No bread”, The Artist’s House, Tel Aviv, curator: Etamar Beglikter
           “Surf Writers”, Ha’Rriviera Gallery, Bat Yam, Israel, curators: Tal Huldai and Hadar Marmor
          “Kartinca”, launch exhibition for a digital gallery, The Hayek Center For Contemporary Art, Jaffa,  curator: Ifat Talalevsky
2011   “Efforts to Maintain a Lifestyle”, Noa Bistro, Jaffa, Israel curator: Omri Krikov
           “Re-volution”, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Noa Sesilia Cohen
2010   “The Cooking Pot Fable”, Riff Raff Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Rani Lavie
2009   “From the Other Side”, The Heart of the City Complex, Herzliya, Israel, curator: Noa Sesilia Cohen
2008   “Priceless”,  Kastiel Design House, Tel Aviv, curators: Lior Waterman and Eitan Buganim

 

Awards
2011     The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts Grant in association with the Municipality of Tel Aviv, grant for a solo show.
2009    The “Keshet” Foundation Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design 

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