Bio

EDUCATION

2018               awarded degree of PhD from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, Great Britain

2013-2018.  Oxford Brookes University, Oxford,UK, Social Sculpture Research Unit, conducts PhD research project with the title:

                        "Developing Processes for an Imaginative and Connective Engagement with Natural Landscapes"

1981-1983    Alanus University of Art and Social Sciences; MA in art education, 1983

1980-1981   Masterclasses of the sculptors Guenther Mancke and Wilfried Ogilvie

1977-1980   Alanus University of Art and Social Sciences, Bonn, Germany; department of sculpture; diploma in 1980

AWARDS AND GRANTS

1994.             received the award "Outstanding Immigrant Artist" from the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, Israel

1993              received grant for artistic research from the Gladys Mayer Memorial Fund, UK

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ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS

 

2020    Mirvach Gallery, Harduf, Israel

2015     The Gallery for Social Art at David Yellin Academic College, Jerusalem

2000   Elisabeth Soederberg Gallery, Acco, Israel

1997     The Studio, Kibbutz Mizra, Israel
1997     The New Gallery, Haifa, Israel

1994     Ruskin Mill Gallery, Nailsworth, Great Britain.

1991      The Bishop's Palace, Cathedral of Exeter, Great Britain

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SYMPOSIA, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROJECTS

2020  "The Bees Garden" - design of experiential educational garden for the Biodynamic Bees Project, Harduf, Israel

2017   "Forest Clearing" - social sculpture project as part of "Art Convergence", Philmont, NY, USA

2017   "ökoRAUSCH" festival exhibition, museum for applied arts (MAKK), Cologne, Germany

2016   "Greening Clal", permanent installation as part of artist residency at the "Mirpeset", Muslala Urban Art Centre, Jerusalem

2015   "Green Campus" - proposal for the International Mediterranean School, Ramat HaSharon, Israel

2013   Artist Residency at Michael Hall School, Forest Row, Sussex,  community environmental sculpture project

2013   design for therapeutic botanical garden for Lin Hospital, Haifa, Israel, ongoing project

2013   design for Environmental Sculpture, 'Mizpe Marcus', Haifa, Israel, not-realized project

2011   "Roundabout", community sculpture project, Kibbutz Harduf, Israel

2010   "Environmental Education Garden" -Design for the Harduf Waldorf School, Harduf, Israel - an ongoing project

2008   "Poultney River Entrance", community sculpture project, Green Mountain College, Poultney,Vermont, USA

2007   Initiator, Co-Artistic Director of the "Samania Park for Environmental Art", Israel - an ongoing project

2005   Water sculpture and garden design, Pisgat Achuza home for the elderly, Haifa, Israel

2004   Playground design for the Harduf kindergarten, Kibbutz Harduf, Israel

2003   "Murmur of the Valley", "Fete de Mai", international sculpture symposium, Gesves, Belgium

2002   Ecological water sculpture, Adam School, Jerusalem, Israel

2002   Water Garden, Beit Uri Home School for young people with special needs, Afula, Israel

2002   "I must go down to the Seas again", the 9th "Festival of Festivals exhibition, Wadi Nisnos, Haifa,  Israel

2001   Ecological water garden, commission for Yabetz School, Zichron Yaacov, Israel

2000   Water course and entrance design, commission for the Harduf Waldorf School, Israel

2000 "Shifting Fences". "Binnenart" Environmental Sculpture Symposium, Kevelaer, Germany

1999   "Back to Earth", the 6th "Festival of Festivals" exhibition, Wadi Nisnas, Haifa, Israel

1998   "The House of the Spring", the 5th "Festival of Festivals" exhibition, Wadi Nisnas, Haifa, Israel

1997   Artistic Director, Project "Path of Peace" Environmental Sculpture Path, Kaukab Abu-ElHija, Israel

1997   Annual exhibition of the Israel Artists Association, Beit Chagall, Haifa, Israel

1996   The Beit Elisha Garden, Beit Elisha Home for young people with special needs, Harduf, Israel

1996   "Passageway", Sculpture Garden for Peace and Coexistence, Kaukab Abu-Elhija, Israel

1995   Amelia Arbel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1994   The Engineshed Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

1992   "Four Seasons Stone" - commission for the Cathedral Garden, Exeter, Great Britain

1990   Johnson Wax Kiln Gallery, Farnham, Great Britain

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

since 2017        Lecturer for sculpture and drawing at Oranim Academic College, Kiryat Tivon, Israel

since 2013       Lecturer for sculpture, drawing, stage design and nature studies at David Yellin Academic College, Jerusalem, Israel

since 2003      Founder, director and senior lecturer for sculpture, drawing and art history, The Artways School of Art, Harduf

since 1994        Part time lecturer for sculpture and art history at the Harduf Foundation Studies Seminar

1994-2003     Part time lecturer for sculpture and drawing at the Harduf Waldorf Teacher Seminar

1994                  moves to Israel, since 1997 resident of Kibbutz Harduf near Nazareth

1994                  Residency at the Ruskin Mill Trust, Stroud, Gloucestershire, environmental sculpture project with young people

1992-2010      Frequent guest lecturer at the Rudolf Steiner Institute, USA

1989-1997       Regular guest lecturer at Alanus University of Art and Social Sciences, Germany

1996                  Co-Author, "New Eyes for Plants - A Workbook for Plant Observation"Hawthorn Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire

1992-1994       Involvement with the founding of the Pishwanton Wood Project for Goethean Science and Art       

1990-1994      Co-Founder and regular lecturer at the Life-Science-Trust for Goethean Nature Study and Art

1989-1994      Working as a free-lance artist and art instructor, based in Kent and East Lothian, Scotland

1984-1989      Full time lecturer for sculpture, drawing and art history, Emerson College School of Sculpture, Forest Row, GB

1984-1986      Guest lecturer for sculpture and drawing, Tobias School of Art, East Grinstead, Sussex, Great Britain

1984-1994      Resident in Great Britain

1977-1984       Residences in institutions in the realms of drug rehabilitation, special education, prison service and geriatric care (in Germany)

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