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Heddy B. Abramowitz
Jerusalem, Israel,
Neighborhood: Flatbush



ARTIST STATEMENT: Cityscapes Man in the city is a primary focus of my painting. I am interested in seeing the “earthly” Jerusalem as one encounters it in everyday life, the nitty-gritty of the streets people walk on, the vistas of the here and now. An un-pretty urban reality requires breaking the convention of Jerusalem’s image. The geometry of the city structures as they interconnect, the dance of the strong summer light on building facades, or the more subtle interplay of greys in the overcast light of the winter each add another facet to our view of city life. City streets have poetic and often overlooked qualities which provide an alternative version of beauty. Self-Portraits I have a strong interest in figurative painting and work from live models, nude, clothed and portraits. A particular interest is also intro-spective self-portraits; some involve seeing myself through a cracked mirror, while others may include seeing my eyes reflected through a mirror amongst objects from my life, often with subjective symbolism. Photography Street photography, wherever I find myself, is at the center of my interest in photography. Recording the city’s individuality and its quirks as they disappear under the sweep of questionable development projects is a pressing motivation. My eye is pulled to the geometry of simple shapes; the contrasts, both compositional and otherwise; and the faces of everyday life.
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ARTIST RESUME:


SOLO EXHIBITS

2005
“Twilights” Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem

2000
“In Light of the Situation” The Artists´ House, Jerusalem

1996
“Clips Drawn From Life” The Jerusalem Theatre Gallery, Jerusalem


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS


2011
"Black and White" Red House Gallery, Tel Aviv
The Jewish Quarter: "Seeing Places and Creations” Jerusalem Municipal Gallery
"Sixteen American-Israeli Artists" Skizze Gallery, Jerusalem

2010
“Limmudarts,” Warwick Arts Centre (photography) Coventry, England

2009
“Housewives and Heroines” Antea Gallery, Jerusalem (Project Initiator and Manager)

2008-2009
“Our Remembrances (Zichroneinu)” Beit Hayil HaAvir, Herziliyah, sponsored by Ministry of Defense for 60th
anniversary of Israel (Beit Ha Chayal - Herziliya, Yad L’Banim - Beer Sheva, Yad L’Banim - Tiberias,
Beit Ha Lohem - Haifa, Yad L’Banim - Hadera, Yad L’ Banim - Tel Aviv, Yad L’Banim - Rishon L’Tzion, Binyanei Ha Ooma - Jerusalem, Kikar Safra Gallery - Jerusalem, Heichal Ha Tarbut - Netanya, Heichal Ha Tarbut - Kfar Saba)

2008
“Personal Space, Private Views” Yakar Gallery, Jerusalem
“Man and Earth” Oman Gallery, The Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem

2007
“International Jewish Artists of the Year Award” Christie’s, London
“Woman’s Bag” Gallery on the Lake, Ranana

2006
“Women at Work” Hadassah Berry Gallery, Jerusalem

2005
“Walking on Eggs” The Corrine Mammon Ashdod Museum of Art

2004
“Traces II” (Biennale in Drawing) The Artists´ House, Jerusalem
Group Show, Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem
“It’s Me” Yakar Gallery, Jerusalem

2003
“Self Portrait” Gallery, Artist Colony, Ein Hod

2002
“Art Fair” Park Avenue Synagogue, New York City

2001
“Traces - Drawing in Israel Now” (Biennale in Drawing) The Artists´ House, Jerusalem

2000
“33 X 33” The Artists´ House, Jerusalem

1999
“Master Class” The Artists´ House, Jerusalem
“Master Class” The Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv
“Landscape Workshop with George Nick” The Artists Residence, Herziliya
“Faith in Art” The Popolos Gallery, Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv
“Faith in Art” The Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem

1995
“Global Focus” Beijing, China, during the Fourth International Congress of Women and in association with the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D. C.

1993
“New Members” The Artists´ House, Jerusalem


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS AND COMMISIONS

2003
Omanut L’Am (Art for the People), drawing

2000
The Hebrew University, two oil paintings purchased for the Permanent Collection of the University, Office of the Rector

1998
The Shomer Shabbat Synagogue, Ark Curtain, Toronto, Canada

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Has work in private collections in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Mexico and the United States

AWARDS AND HONORS

2007
International Jewish Artists of the Year Award, The London Jewish Museum of Art and The Ben Uri Gallery, Finalist

2004
Vermont Studio Center, International Fellow, Full Grant Residency


ART EDUCATION

1998-1999
Jerusalem Studio School – First Master Class with Israel Hershberg, including two cultural exchange seminars
at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

1996
Studies with Sasha Okun

1993-1994
Studies with Jan Rauchwarger

1973
Participated in fine arts classes, Georgetown University, Washington, D. C.

1972
Studies at the Syracuse University School of Fine and Applied Arts, Syracuse, New York


PUBLISHED WORK

2010
Fringes: Jewish Art as an Israeli Periphery, by David Sperber, Bar Ilan University publication, painting,
Winter 2010, page 46

The New York Jewish Week, “Text/Context”, painting, April 30, 2010, page 5

Francis Cunningham in Jerusalem http://www.studiomatters.com/art/francis-cunningham-in-jerusalem

Anish Kapoor in Jerusalem http://www.studiomatters.com/art/anish-kapoor-in-jerusalem

Sangram Majumdar in Jerusalem http://www.studiomatters.com/blog/art/sangram-majumdar-in-jerusalem, text

The Memory Project http://www.studiomatters.com/blog/art/the-memory-project-in-jerusalem , text

The Jerusalem Post, In Jerusalem, “Private Thoughts on a Public Place”, text and photographs, April 2, 2010, page 24

2009
Deot (Opinions) Journal Bar Ilan University, painting (Volume 45, page 5)

Deot (Opinions) Journal Bar Ilan University, photograph, (Volume 44, page 14)
 








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