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Keren Anavy
New York, NY
Neighborhood: Sunset Park



ARTIST STATEMENT: Keren Anavy is a painter and an installation artist, she works in various mediums and paintings techniques, mostly creates site-specific installations. In her works she explores the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site. she explores in her work the dynamic relationships between nature, culture and site. Anavy interested in how cultivated landscape as well as wild nature can function as cultural agents in Eastern and Western societies. By challenging the boundaries of painting and drawing as a form of installation. her settings examine broader social contexts through a diversity of imagery, materials and architecture. Anavy’s practice offers a platform for questioning our environments by creating immersive installations, places that often appear to be fantastic. Anavy works with forms that reflect on the boundary between concrete and abstract: shapes from nature, architecture or everyday life. She examine the spiritual and social significances that different forms around us hold by using various techniques and materials, including oil paintings, ink drawings, laser cutouts and print. Her works often contain imagery and subject matter that are disconnect from their previous political and social context, and as a result, transformed into an abstracted visual imagery that addresses distress and beauty.
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  • Garden of Living Images (detail)
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar, polyethylene ponds filled with water with ink, Vinyl covers the windows
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York Photo: Stefan Hagen, courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill

  • Garden of Living Images (detail)
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar, polyethylene ponds filled with water with ink, Vinyl covers the windows
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York Photo: Stefan Hagen, courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill

  • Garden of Living Images (detail)
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar
    118X36"
    Site-specific installation, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, New York

  • Garden of Living Images (detail)
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar, polyethylene ponds filled with water with ink, Vinyl covers the windows
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York Photo: Stefan Hagen, courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill

  • Garden of Living Images (detail)
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar, Vinyl covers the windows
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, New York Photo: Stefan Hagen, courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill

  • Garden of Living Images (detail)
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar, polyethylene ponds filled with water with ink, Vinyl covers the windows
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York Photo: Stefan Hagen, courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill

  • Utopia
    2018
    Interdisciplinary, visual art, dance
    Documentation of performance Utopia in collaboration with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy. Pioneer Works, New York, March 10, 2019. Photo: © Walter Wlodarczyk.

  • Utopia
    2018
    Interdisciplinary, visual art, dance
    Documentation of performance at Danspace Project, St.Mark's Church, New York, in collaboration with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Photo: Stephen Delas Heras

  • Utopia
    2018
    Interdisciplinary, visual art, dance
    Documentation of performance at Danspace Project, St.Mark's Church, New York, in collaboration with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Photo: Stephen Delas Heras

  • Utopia
    2018
    Interdisciplinary, visual art, dance
    Documentation of performance at Queens Museum, New York, in collaboration with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Photo: Nomi H.Rave

  • Untitled
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar
    each painting 118X36"

  • Untitled (detail)
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar
    118X36"

  • Written in Water (detail)
    2018
    ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar, Plexiglas circles, dimensions variable.
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, 2018. Photo: Samuel Morgan

  • Cave
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar
    72X36"

  • Compositions for Stones of Gold
    2018
    Oil on linen, wood, Pyrite stones, video animation
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, The Gallery of the Cultural Institute Mexico-Israel, Mexico City, in collaboration with Tal Frank

  • A Moon in My Garden
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar, glass container with liquid ink, Plexiglas circles,
    Variable dimensions

  • Everglades
    2018
    Ink and colored pencils on transparent Mylar, diptych,
    each painting 43X17"

  • Garden
    2016
    Ink and colored pencils on paper
    Triptych 70X150", each panting 70X50"

  • Mashrabia
    2014
    Wood cutouts
    47X66"

  • Untitled
    2015
    Oil on canvas, wood cutout
    Painting 86X66", cutout 47x66"

  • Southern Rose
    2013
    Paper cutouts
    Diameter circle 98.4", each window 62X32"
    Site-specific installation (detail), M. Smilanski Cultural Center, Rehovot, Israel, paper cutouts

  • House & Garden
    2015
    Paper cutouts
    118X196”
    Site-specific installation (detail), The Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel

  • Ex Territory
    2016
    Paper cutouts
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Flux Factory, New York, in collaboration with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy

  • Untitled

  • Untitled
    2013
    nine paper cutouts
    74X74"

  • Coverd
    2008
    Paper cutouts
    15.7X15.7"

  • Tiger
    2007
    Ink on Paper
    59X86.6

  • Covered
    2008
    Ink on paper
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Solo gallery, Tel Aviv

  • Beauty and Other Forms (detail)
    2016
    Oil on linen,
    48.6X44.6"

  • Beauty and Other Forms
    2016
    Oil on linen, etching mirrors
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Mane'-Katz Museum, Haifa, Israel, in collaboration with Tal Frank

  • Crossover
    2013
    Watercolor, graphite, ink on rice paper, etching mirrors
    42 drawings, each each 98x49 cm
    Site-specific installation, Feinberg Projects Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, in collaboration with Tal Frank, host Quayola

  • Crossover (datail)
    2013
    Water-color, graphite, ink on rice paper, etching mirrors, wood, video animation
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Feinberg Projects Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, in collaboration with Tal Frank, host Quayola

  • Hothouse (detail)
    2012
    Ink on paper, aluminum casting, burned soil
    Variable dimensions
    Site-specific installation, Dan Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

  • Hothouse (detail)
    2012
    ink o paper
    59X177"
    Site-specific installation, Dan Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
 








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