Born in Jerusalem in 1976, Talia Israeli is a painter who currently lives and works in Herzliya.
Israeli graduated from the B.F.A. program at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, in 2002. By the end of 2004, she also completed the M.F.A program at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Since 2006, she has been teaching painting at the Bezalel Academy Department of Fine Arts. Between 2009 and 2011 she also taught painting and served as Head of the Fine Arts Department at Minshar School of Art. In addition, Talia teaches art at Levinsky College of Education and the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.
Israeli’s paintings often depict her immediate surroundings in variable resolutions. The choice of frame, language and internal hierarchy of each painting, creates a complex portrait of Israeli reality, immersed in a fictional and synthetic dimension.
“The image that meets the canvas raises questions about the mechanism of the painting itself, the internal struggle between emotion and technique, as well as the image formation process. Each image reveals in a different light the "behind the scenes" of the painting: a tremor of doubt and indecision, erasures and corrections, the gap between the three-dimensionality of the painted space and the flat surface of the painting.” (Tali Ben Nun)
Selected solo and double exhibitions:
2016 – Moledet 1B, Ashdod Museum of Art. Curator: Tali Ben Nun.
2016 – Between a Big Sea and a Geological Rift, Taylor Foundation Gallery, Paris, France. Curator: Zvi Tolkovsky.2015 – Neve Sha'anan, the Art Gallery, Kibbutz Givat Haim Ichud. Curator: Ruti Amitai-Hinski.
2014 – Generation Three, Feinberg Projects, Tel Aviv. Curator: Yam Hameiri.
2013 – Homeseek, Evi Guggenheim Artplace, Paris, France.
2012 – Flatland, double exhibition with Kobi Assaf, Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. Curator: Danny Yahav Brown.
2011 – Last City, Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Dana Gillerman and Sagi Refael.
2009 – New works, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2007 – Bio-Power, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Selected group exhibitions:
2017 – Five Stations, Kav 16 – Community Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Avi, Israel.
2017 – Anthology, Ashdod Museum of Art, Ashdod, Israel.
2015 – Metropolis, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel.
2014 – Talking to the Walls, HaAgaf Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel.
2013 – Group exhibition, Zemack Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2012 – Plenty, Minshar Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2011 – Mediterranean Sensations, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy.
2010 – Response Time, exhibition of three painters, Minshar Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2009 – Fresh Paint 2 fair, Alon Segev Gallery pavilion, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2008 – Salame/ Herzl: Scenes from South Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Artists’ Studios, Israel.
2007 – Art-Forum Berlin fair, Alon Segev Gallery pavilion, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2006 – A City is Not a Tree, exhibition of three painters, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2005 – Discord, TemporaryContemporary Art Gallery, London, UK.
2004 – XS, FA Projects, London, UK.
2003 – Contemporary Israeli, Robert Sandelson Gallery, London, UK.
2003 – Artik 5, Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Israel
2003 – Note 4, Museum of Underground Prisoners, Jerusalem, Israel.
Awards and grants:
2015 – The Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts – support for a solo exhibition abroad.
Asylum Arts Small Grants Program, New York, USA.
The Artists' Residence Herzliya – artist studio.
Eddy Rugale Michailov Award, Taylor Foundation, Paris, France.
2009 – The Lauren and Mitchell Presser studio grant.
2006 – Celeste Art Prize shortlist, London, UK.
2003 – The Anglo-Israel Association Master's Degree scholarship.
2002 – The Sharett Grant, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Excellence Award of the Bezalel Academy Art Department.
Art Cube Artists' Studios Jerusalem – artist studio.1999 – The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design scholarship.
2016 – Talia Israeli, Moledet 1B
2011 – Talia Israeli, Last City and other paintings