About me

 

My art expresses the issues that I think and deeply care about; I try to awaken and provoke the viewer through active and loud pieces of art. I integrate realist and imaginary worlds using a combination of media and techniques: glass, metal, concrete and textile. The colors, textures and shapes stand in stark contrast to one other while also complementing each other.

 

Professional Experience

2014   Owner of the Olya’s Hot Glass Studio in Emek Ha’ella, moshav Aviezer.

2012 – today   Lecturer in Ceramic and Glass department in Bezalel Art Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

2007 – 2013   TA and Instructor in Hot shop, Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem.

 

 

Education

2014 – 2016   M.Des, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Industrial Design.

2005 – 2009   B.F.A, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Israel, Ceramic and Glass Department.

1999 – 2003   B.Sc, Negev Academy College of Engineering, Israel.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019  Comme il faut, Tel Aviv.

2018  The Mizgaga Museum, “Michaela”, Israel.

Group Exhibitions

2019  Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv,  2018  Freshpaint, Tel Aviv, Israel,  2015  Israeli Glass, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel,    2014  Secret Art 7, Tel Aviv, Israel,  2013  121 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel,   2012  Pokorna Gallery, Prague, Czech republic,   2012  Sotheby’s Chicago, USA,   2012  P8 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel,    2012  MICA Maryland Institute College of Art, USA,   2012  Hava Gallery, Holon, Israel,   2012  Secret Art 6, Tel Aviv, Israel,   2011  Israeli Glass, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel,  2011 N&N Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel,   2011  Jerusalem Mormon University,   2011  Art in Zameret, Bank Leumi, Tel Aviv, Israel,   2011  Secret Art 5, Tel Aviv,   2010  UdK Berlin,   2009  Orangerie Museum, Tuileries gardens, Paris,   2009  Art Center Holon, Israel,   2008 Museum of Italian Jewish Art,   2008  Prime Minister House in Israel,   2007-8  Yaniv Glass Gallery.

 

Awards & Honors

2017  Scholarship for study in Corning Museum of Glass , US, bestowed by AIDA,     2015  Award Yuri Stern Minister of Absorption,    2014  Scholarship for Art Residency in Urban Glass Studio, US, Brooklyn, bestowed by AIDA,    2014  Scholarship for study in Corning Museum of Glass , US, bestowed by AIDA, 2012  Scholarship for Art Residency in Glass School Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic, bestowed by Ruthi Wertheimer,    2011 Scholarship for study in Pilchuck Glass School, US, bestowed by AIDA,  2009 Prize Blumenthal of Excellence in Graduates Project in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design,  2008 Scholarship for study in Pilchuck Glass School, US, bestowed by Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, 2008  Scholarship for William Gudenrath course in Israel,   bestowed by AIDA.