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Born in Andijon, Russia, 1945 
Immigrated to Israel, 1948 
Died in New York City, 1990    

1964-1967 Studies at the Kalisher Art College, Tel Aviv
1968 Studied at the Avni Institute of Art, Tel Aviv
1969-1971 Studied at College of Art Teachers, Ramat Hasharon, with Ran Shcori and Raffi Lavie
1971-1972 Art teacher in Public School
1975-1977 Studies at the School of Visual Art, New York City.
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions 
 
1972 Dugith Gallery, Tel Aviv 
1973 Dugith Gallery, Tel Aviv
1977-1978 "Metal, Mental, Melted", Sculpture Installation, The Clock Tower, New York City
1978 "Broken Vessels", Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1979 “The Broken Vessels Project”, PS 1, New York
1980-1981 "Bridges", Site Sculpture, Union Square & Cooper Square, New York City
1982 "Woman with Snakes", Live Performance Sculpture, New York City
1991 La MaMa Gallery, New York City
1994 Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1998 Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany, (cat.) 
1999 Nolan / Eckman Gallery, New York City
2000 Dan Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California    
2011 "Speach-Grille", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
 
Selected Group Exhibitions 

 

1972 Yodfat Gallery, Tel Aviv
Dugith Gallery, Tel Aviv
Artist Association Gallery, Tel Aviv 
1973 Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
Yodfat Gallery, Tel Aviv
Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv 
Debel Gallery, Jerusalem
1974 Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York City
1975 Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv 
Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv 
Artist Association Gallery, Tel Aviv 
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Debel Gallery, Jerusalem
1978 Tel Aviv Museum of Art 
Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv 
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1980 New York Veil, New York City
1984 Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1983 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv 
1989 "Bullet under Acme" Great Jones Gallery, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1987  "Artist Calendar of the Year", Histadrut Publication, Tel-Aviv
1990 "Small Works", New York University, New York City
1994 "Anxiety", the Museum of Contemporary Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
1995 Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Artist's Association Gallery, Tel Aviv 
"Never Again" Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City
1995  Rita & Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1996 "Diary of a Human Hand" Bard College Art Center, Annandale-on Hadson, New York                   and Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1998 "Art of the 70s", Tel Aviv Museum of Art 
"Women Artists in Israeli Art", Haifa Museum
2000  “A Wall of My Own", Israeli Art,” from the collection of Benno Kalev, Tel Aviv Museum
2001  “Arturo Schwartz Collection of Israeli Artists", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2003  “Shemesh,” Tel Aviv Museum
2004  "Israeli Art, 70’s", Tel Aviv Museum
2005  “Self Portrait” Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008  “Near and Seen” The Open Museum, Tephen
2012 "After", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015                 "Paper-Photograph: Works on Paper and Photographs from the 1970's", Gordon                          Gallery 2, Tel Aviv
 
Prizes and Awards

 

1995 Ministry of Culture and Education for Painting and Sculptors, Israel
1969-1971 Sharet Grant, Pnina Mandleblit Fund, Israel    
1975-1977 American Israel Cultural Foundation. Art and Urban Resources, New York City

Public Collections
 
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Israeli Consulate, Washington D.C.
The Walker Art Center Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany 

Selected Publications

Art in America, April, 2000.

"Art in Review." New York Times, November 26, 1999.

Barzel, Amnon. The Redefinition of Art in Israel. Milan: 1987.

Breitberg, Sara. Studio, 1994.

Frank, Peter. National Arts Guide (Exxon Guggenheim Exhibit), 1981.

Luski, Chaim. Yediot Ahronot, 1994.

Moore, Alan. "Mirit Cohen." Cover Magazine, 1991 .


 
 
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