2016 Season IV
Artist Statement/ Biography
Itzhaky’s work bridges European realism with her local Israeli context, using painting as a viable medium for addressing contemporary life. Her recent works depict urban scenes of people interacting or posing in a slightly offbeat way, diverting everyday routines. The figures are found in intimate proximity but their relationships remain ambiguous. Their being together in a specific moment and setting is paramount to all other concerns, resulting in open-ended narratives behind the images that are left for the viewer to speculate. Materiality of bodies and objects is treated in a bold and sensual manner, heightening the sense of physical presence in the scene.---
Alma Itzhaky is a Tel-Aviv Based artist, (born 1984). Her work has won important prizes, including the Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Artist (2014), and the Osnat Mozes Painting Prize (2012). She presented several solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in Israel, including the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, and is included in private and public collections. Itzhaky participated in international workshops and residencies, including the Bronner Residency (Düsseldorf, 2012). She is an Assistant Professor at the Interdisciplinary School of Art, Shenkar Academy.