About

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I am a painter and installation artist based in New York and Tel Aviv. My work of recent years creates a political and social commentary via immersive installations and paintings that relate to society’s effect on climate change and one’s relations to his/her private and public environments.

 

I use waste vegetation (branches, petals, ferns, leaves etc.), collected in the streets, parks and elsewhere in the urban surroundings, and imprint these “relics” onto my canvases, in a technique that resembles photograms.

By creating these fossil-like ghostly compositions that range from abstractions to more representational figurations, my work alludes to forms of life that existed in the world, and are no longer with us, but that get “a second chance” or a “second life cycle” via my artistic process.

Following the ideas behind Sustainability and Ecofeminism, my paintings offer an option for healing and recovery to “dead” and neglected materials, and indirectly to our world of mass consumption and the chase after the “next best thing”. My artistic practice offers "Tikkun", a Jewish term for Correction, suggesting an additional chance to what had been thrown away from our society's circulation, and is being brought back via my artistic exploration.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020  A Heartfelt Event, The Lab, Tel Aviv, Israel 

2019   Arcadia, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY 

2019   MomDadMe, Illustration Week #6, Tel Aviv, Israel

2019   Eden in Two Acts, outdoor mural, Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel 

2019   In Situ, Milta, Rehovot, Israel

2019   IAILA booth, Art Palm Springs fair, Palm Springs, CA  

2018   Ghost Library #32, Artist Wall, ArtSpace TLV, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018   Spectrum, Soho House West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 

2018   Intervals, outdoor mural, Artist House, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018   Fossils, A-La Rampa, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018   Time Traveler Part II: Compass, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks,  CA

2017    Something Blue, Alessandro Berni Gallery, New York, NY

2017    Time Traveler, University of La Verne, CA

2016    Phantom Stream, dual exhibition, Kibbutz Be’eri Gallery, Israel

2016    Control l Release, Art Space TLV, Tel Aviv, Israel

2015    Making a Mark, SVA, New York, NY

2010    Breadths of Spirit , Artists ́ House, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2009   Orange Sunset, The Heder Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021   Sublime Encounters and Other Worlds, Residency Unlimited, New York, NY 

2021   Take a Hike, Vision Gallery & the Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ 

2021    43rd Annual Art Auction, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA 

2021   Spectrum, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN 

2021   The Empty Gallery, An Online Group Show, Shrine, New York, NY

2021   11th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, Curator: Shamim Momin

2021   Four Seasons, Municipal Gallery, Yavne, Israel

2020  Darkest Before Dawn, Art in a Time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Beacon, NY

2020   Art has a Scent, (Unraveling Earth), HaChava (the Farm) Gallery, Holon, Israel 

2020  Internally: Emotional Landscapes from Israel, Hillel Art Gallery, USC, LA, CA

2019   Scroll of Perseverance, Art & Social Activism Festival, New York, NY

2019   Dreamin' of a..., Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2019   Summer Salon, from the collection of the Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel

2019   Concealed in Language, Municipal Art Gallery, Rishon Le-Zion , Israel

2018   Plaster 6, Minus 1 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018   Art Swagger, DLR Group, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

2018   Still Moving, Gray Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2018   70.70.70. Jewish Federation, Santa Barbara, CA

2017    I Was Here, Cuckoo’s Nest, Tel Aviv, Israel

2017    In My Garden, West Village, New York, NY

2017    Aiming for Touch(down), P8 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2016    Collective Memory, Travelling exhibition, New York-Glasgow-Dublin

2016    Secret Art 8, Mani House, Tel Aviv, Israel

2016    Plaster 4, Art for “Physicians for Human Rights”, Tel Aviv, Israel

2016    Iran Iran, Kaye College' Gallery, Be'er-Sheva, Israel

2015    Artists for Levinsky library, ArtSpace, Tel Aviv , Israel

2015    Scope Miami Beach, Miami, FL

2015    Italia Docet | Laboratorium, Venice Biennale, Italy

2015    Artist Wall, Art Space TLV, Tel Aviv, Israel

2015    Summer Time, Art Space TLV, Tel Aviv, Israel

2015    Annual Tallahassee International Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2015    Refresh, Florentin45 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2015    The 53rd International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, CA

2015    9xArtist's Walls, Art Space TLV, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2014    Emergence 2014, Gallerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD

2014    A : / > fomat, Art Space TLV, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2014    Nature vs. Media, [during Sundance], Park City, Utah

2013    A Picnic and Smokes, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2012    A special project of art & fasion, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

2010    Home and Abroad Exhibition Series – The Broadway Gallery, NYC, NY

2010    Fresh Paint, The Heder Gallery Artists, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2010    4th International Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Arsenale, finalists exhibition

2009    Ain’t no Sunshine when she’s gone, the 4th Floor, Tel Aviv, Israel

2009    Painting-Law, The Heder Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2006    Inaugural Exhibition, Susan Eley Fine Art, NY

EDUCATION

2002-2004   Masters in Museology, Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1985-1988 Graduate, Hamidrasha (Beit Berl) School of Art, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2021   Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY 

2015    SVA's Summer Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2014    LICC London International Creative Competition - Honorable Mention

2010    First Prize Art&Business, 4th International Arte Laguna, Italy

1987    Scholarship for a promising young artist, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

 

 

COLLECTIONS

Private collections in USA, Israel, Europe and Australia

 

 

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Panel Discussion | New Renaissance in Feminist Art | March 2021

HyperAllergic | Join RU for Panels on Feminist Activism and Leadership | Feb 2021

Holon Municipality  | Monumental Art Project First of its Kind | November 2020

Sharon Tuval | A Heartfelt Event | November 2020

Portfolio | Art Has A Scent, Art & Design  in Holon | November 2020

Holon Municipality Art Galleries | Unraveling Earth | November 2020

Under the Bridge | Installation | Autumn 2020

Art and Social Activism | Fall 2020

Sandi Klein Show | Conversation with Creative Women | January 2020

Erev Rav | Learning to Paint All Over Again | December 2019

Portfolio | Rotem Reshef Wraps the World With Her Paintings | December 2019

ARToday | Eden in Two Acts: Act I I October 2019

Arts Westchester | Arcadia | Fall 2019

Erev Rav | Weekly Recommendations - Exhibitions at the Artists House | July 2018

Jewish Journal | Rotem Reshef on Her New Art Series "Spectrum" | July 2018

Kipton Art Advisory | Curator's Journal  | Summer 2018

Calcalist | Intervals Puzzeles the Spectators With Its Unique Technique | July 2018

Haaretz | A Front vs. "Want of Matter" | July 2018

Yediot | An Exhibition a Week | May 2018

Haaretz | Exibitions-Event Recommendations | June 2018

Portfolio Magazine | Windows to the Four Seasons | June 2018

At Magazine | The best shows for the summer | 2018

VC Reporter | Rotem Reshef: Time Traveler | March 2018

Blogs Callutheran | Rotem Reshef Time Traveler: Compass | February 2018

HuffPost | Rotem Reshef: Time of the Seasons | October 2017

Lyceum Cultural Events | Time Traveler by Rotem Reshef | October 2017

Wall Street International Magazine | Rotem Reshef | September 2017

ART AND CAKE | Rotem Reshef Time Traveler Installation | December 2017

Moorpark Patch | Rotem Reshef: Time Traveler | February 2017

Campus Times | Seasons Unspool Across the Lobby | September 2017

Artillery Magazine | Time Traveler | Tall Wall Space | October 2017

KROQ Local | Time Traveler at University of La Verne | October 2017

University of La Verne | Rotem Reshef | Time Traveler | September 2017

Israeli Art in Los Angeles

America Israel Cultural Foundation

Studio Visit Volume #37 | 2017

Studio Visit Volume #35 | 2016

Where Have I Been Today | 2015

Dumbo Feather | Rotem Reshef Paints With an Open Heart | October 2014

Arte Laguna Prize, Business for Art Prize | 2010

Haaretz | Orange Sunset | Rotem Reshef's solo exhibition | September 2009​

 

CATALOGUES

A Heartfelt Event 2020

Unraveling Earth 2020

MomDadMe 2019

Arcadia 2019

Spectrum 2018

Intervals 2018

Time Traveler Part II: Compass 2018

Time Traveler 2017

Control | Release 2016

Imprints 2016

Breadths of Spirit 2010

Orange Sunset 2009