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Larry Abramson talks about his work - Zoreach/Gorea


Born in South Africa, 1954
Immigrated to Israel, 1961
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
1973   Studied Foundation Course, Chelsea School of Art, London
1975-1986  Printer and Curator of Exhibitions, Jerusalem Print Workshop
1984-2002  Taught at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1992-1999  Chairman of Fine Art Department and Head of Bezalel Program for Young Artists – 
  Master of Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2000, 2003 Guest Professor, San Francisco Art Institute
Since 2002  Professor of Art at the Multidisciplinary Art Department, Shenkar College, Ramat Gan
2013          Guest lecturer, Faculty of Design, HAW University, Hamburg
2013-2016  Head of Multidisciplinary Art School, Shenkar College ofEngineering, Design and Art, 
                Ramat Gan 
Selected Solo Exhibitions


1975  The Little Gallery, Jerusalem 
1977  Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv
1978  Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York 
Russ Gallery, Tel Aviv
1979  "Black Squares", Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem 
1980  "The Yellow Square", Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
1983  Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
1986  "Nevo", Aika Brown Gallery, Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem
1987  Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv
1989  Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1990  Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993  "Coincidences", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1994  "Coincidences", Galerie Hubertus Wunschik, Dusseldorf 
"Carobglyphics", Gallery of the Art Institute, Oranim
1995  "tsooba", Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996  "Giornata", Noga Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1998  "ShalomShalom", Noga Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1999  "Impression", Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco
2001  "Eventus Nocturnus", Haifa Museum of Art 
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
2003 "1906", Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
2004  "The Rose of Jericho", Jerusalem Print Workshop
2005  "Searching for the Ideal City", Magnes Museum, Berkeley     
"The Pile", Felix Nussbaum Haus, Osnabrueck, and Ein Harod Museum of Art 
"The Syrian-African Fault", Beit Gavriel, Kinneret
2006  "Mini Israel", 70 Models, 45 Artists, One Space - an exhibition by Larry Abramson, 
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2007  "Recent Paintings", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv 
2010  "Larry Abramson: Paintings 1975-2010", Tel Aviv Museum of Art (cat.)
2011  "Waxing/Waning", Peres Center for Peace, Jaffa
2012 "1967", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Spies", Gallery of the Art Institute, Oranim
2013 "Symptoms", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014 "Das Kleine Blumenbuch", Circle1, Berlin
2016 "Chovevei Zion, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Botany", Jerusalem print workshop (cat.)

                  "Spy" Apter-Barrer Gallery, Ma’alot-Tarshicha; Curator: Noga Migdal (catalogue) 

Selected Group Exhibitions


1979 "News I", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1980 "Lines into Drawing", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1981 "A Turning Point", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1983 Sao Paulo Biennale of Art
1984 "Flesh and Blood", Jerusalem Theatre, Ben Gurion University, Herzliya Museum        
"Two Years - Qualities Accumulated", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1985 "El Mithos Lelo El", Artists' House, Jerusalem 
1986 "Territories of Colour", Israeli Pavilion, Venice Biennale 
"Art - Israel, the 1980's", Richard Green Gallery, New York 
1988 "Fresh Paint: The Younger Generation in Israeli Art", Tel Aviv Museum of Art            
"It's Possible - Israeli-Palestinian Exhibition", Cooper Union Gallery, New York 
"Artists for Human Rights", Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1990 "The Art of Description", Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
"1990", Ein Harod Museum of Art
1991 "Israeli Art Now", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1992 "Routes of Wandering", Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
"Einblicke-Ausblicke", Leipzig Opera House 
"Works on Paper from the 70's", Artifact Gallery, Jaffa 
"Dreams 1 and 2", Mary Fawzi Gallery, Jaffa
1993 "Subtropical - Between Figuration and Abstraction", Tel Aviv Museum of Art 
"Locus - Contemporary Art from Israel", Fisher Gallery, University of 
Southern California, Los Angeles
1994 "Separate Worlds", Tel Aviv Museum of Art 
"The Printer's Imprint - Twenty Years of the Jerusalem Print Workshop", 
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1995 "Preview from the Rita and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art", Israel Museum, 
1997 "Sharing Jerusalem - Two Capitals for Two States", Al-Wasiti Art Center, Jerusalem 
"400 Years of Art and Anatomy", Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
1998 "To the East - Orientalism in the Arts in Israel", Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
"Kol Anot - Biblical Motives in Israeli Art, 1970-1998", Artists' House, Tel Aviv  
"Reflections of Monet", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
1999 "Tales of the Sands - Contemporary Israeli Art", Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburg
"Artfocus", Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem 
"4 Kunstler aus Jerusalem", P.C.C. Kunstraum, Weimar
2000 "1:1", Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco 
"Sun", Tel Aviv Museum of Art 
"Contemporary Landscape from Israel", Trondhjems Kunstforening and Museum 
of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Norway
2001 "Love at First Sight – The Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art", 
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
"A Common Thread – Artists Tribute to Moshe Kupferman", Artspace 
Gallery, Jerusalem
2002 "Imagine – 300 Artists for Co-existence", Umm El Fahem Gallery 
"35 Israeli and Palestinian Artists against the Occupation and for a Common 
Tomorrow", Hagar Gallery, Jaffa, Artists House and Al-Wasiti Art Center, Jerusalem 
"The Return to Zion: Beyond the Principle of Place", Zman Le’Omanut, Tel Aviv
2003 "Ruins Revisited – The Image of the Ruin in Israel 1803-2003", Zman Le’Omanut, 
Tel Aviv
2004 "A Point of View", Tel Aviv Museum of Art 
"Branded Landscapes", Ben Gurion University, Be'er Sheva 
"First Flowers of Israeli Art", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2005 "The New Hebrews – A Century of Art in Israel", Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 
"Espacios Comunes", Foundation Tres Culturas, Pabellon Hassan II, Sevilla 
"Prints and Artists' Books from the Jerusalem Print Workshop", Widener Gallery, 
Trinity College, Hartford
2006 "Etchings from the Brain", Israel Museum, Jerusalem                      
2007 "Visiting Kupferman", Kupferman Collection Museum, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot "On 
a Small Scale", Jerusalem Print Workshop  
"Desert Generation – Israeli and Palestinian Artists against 
the Occupation", Artists' House, Jerusalem, Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Meneer 
deWit Gallery, Amsterdam and Gallery of Metropolitan University, Manchester. 

2008       "Checkpost: the 80’s in Israeli Art", Haifa Museum of Art, curator: Ilana 

Tennenbaum (cat.)

"The Hidden Trace: Jewish Paths through Modernity", Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, 

Osnabrueck, curator: Inge Jaehner (cat.)

"Art of the State: Contemporary Photography and Video Art from Israel", Jewish 
Historical Museum, Amsterdam; CC De Werft - De Halle, Geel; De Garage, 
Cultuurcentrum, Mechelen, curator: Edward Van Voolen
"Near and Apparent: Connections and Contexts from the Benno Kalev Collection", 
The Open Museum Tefen
Industrial PArka, curator: Benno Kalev (cat.)
"Rare Medium", Center of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (cat.)
2009 "Landsc®ape", Petach Tikva Museum; curator: Sigal Barkai
"Nature Nation", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, curator: Raphie Etgar (cat.)
"Special Edition: The Newspaper as Raw Material in Israeli Art", Ben Gurion 
University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, curators: Haim Maor and students (cat.)
"Family Traces", Israel Museum, curator: Tami Manor-Friedman
2010 "More than One", Jerusalem Print Workshop; Curators: Arik Kilemnik and Irena 
"Nachbarn", Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, curator: Reviva Regev (catalogue)
"Traces IV – Caught in the Thicket", Fourth Biennale for Drawing, Jerusalem Artists 
House, curator: Tamar Manor-Friedman (cat.)
2011 "On the Cloud’s Edge", ALMA Home for Hebrew Culture, Tel Aviv; curator: Elad 
"The Museum Presents Itself: Israeli Art from the Museum Collection", Tel Aviv 
Museum of Art, curator: Ellen Ginton
2012 "After", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Shlomit Breuer
"City of God", Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow
"The Absent Body: Body Imagery between Judaism and Christianity in the Work 
of Eight Israeli Artists", Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv, curator: Irena Gordon (cat.)
"Vayaanunu", Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, curator: Ishai Menuchin (cat.)
2013 "Summer Exhibition", Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv
"Magia Naturalis: Israeli Artists Study Nature", p8 Gallery, Tel Aviv
        "Print Time" The Open Museum, Tefen Industrial Park; Curators: Ruthi Ofek, Irena Gordon
2014       "Under Erasure" Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Curator: Irith Hadar (cat.)
2015 "Summer Exhibition", Gordon Gallery, Tel aviv
       "Flora Palestina", Musrara – The New Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Avi Sabag 
       "Unprotected Zone", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; Curator: Raphie Etgar (cat.) 
2016         "Hamagdirim", Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"Take Painting" Petach Tikva museum of art

Selected Prizes and Awards 
1979 Kolliner Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
Young Artist Award, Culture and Art Council
1988 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award
1991 Jacques O’hana Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1993 Project Award, Ministry of Science and Arts
1998 Minister of Education and Culture Award 
2007 Mendel and Eva Pundik Prize for Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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