Artists

Larry Abramson

Available Work

Work

Exhibitions at GG

2016
Chovevei Zion
March 10, 2016 - April 9, 2016
2013
Symptoms
November 21, 2013 - December 21, 2013
2012
1967
June 5, 2012 - July 7, 2012
2007
Recent Paintings 2004-2007
October 2007
2019
Brass Tacks, Buttons
October 31, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Studio Visit

Biography

Larry Abramson talks about his work - Zoreach/Gorea
Studio Visit // August 2018
Born in South Africa, 1954
Immigrated to Israel, 1961
Lives and works in Tel Aviv

Education

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 School, Shenkar College, Ramat Gan

2013

Guest lecturer, Faculty of Design, HAW University, Hamburg

2013-2016

Head of Multidisciplinary Art School, Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Ramat Gan

2019

Guest lecturer, École supérieuredes beaux-arts de Nîmes

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 (cat.)

2018

VOLTA NY, with Gordon Gallery

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, Jerusalem

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

2014

Das Kleine Blumenbuch, Circle1, Berlin

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 Gordon

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 Armon

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

Art Books

2018

The Painter is a Spy, Tel Aviv: Kibbutz Meuhad