About

Orit Hofshi (born in 1959, Kibbutz Matzuva, Israel)
Lives and works in Herzliya, Israel.

Hofshi received her MA in Arts from Leeds University, UK following her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where she majored in painting and printmaking (1986-1990) and her studies at The NB Haifa School of Design (1980-1985).

Orit practice has for many years focused on printmaking, works on paper, installations, and woodcutting as her primary mediator. Concerned with the past/present political realities, Orit imagery projects the perception of one self in relation to natural and manmade topographies and investigates broader personal and social narratives. She has exhibited widely in Israel, Europe and the United States including The Tel Aviv Art Museum, Israel; Israel Museum Jerusalem; Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Contemporary Art Collection of the German Bundestag in The Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany; Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Haifa Museum of Art, Israel; The Open Museum, Israel; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; Swarthmore College, PA, USA; Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina, USA; Philagrafika 2010: “The Graphic Unconscious” PAFA Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA ; International Print Center, New York, USA and The Royal Academy, London, England.

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Orit Hofshi (born in 1959, Kibbutz Matzuva, Israel)
Lives and works in Herzliya, Israel.

EDUCATION

1998-2002 MA, University of Leeds – Bretton Hall College, Leeds, UK
1986-1990 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. PA, USA
1981-1985 The NB Haifa School of Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Crossing, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Slovakia
2017 Innuendo, The Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel
2016 Beacon, Zemack Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015 Changing Perspectives- The Epoch of Space, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
2015 Time out of Mind, Hoch+Partner, Leipzig, Germany
2013 Cessation, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2012 Pharos, Locks gallery, Philadelphia, PA,
2011 Resilience, List gallery, Swarthmore College, PA, (catalogue)
2010 Ephemeral Passage, The Open Museum, Omer Industrial Parks (catalogue)
2009 Ephemeral Passage, The Open Museum, Tefen and Omer Industrial Parks (catalogue)
2009 If the Tread is an Echo, Gallery 39, Tel Aviv
2008 The Road Not Taken, The Print Center, Philadelphia
2008 The Geography of Time, The Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design, Haifa, Israel
2006 The Disenchanted Forest, Anna Ticho House –The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (catalogue), Israel
2006 Datum, traveling show in The Czech Republic
2006 Kairos, Braverman By Art Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 Datum Collectanea, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (catalogue), Israel
2000 Golconda Fine Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel
2000 Stephan Gang Gallery, New York,US
2000 New Artists’ Community Gallery, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
1996 New Artists’ Community Gallery, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
1994 479 Gallery, New York, US
1993 Portraits of My People, The Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, US
1991 479 Gallery, Philadelphia, US

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 In the Body of the Wood, winners of The Jacob Pins Prize for an Israeli Graphic Artist
2017 Corpus, Mens et Anima, SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2017, NY, Cade Tompkins Projects
2016 The Black Art, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016 Fall 2016 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
2016 All That Remains, The Artists House TLV, Tel Aviv
2015 Not Distant Land, contemporary art collection of the German Bundestag in The Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany
2015 IMPRESS. Druckgrafische Symposien des BBK LEIPZIG, Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig, Germany
2015 Salon Hacubia 2015, The Cube Gallery, Hacubia Place for Art, Jerusalem
2014 Along the Lines of Imagination, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2014 This Is Not a Dream, American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh
2013 Traces V – Beyond Paper, The 5th Biennale for Drawing in Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
2013 URRA Project, Galeria del Infinito, Recoleta, Buenos Aires
2013 The Philadelphia Story: Contemporary Figurative Art, Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina
2013 Souvenirs, featuring works by Leonardo Drew, Hilary Berseth, Pat Steir, Orit Hofshi, Marcus Harvey, Markus Draper, Zhang Xiaoxia, and Robert Rahway Zakanitch, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia,
2012 Encounters in Munch’s Space, Curator: Irit Hadar Curator of Prints and Drawings, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2012 Tectonic Faults: Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Bet mani, Tel Aviv
2012 VON KAISERBLAU BIS LUXUSSCHWARZ (From Imperial Blue to de Luxe Black), at Radierverein (etchers’ association), München
2012 Structuring Nature, Joy Pratt Markham Gallery Curator: Andrea Packard, Walton Art Center, AK
2011 New on Paper: Recent Acquisitions in the Prints and Drawings Collection. Curator: Meira Perry-Lehmann, Michael Bromberg Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2011 Escape, The Artist House, Tel Aviv
2011 Discount Bank Selected Print Portfolio, The Gottesman Etching Center – Kibbutz Cabri, Israel
2011 Basis– Dialogue Between Cultures, Artists from Arab and Jewish sectors, The House of Culture & Art, Nazareth, Israel
2010 Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, PAFA Arts Museum, Philadelphia: Kiki Smith, Pepón Osorio , Mark Bradford, Christiane Baumgartner, Qiu Zhijie & Tromarama ( catalog)
2010 Matrika, The Kupferman House, Israel
2010 Caught in the Thicket, IV Biennale for Drawing, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem (catalogue)
2010 Summer Surprises, integrates post-war art from the permanent collection with major recent acquisitions. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia. Curators: Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art & Robert Cozzolino, Curator of Modern Art
2010 Von Kaiserblau bis Luxusschwarz, Deutsche Bank, Leipzig , Germany
2009 Images from North Mayo, The Courthouse Gallery, Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland
2009 Drawing Violence, 5 Place 4 Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008 Leipziger Grafikbörse and Sächsisches Druckgrafik Symposion, Leipzig, Germany
2007 Traces III: The Third Biennale for Drawing in Israel, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem (catalogue), Israel
2007 One and All, The Jerusalem Artists’ House and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (catalogue), Israel
2007 Desert Generation: 40 Years of Occupation, 1967-2007,” Ha’Kibbutz Israeli Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007 Winners of the Minister of Science, Culture and Sport Prize for Art, 2006, Petach Tikva Museum of Art (catalogue)
2006 Disengagement, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2006 Land Escape: Art Visions Beyond Boundaries, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, US
2005 On the Banks of The Yarkon, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (catalogue), Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 79th International Printmaking Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, US
2005 International Print Center, New York, US
2003 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (catalogue), England
2003 International Print Center, New York, US
2003 Kubus Städtische Galerie, Hanover, Germany
2002 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2002 International Print Triennial, “Bridge to the Future,” Graz, Austria
2000 International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland; Nuremberg, Germany (catalogue)
1999 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
1998 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
1995 Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel
1993 International Art Miami, Miami, US
1993 USArtists, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1993 Art Chicago: International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art, Chicago
1992 USArtists, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

PRIZES & GRANTS

2016 Fall 2016 Artist-in-Residence – McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC, USA
2016 Pais Grant- Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Art- for One Person Museum Show
2013 URRA Project, the fourth edition of the Art Residency in Buenos Aires
2011 From The William J. Cooper Foundation grant *Cooper Series Excellence in Arts and Letters
2010 Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Prizes in Art and Design for 2010: Jacob Pins Award for Distinguished Israeli Printmaking Artist
2010 Distinguished Alumni Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
2010 Artist in Residency, USC, JAI, LA/TA Partnership, Los Angeles
2010 Philagrafika 2010: Invitational Signature Print, including artists: Oscar Muñoz, Regina Silveira, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Francesc Ruiz, Eric Avery, Enrique Chagoya.
2010 Discount Bank Selected Print Portfolio, The Gottesman Etching Center – Kibbutz Cabri, Israel
2008 Künstlerhaus Hohenossig Printmaking Residency, Leipzig, Germany
2006 Minister of Science and Culture Prize for out standing in Contemporary Israeli Art.
2005 Art on Paper Award, 79th Annual International Competition of Printmaking, The Print Center, Philadelphia
2004 Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Residency in Ballycastle North Mayo, Ireland
1990 The P.A.F.A. Alumni Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1990 The Frances D. Bergman Memorial Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1990 The M. Caplan Klienbard Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1990 The Philadelphia Mayor’s Award
1989 The Charles Toppan Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1989 The Charles R. Weiner Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1989 The Cecilia Beaux Memorial Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,Philadelphia
1989 The Louise and Estelle Pearson Memorial Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1989 The William Emllen Cresson Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1989 The Gundaker Foundation of Rotary Tuition Grant
1989 First Prize in Print Competition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

COLLECTIONS

Kunstsammlung im Deutschen Bundestag, art collection of the German Bundestag, Berlin
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts museum, Philadelphia
The Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA
The Open Museum, Tefen
Israeli Art Collection, Discount Bank, Tel Aviv
Petach Tikva Museum of Art
Haifa Museum of Art
Museum of Art, Ein Harod
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastl North Mayo, Ireland
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship, Philadelphia
Paul J. Gutman Library, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia P.A

TEACHING POSITIONS

2010 Current Senior Lecturer & Head of printing, the Multidisciplinary Art School, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
2001 Current Lecturer, Visual Communication Dept. Shenkar College of
2001 – 2011 Lecturer, Visual communication Department, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon
1994 – 2011 Lecturer, Visual communication Department, the Neri Bloomfield Haifa School of Design, Haifa

GUEST LECTURER AND VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM

2017 Keynote Speaker, International Printmaking Conference #1CY-GR, Nicosia, Cyprus
2017 Artist Talk, Upon this Bank and Shoal of Time, The Jerusalem Print Work Shop
2016 Guest lecturer, MFA Studio Critique, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
2016 Roman J. Witt Visiting Artists, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, USA
2015 Guest lecturer, AFAD, The Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 Guest Lecturer, MFA Studio Critique, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
2015 Guest Lecturer, Sunny Purchase College, SUNY, NY, USA
2015 Guest Lecturer, MFA Studio Critique, Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2013 Guest Lecturer, URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2012 Advanced Studio Critique, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado, USA
2012 Guest Lecturer, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2011 Guest Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
2011 Guest Lecturer, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA
2010 Guest Lecturer, USC Roski School of Fine Arts, California, USA
2010 Guest Lecturer, Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Uzi Tzur, Release Hidden Spirits in the Wood, Galeria Haaretz, June 2017
East Contemporary Art, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum: Permanent Collection
Crossing Borders (Grüner Collection) + Orit Hofshi Crossing + Augustin/Peteraj, April 2017
Eitan Buganim, How did Jacob Pins Influenced Other Artists, Galeria Haaretz, April, 2017
Uzi Tzur, Scratch the Black Mirror, Galeria Haaretz, November 2016
Yona Fischer, 100 years of Israeli Art in Discount Bank Collection, Tel Aviv, September 2016
Andreas Kaernbach, Kristina Volke, Kunst im Deutschen Bundestag Kein fernes Land – Künstler aus Israel im Deutschen Bundestag, Deutscher Bundestag, Sekretariat des Kunstbeirates, Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, 2015
Irena Gordon, Undermined from Within Deconstruction in Printmaking, 100 Years in Printmaking in Israel, Jerusalem Print Workshop 2015
Angela Levine, Changing Perspectives at Haifa Museum of Art, Midnight East, May 2015
Meira Perry-Lehmann, Drawings & Prints from Israel Museum’s Collection. Israel Museum, Jerusalem p.208, 209, 2014
Dr. Tal Dekel-in the Catalogue: Tough & Tender P8 Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2014
Richard Noyce, Printmaking Off the Beaten Track, Bloomsbury, London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney. p. 81-83, 2013
Orit Hofshi – Upon this Bank & Shoal of Time / Print Time, The open Museum, Tefen, October 2013
Julia Villaro- Artistas de todas partes crean aqui`Clarin, October 2013
Leah Ollman – Review: Woodcuts and More by Israeli Artist Orit Hofshi at Shulamit, Los Angeles Times, June 21 2013
Scarlet Cheng – Editorial Previews, Orit Hofshi, Shulamit Gallery, Venice CA, ArtSceneCal, June 2013
Alumni Stories – PAFA Stories of Success, Accomplishment and Passion, Preview PAFA, Autumn 2012
Angela Levine – Lightening up Edvard Munch- Israeli Artists Share His Space, Midnight East, August 2012
Irith Hadar – Exhibition Covering Fifty Years of Edvard Munch’s Prints on View at the Tel Aviv Museum, ArtDaily.com, 2012
Galya Yahav – Encounters in Edvard Munch’s Space, Haaretz, July 2012 [In Hebrew]
Edith Newhall – See Hofshi, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2012
Amze Emmons – Orit Hofshi at Locks Gallery, Printeresting.org, March 2012
Marilyn MacGregor – Orit Hofshi’s ‘Pharos’ at Locks Gallery: A Novel Unfolding in her Mind, Broad Street Review, March 2012
Charles Schultz, A Matrix You Can Move In: Prints and Installation Art, Art in Print Magazine, Vol 1 Nom 3, September October 2011
Andrea Packard, Realism and Resilience in the Art of Orit Hofshi, The List gallery, 2011
Ed. Nava Miliken, The Israel Museum Journal, Selected Acquisitions, Vol. XXIX : Summer 2011
Niza Perry, Escape, August 2011
Julien Robson, Transforming the Known into the New: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Philagrafika 2010, The Graphic Unconscious, © 2011 Philagrafika, (Philadelphia, PA, 2011)
Anne Sassoon, German Expressions in Galilee, Jerusalem Report, 25 April 2011
Tamar Manor-Friedman , Traces IV Caught in the Thicket, Jerusalem Artists’ House, Dec 2010
Faye Hirsch, Philagrafika 2010, Art in America Magazine, April issue 2010
Mara Hoberman, Critic’s Picks: The Graphic Unconscious, ArtForum Magazine,www.artfotum.com, 18 February 2010. –
Ken Johnson, What Is Printmaking Today? Philadelphia Dares to Ask, The NY Times, 5 February 2010.
Gigi Lamm, Alumni Spotlight: Orit Hofshi returns to PAFA for Philagrafika 2010, Preview spring/summer 2010.
Deborah, Ripley, Paper Chase, Artnet Magazine, www.artnet.com, 9 February 2010.
Smadar, Sheffi, When the Flawed Becomes Exquisite, Haaretz, 16 July. 2010[in Hebrew].
Edward J. Sozansky, Art: Philagrafika: Varied Impressions, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 February 2010.
Heidi J. Gleit, Editor, Carved in Wood, ERETZ 121 Magazine, (Tel Aviv: September 2009 ).
Orit Hofshi, Vis Vitalis, 2007, in: Avigdor Shinan, Pirke Avot – A New Israeli Commentary (Jerusalem: Avi Hay Foundation and Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009).
Patrick T. Murphy, The Situations of Orit Hofshi, Orit Hofshi Ephemeral Passage, (The open Museum Tefen Industrial Park, 2009).
Ruthi Ofek, Tree, Wood, and Man in Orit Hofshi’s Work, Orit Hofshi Ephemeral Passage, (The open Museum Tefen Industrial Park, 2009).
Ruthi Ofek, Meira Perry-Lehmann, In Focus-Artist, The Bigger Picture, Printmaking Today, Vol 18 No 4 WINTER 2009 (London: Cello Press Ltd, 2009).
Timna seligman, Two Conversations with Orit Hofshi, Orit Hofshi Ephemeral Passage, (The open Museum Tefen Industrial Park, 2009).
José Roca, Interview: Orit Hofshi, Philagrafika: Blog, www.philagrafika.org, 9 March 2009.
Smadar Sheffi, In the Forests: Orit Hofshi Ephemera Passage, Haaretz, 30 October 2009.
Michael Meinhard, Grafische Renaissance, Leipziger Volkszeitung, 26 Nov. 2008.
José Roca, 5th Annual New Prints Review – Orit Hofshi, Art on Paper, vol. 13 (Nov.-Dec. 2008).
Emily D. Bilski, Timna Seligman, Avigdor Shinan, One and All in Science, Society, Art and Jewish Culture (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing, 2007) [in Hebrew]. – Karin Hizkiya (ed.), Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Prize for Art and Design 2006, exhibition cat. (Petach Tikva: Petach Tikva Museum of Art, 2007) [in Hebrew].
Dana Gilerman, Qassam Rockets in Petach Tikva: Minister of Science, Culture and Sport Prize for Art and Design 2006, Haaretz, 25 Jan. 2007 [in Hebrew].
Dalia Manor, Traces III: The Third Drawing Biennial in Israel, exhibition cat. (Jerusalem: The Artists House, 2007).
Timna Seligman, The Disenchanted Forest: Orit Hofshi & Nogah Engler, exhibition cat. (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2007).
Atira Winchester, A Women’s Work, The Jerusalem Post, 7 Dec. 2007.
Nili Goren, Disengagement, Maarav Online Magazine, www.maarav.com, 3 March 2006 [in Hebrew].
Smadar Sheffi, Forest Time, Haaretz, 16 Dec. 2006[in Hebrew].
Blanka Poláková, Orit Hofshi, Atélier: Fortnightly Journal of Contemporary Art, no. 22 (Nov. 2006).
Uzi Tzur, Kairos: Orit Hofshi, Haaretz, 24 Feb. 2006 [in Hebrew]. – Judith B. Hecker, “Juror’s Statement,” 79th Annual International Competition: Printmaking (Philadelphia, PA: The Print Center, 2005).
Dan Miller, The Woodcut: Meaning and Mission, Orit Hofshi (Tel Aviv: Self Edition, 2005).
Meira Perry-Lehmann, Size Also Matters: The Works of Orit Hofshi, Orit Hofshi (Tel Aviv: Self Edition, 2005).
Smadar Sheffi , Knocking on a Closed Door, Haaretz, 15 July 2005 [in Hebrew].
Varda Steinlauf, On the Banks of the Yarkon: The Yarkon River in Israeli Art, exhibition cat. (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2005).
Uzi Tzur, Satellite Cities, Haaretz, 24 July 2005 [in Hebrew].
Marie Fowler, Mainly Art: Turning an Office Complex into a Temple of the Arts, Main Line Times,12 April 2004.
Frederick Cumming, Royal Academy Illustrated 2003, A Selection from the 235th Summer Exhibition (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2003).
Richard Dorment, A Big, Fat Yawn, The Daily Telegraph, 16 June 2003.
Faye Hirsch, Print Play: New Prints Spring 2003 (New York: International Print Center New York, 2003).
Skulicz Witold, Bridge to the Future, International Print Triennial 2000 (Krakow: Drukamia Skleniaz, 2000).
Edward J. Sozansky, Orit Hofshi: Portraits of my People, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 May 1993.
Rita Rosen, Orit Hofshi: Portraits of my People, Jewish Exponent, 25 June 1993.
Andrew Mangravite, Venice Askew; Definity Group, Welcomat, 12 June 1991.
Robin Rice, Good Woods, City Paper, 20 June 1991.
Maria Gallagher, A Brush with a Real World, Daily News, 6 May 1990.

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Chronicle, 2016