Tal Amitai-Lavi

Tal Amitai-Lavi (born in Israel, 1969) is a multidisciplinary artist, engaging in painting, drawing, sculpting and installation work. She graduated cum laude from the Hamidrsha- Faculty of Arts, Beit Berl College in 1994, and got her B.A. (cum laude) from the Multidisciplinary Program of the Arts, Tel Aviv University in 2001. She has an MFA in Creative Arts from the University of Haifa.

Amitai-lavi had exhibited several solo shows among are "We are a Bound Family" (The Kibbutz Art Galery, Tel Aviv, 1996); "Aleph for Ohel [tent] / Bet for Bayit [house]" (Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2001); "(temporary) Happiness" (Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004) ; "Light Construction"  (Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2014); Green on the Outside Red on the Inside (Basis Gallery, Herzliya, 2017). 

She had participated in various group exhibitions in major galleries and museums in Israel, among them The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv museum; Haifa Museum; Petah-Tikva museum; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. She has shown her work in prominent venues abroad  in Germany, New York, London etc. Recently, she was selected to be a finalist in "Arte Laguna Prize", Arsenale, Venice.

Amitai-Lavi's work is straddling on the boundary between two-dimensional and three-dimensional. It is characterized by love of craftsmanship, sensitivity to details and an exploration of unusual materials.

In her recent works Tal Amitai-Lavi shows images that mark out elusive spaces of emptiness and fullness. Through a variety of methods and different materials such as sewing thread, soda powder, suction cups, nylon strings, plasticine etc., she creates worlds whose foundations are fragile and disintegrating. These worlds seemingly materialize from concrete images yet they create a disturbing mental atmosphere. Her unique work succeed to transcends the private case and addresses universal values with which any viewer may identify. 

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Tal Amitai-Lavi