What brought you to Evanston?
I was born and grew up in Haifa, Israel. A divers city, living together in peace and co-existence Jews, Christians, Muslims and Bahai. When we moved to Chicagoland it was natural for me to choose Evanston as my new home. The city is vibrant and artsy, people are friendly and invited me to be part of the art community. The Evanston Art Center selected an exhibition I’ve curated for their wonderful space and through it I met new friends and artists. I was falling in love by this charming town with the most beautiful beaches on the lake, and a step from Chicago.
What is your medium?
In my work I combine photography with innovative digital art, installation and video art. I collect found objects in order to create new and useful items, transforming what’s been discarded into things of worth and beauty. Lately I returned to brushes and paints, and I’m working on a series of acrylics and colored pencils.
Describe your art, in a hundred words or less.
My art often is an expression of my social/political views, to call attention to cultural issues. My work as a documentary photographer and graphic designer has brought my images to the attention of the wider international and local community and media. I like to explore new materials and new media. I’m a fellow with the Jewish Art Salon New York. In recent years I exhibited at the HUC Museum NYC, in a continuing process of creating modern Jewish art.
What are you currently working on?
Currently I’m creating works for my solo exhibition at Wedge Projects, including installation, photography and video art.
Name one piece of art, by any artist, that blew your mind or otherwise inspired you.
Dinner Party by Judy Chicago. Permanent installation at the Brooklyn Museum New York.
I always created. It’s part of who I am. I believe that art can create a change and deliver ideas in a compelling way.