Sharona Eliassaf

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
The Dead See
Presenting Zdorse
Interview with the Peacock Lady
Artist's Statement

I am motivated to investigate questions about representational painting . History of painting and subjects that appeal to me such as artificial light, phenomena and the relationship of painting to social change are subjects that concern me in my work
Because of my interest to reference media and phenomena, in the process of my work I approach the painting as if it was a stage set of a performance . Like in a production of a stage or a film I build up moments by choreographing values of light and dark, by creating tensions and generating new ideas by reconfiguring what looks familiar. I find that in the process of my painting I keep questioning many dual situations and how they interact with each other in space, form and time. Usually each painting leads to the next and build up a body of work that makes me question in the end of what is fake and what is real .

Born 1980 Israeli/American
Education :
2011 School of Visual Arts, New York, M.F.A, Fine arts
2004 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem , Israel ,B.F.A , Fine arts
Awards and Grants :
2010 School Of Visual Arts, MFA Fine Arts Assistantship award, New York, NY
2004 America-Israel culture Foundation, Sharet foundation scholarship award for Painting, Tel Aviv, Israel
2003 The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel foundation endowment fund, Jerusalem, Israel
Bibliography :
2010 Simons, Hannah, “June member’s Roundup-the best of the network”, Art
Review, June 10 2010