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Tamar Hirschl

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Civilization III (2009), mixed media and cast resin in Plexiglass aquarium, 12” x 20” x 9”
Untitled (2006), graphite on paper, 14.5”x 16.5”
Civilization VI (2005), mixed media and cast resin in glass aquarium, 8” x 8” x 6”
Reconstruction VII (2009), c-print, 8.5” x 11”
Untitled (Sitting Newspaper Deer) (2008), recycled paper, plaster, and acrylic paint on metal armature, 30" x 32" x 22"
Artist's Statement

Collage has always been a major element of my work, as it represents an archaeology of individual, intimate feelings. Exploring collage in greater depth through three dimensional works containing human and environmental elements in aquariums of cast acrylic resin, as well as paintings, drawings, and sculpture incorporating found and recycled materials, trash and other detritus, I continue to investigate the clash between the natural world and the manmade, as well the fragility of all animal life in the face of human intervention.

I’m interested in “artifacts” from consumerist culture, and our general indifference to where our trash comes from and what it becomes. By asking the viewer to interact with garbage in a different way, I’m initiating a conversation about the relationship of a disposable economy to the environment and to the practice and business of selling art.


born in Zagreb, Croatia
lives and works in New York

Lesley College, MA, Cambridge, MA, USA
The State College of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Tel Aviv Kalisher School of Art, Israel
Bezalel School of Art, Israel

Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA
Rogue Space Gallery, New York, NY
Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY

Mizel Museum, Denver, CO
White Box Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery 744, Newark, NJ
Nurture Art, New York, NY
SCOPE International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Sotheby's at HUC-JIC, New York, NY

Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) RedHead Project Space, New York, NY