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Maya Cohen Levy


Born in Tel Aviv, 1955
Studied art at the Kalisher School of Art, Tel Aviv, and philosophy at Tel Aviv University
Teaching experience includes Kalisher School of Art, Tel Aviv, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Holon Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University.
Lives and works in Tel Aviv

 
Selected Solo Exhibitions


2014 - "Tracks and Shadows", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv (catalogue) 
2013 - "My Heart is in the East", Wilfred Museum, Hazorea (catalogue) 
2012 - "Sights", Gordon Gallery, Tel aviv
2011 -  "Angel in Venice", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 – "Sedek" (Crack), Artists Studios, Tel Aviv; curator: Vered Zafran Gani 
           (catalogue)
        – Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv (catalogue)
        – "Twilight: Urban Landscapes, Tel Aviv," The Genia Schreiber University Art
            Gallery, Tel Aviv University; curator: Mordechai Omer (catalogue)
2008 – "Beneath the Surface," December Gallery, Berlin
2006 – "Slits," HaTzuk Gallery, Netanya; curator: Monica Lavi
2005 – "Towers," Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (catalogue)
2004 – "Poles, Towers, Bridges," Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv (catalogue)
2003 – "Pools 2003," National Maritime Museum, Haifa
        – "Looking Through the Shadows," Villa Waldberta, Munich
2002 – "Islamic Ornaments, Trees and One Additional Work," Alon Segev Gallery, 
            Tel Aviv
2000 – "Pools," Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Varda Steinlauf (catalogue)
1999 – "Palm Tree Trunks," Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery and Kiryat Tivon 
            Memorial Center; curators: Ada Naamani and Esty Reshef (catalogue)
1998 – "Landscape, No Landscape," Oranim Academic College Gallery,
            Kiryat Tivon; curatorial studies class, instructor:  David Wakstein 
            (catalogue)
        – "Dvarim," Sara Levy Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 – "Palm Tree Trunks," Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1994 – Installation, Office in Tel Aviv Gallery
1993 – "Thatch and Honeycomb," The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; 
            curator: Meira Perry Lehman (catalogue)
        – "Sunflower Heart," Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv (catalogue)
1991 – "Paintings (Sukkot)," Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1989 – "Paintings," Sara Levy Gallery, Tel Aviv
1988 – "Paintings," Rap Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Eitan Hilel
1985 – "Paintings," Ehad Ha'am 90 Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Ami Steinitz
        – Debel Gallery, Jerusalem
1984 – Debel Gallery, Jerusalem
1983 – Horace Richter Gallery, Jaffa


Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2010 - "Drawing Biennale", The Jerusalem Artists House, curator: Tamar Manor-           Fridaman
2010 - "Matrika", Kuperman Gallery, curator: Irit Carmon Popper
2008 – "My Turn,” HaTzuk Gallery, Netanya; curator: Monica Lavi (catalogue)
         – "Van Gogh in Tel Aviv," Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv; curator: Carmela Rubin 
            (catalogue)
         – "Compassion and Rage," Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Ronit Yedaya
         – "Souvenirs," University Art Gallery, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 
             Be’er Sheba (catalogue)
         – "Rare Medium," Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; curator: Ruti Sela 
            (catalogue)
         – "Plants," Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
         – "2009: Tel Aviv Time," Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Nili Goren 
            (catalogue)
         – "Last Edition," University Art Gallery, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 
             Be'er Sheba (catalogue)
2007  – "Independence Park," Artists House, Tel Aviv; curator: Mordechai Geldman
         – "CT Fish," Ha’Kibbutz Israeli Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Dalya Markovich 
             (catalogue)
         – "Moods and Modes in Israeli Photography," Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 
             curator: Nili Goren
2006  – "Double Exposure: Middle Eastern Rooftops," Makor Gallery, New York; 
             curator: Carmela Yaakobi Walke
         – "Disengagement," Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Nili Goren (catalogue)
         – "Recipients of the Culture and Education Ministry Award," 
             The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; curator: Amitai Mendelson (catalogue)
2005  – "On the Banks of the Yarkon," Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 
             curator: Varda Steinlauf (catalogue)
         – "Little Red Riding Hood," DotFiftyOne Gallery, Miami, Florida
         – "10 Jahre Atelierhaus," Sektor Panzerhalle, Berlin (catalogue)
2004  – "The 1980s in Israeli Art," Oranim Academic College Gallery, Kiryat Tivon
2003  – "Thou Shalt Make," Time for Art, Tel Aviv; curator: Gideon Ofrat (catalogue)
         – "Israeli Contemporary," Robert Sandelson Gallery, London (catalogue)
         – "Concealed and Revealed," Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, 
             Jerusalem; curator: Naftali Glicksberg (catalogue)
2002  – "Sign of Painting," Haifa Museum of Art; curator: Daniela Talmor (catalogue)
         – "Vision and Memory" (Israel-Germany, part II), Herzliya Artists Center;
             curator: Hannelore Hoffner
2001  – "World Order: Maya Cohen Levy and Yadid Rubin," University Art Gallery, 
             Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheba, curatorial studies class;
             instructor: Haim Maor
         – "Exhibition 28: New Prints," Jerusalem Print Workshop; 
             curators: Irena Gordon and Arie Kilemnik
2000  – "Vision and Memory," (Israel-Germany, part I), Sektor Panzerhalle, Berlin; 
             curator: Hanne-Laura Hoffner (catalogue)
1999  – "Vision of Light – A Century of Watercolor in Israel," The Israel Museum, 
             Jerusalem;  curator: Meira Perry Lehman (catalogue)
1998  – "Women Artists in Israeli Art," Haifa Art Museum; curator: Ilana Teicher 
             (catalogue)
         – "Friendly Triangle: Pesach Slovoski, Mordechai Geldman, Maya Chen Levy," 
             The Rachel and Israel Pollak Gallery, Kalisher 5, Tel Aviv; 
             curator: Mordechai Geldman
         – "Contemporary Art in Israel," Kulturzentrum bel den Minoriten, Graz, 
             Austria; curator: Arie Weiss
1995  – "My Heart Is in the East," Pyramid Gallery, Haifa; curator: Avraham Eilat
1994  – "Unity," Artists House, Tel Aviv; curator: Mordechai Geldman (catalogue)
         – "Adama," Abraham Goodman Gallery, New York (catalogue)
1993  – "Determined Image," Haifa Museum of Art; curator: Georgette Blaya
1991  – "Recipients of the Young Artist Award," Tel Aviv Museum of Art (catalogue)
         – "Present-Absent: The Empty Chair in Israeli Art" 
             Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Mordechai Omer 
             (catalogue)
1990  – The Sculpture Biennale, Ein Hod; curator: Meir Aharonson
         – "The Column in Contemporary Israeli Sculpture," 
             The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv;
             curator: Mordechai Omer (catalogue)
1989  – "Three-Dimensional Objectivity," Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan;
             curator: Meir Aharonson (catalogue)
1988  – "Israeli Art," traveling exhibition, USA; curator: Mary Evangelista 
             (catalogue)
1987  – "Large Format," Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan;
             curator: Meir Aharonson (catalogue)
1985  – "Eighty Years of Israeli Sculpture," Debel Gallery, Jerusalem
         – "Drawings," Ehad Ha'am 90 Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Ami Steinitz
1982  – "Singers–Pigs," Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv


Books

– Admiel Kosman, Proscribed Prayers, Seventy-One New Poems, 
  with works of sculpture by Maya Cohen Levy 
   (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007)
– Admiel Kosman, Poems, with color paintings by Maya Cohen Levy 
  (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004)
– Angela Dauber, Munchen-Baghdad, with peeled photographs 
  by Maya Cohen Levy  (Munich: E-Podium, 2004)
– Dorit Peleg, Maya Cohen Levy, Two Stories (Tel Aviv: Even Hoshen, 1999)
– Dorit Peleg, A Chinese Drawing, with paintings by Maya Cohen Levy
  (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997)


Scholarships and Awards

2008  – The Janet and George Japin Prize, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
         – The Michel Kiko´ne Prize, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University
2005  – Israeli Culture and Education Ministry Award
2004  – Dan Sandel Sculpture Award, Tel Aviv Museum
         – IDB Award, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1993  – America-Israel Cultural Foundation Foreign Study Grant (China)
1991  – Young Artist Prize
1989–1991 – America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize for a Young Artist


Collections

Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Haifa Museum of Art
The Jewish Museum, New York
Ha’aretz Art Collection
Public and private collections in Israel and abroad
 






























































 

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