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Miriam Cabessa was born in Morocco, raised in Israel, and has lived and worked in New York City since 2000. Her slow action painting has been internationally recognized since 1997 when she represented Israel at the Venice Biennale. Over the past two decades, she has abstained from using brushes, opting to make marks with objects and her body. Her imagery ranges from organic to mechanistic with surfaces that are both haptically handmade and digitally serene. Miriam has shown extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Israel.

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Education

1997-1998      Cultural Studies at Camera Obscura, Tel Aviv, Israel
1990-1992      Ha’Midrisha College of Art, Ramat-Ha’Sharon, Israel
1988-1989      Kalisher College of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
an•thro•pom•e•try, Jenn Singer Gallery, New York NY
Hands On, Dryansky Gallery, San Francisco CA
2014          
Painting Installation, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012          
Variations with Hands, Performance, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Miriam Cabessa//Performance, Rothschild 69, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011          
In Her Wake, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2010          
79, Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, New York NY
2009                      
Slow Motion Action Painting, Performance, Pulse Art Fair, New York NY
2008                      
Marking Time, Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery, New York NY
2007                      
New Works, Shelef & Schneidman, Tel Aviv, Israel
New Paintings, Slate Gallery, New York NY
2005                      
New Paintings, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York NY
2004                      
Circle Paintings, Pack Gallery, Milan, Italy
2003                      
Circle Paintings, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2001                      
New Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, Project Room, New York NY
1999                      
New Paintings, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Letters, " The Office " Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1998                      
Coins, Oranim College of Art, Israel
Installation, Kibbutz Rosh-Ha'nekra, Israel
The Mummies, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997                       
Venice Biennale, Israeli Pavilion, Venice, Italy
1996                      
The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Super New Paintings, Mary Faouzi Gallery, Jaffa , Israel
1995                      
Palindrome, Installation at Janco-Dada House, En-Hod, Israel
New Work, Tel - Hai Gallery, Tel Hai, Israel
1994                      
Pyramus and Thisbe, Installation Kibbutz-Nachshon Gallery, Israel
Miriam Cabessa, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Winter Salon, Jenn Singer Gallery, New York NY
2015
Stains and Stampings, Sister Gallery, Tel Aviv, and Art Gallery, Latin Quarter, Nazareth, Israel
Dinner for Breakfast,  Victori and Mo, Brooklyn NY
2014                
The Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York NY
Dynasties, 
Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel.
From the Land of Everywhere, Birnam Wood Galleries, New York NY
Chicago Triangle , Haifa museum , Israel.
Broken Beads , Beer-Sheva University , Israel
Contemporary Israeli Art, Julie M, Toronto, Canada
2013                    
Passive Aggressive, University Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
A Picnic and Smokes, Curated by Kipton Cronkite from @60, QF Gallery, East Hampton NY
2012                    
The Merry Mummy, Ramat Gan Museum, Israel
Three person show, Nye+Brown Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Monkeys Nine People, Tel Aviv, Israel
Masonite, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Take my Breath Away, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2011                      
Festival of Ideas-performance, The New Museum, New York NY
A Group Exhibition, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2010                    
Balancing Act, Hendershot gallery, New York NY
Sweet Dreams, Bet Haomanim, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008                    
Lyons Weir Ortt Gallery, New York NY
Black & White, Slate Gallery, New York NY
Timeless: The Art of Drawing, The Morris Museum, Morristown NJ
Eventually We’ll Die: Young Art In Israel Of The 90’s, Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
2007                    
Displacements, Ben-Ari Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
Promised Land, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Rome, Italy
Gallery Auction, Vered Gallery, East Hampton NY
Of The Painted Image, Jewish Museum of Pittsburgh PA
The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton NY
2006                    
Hybrid Space, Kulture Gardin, New York NY
2005                    
Head Over Hand: Pushing the Limits of Paint, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York NY
Little Red Riding Hood, Art Basel Miami, Dot Fifty One Art Space, Miami FL
On The Mark, University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI
Viewfinder, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York NY
Dreaming Art Dreaming Reality, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
2004                    
Paintings that Paint Themselves, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing MI
Staccato, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York NY
The sun still shines, Pack Gallery, Milan, Italy
I Want To Take You Higher, McKenzie Gallery, New York NY
2003                      
Momus Gallery, Atlanta GA
Scope, Armory Show 2003, New York NY
Liminal, Hamden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA
2002                    
Artscape 2002, Curated by John Yao, Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland College of Art, Baltimore MD
New York in Texas, New Gallery, Houston TX
Armory Show 2002, Stefan Stux Gallery Booth, New York NY
Graham & Sons Gallery, New York NY
Mother Tongue, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
2000                    
The Vera & Arturo Schwartz Collection of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Ladies and Gentlemen, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
1999                      
Liste 99, The Young Art Fair, Sommer Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
1998                      
Spring at the End of Summer Young Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Women Artists, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
1997                      
The Museum Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
1996                      
Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco CA
The Vera & Arturo Schwartz Collection of Contemporary Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
New in the Collection: Prints, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
1995                    
The Ministry of Science and the Arts Prize for a Young Artist, Artist’s House Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Blind Spot Test, Pyramid Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel
The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship Recipients, Genia Schreiber University
Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Israel
1994                    
90-70-90, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Along New Lines: Israeli Drawing Today, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Meta-Sex, Mishkan-Le’Omeont Museum of Art & Bat-Yam Museum of Art, Israel
1993                    
Subtropical: Between Figural and Abstract, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Collaborations

2015
Steinway & Sons, New York NY
2014                  
TIBI Pre-Fall Collection & @60, New York
2013                  
Mavirot Project, Comme-il-faut, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2012                    
Artist Book, Monotype prints, Poems by Natan Zach, Published by Har-El, Edition of 10, Tel Aviv Israel  

Teaching Experience

1997                  
The School of Art Hamidrasha, Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel
Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan, Israel

Awards & Scholarships

2011                     
Artist Pension Trust Organization
2001                    
International Studio & Curatorial Program, sponsored by the NY Cultural Corp. Commission
1995                    
Commission Ministry of Science and the Arts Prize for Young Artists
The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize
1994                    
Scholarship from the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation
1991                     
Scholarship from the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation

Public Collections

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Israel
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
American University Museum, Washington DC
Texas State University, San Marcos Texas
Frederick R Weisman Art foundation, Los Angeles CA
Artist Pension Trust Organization