artwork biography — selected press

Tirtzah Bassel


TIRTZAH BASSEL
www.tirtzahbassel.com


-EDUCATION
2010 MFA in Painting, Boston University, Boston, MA
2004 Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel
2000 School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1999 Women's Institute of Judaic Studies, Ein HaNatziv, Israel


-SOLO EXHIBITIONS & SITE RESPONSIVE INSTALLATIONS
2017 Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (forthcoming)
Home Land Security, FOR-SITE in collaboration with The National Park Service, Fort Winfield Scott, San
Francisco, CA; Curator: Cheryl Haines (forthcoming)
2016 Terminal, BRIC Arts Media House, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Rites, Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Two Person)
I Want To Hold You Close, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
PERFORM, Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
2014 The Line Starts Here, Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Duct Tape Miami, Gitler&___ , Miami, Fl
Stop and Frisk, Strivers Gardens Gallery, Harlem New York, NY
El Paso/Juarez: Your Dreams Available Now, Purple Pop Up, El Paso, TX
2012 Airport In Security, Chashama 461 Gallery, New York, NY
TSA Chapel, LABA Gallery, New York, NY
2010 MFA Thesis Show, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
2007 Pieces of Change, Solo Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Curator: Danna Taggar Heller


-SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Ars Nova, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Adhere, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Human Territory, Slag Contemporary Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Volta Basel, Slag Gallery Booth, Basel, Switzerland
Hort Foundation Benefit Exhibition and Auction, Bosi Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY
Wagmag Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Convergence, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA; Curator: Andrea Champlin
2013 ROOMS, Gitler&____ , New York, NY
2012 Line.Grid.Black.White. , Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2011 From Origin to Originality: Contemporary Israeli Art, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, The JCC
Manhattan, New York, NY; Curator: Tsibi Geva
92nd Street Y Faculty Show, Weill Art Gallery, New York, NY
Pop Up – Pop In, Amalgamated Artists, New York, NY
I am my Beloved, Performance Project, LABA Theater, New York, NY
2010 In Bodies That Don't Keep, Two Person Show, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA
25th International Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts Florida, Tallahassee, FL
Market, RKB Gallery, London, UK
Realization of Dreams, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston, MA
2009 Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
Imaging Desire, Aegis First Biennial, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, KY
Boston Printmakers, 2009 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
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2008 Genesis, Collaborative Performance Project , American Dance Festival , Duke University Durham, NC;
ALMA Home for Hebrew Culture , Tel Aviv, Israel
2007 New Work, High Touch Gallery , Herzliya, Israel
2004 Work In Progress, Art Space Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel


-PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
2014-present Assistant Director, Brandeis Institute of Music and Art, Brandeis University Waltham, MA
2014-present Advisory Committee, School of Visual Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA
2009-2013 Visual Arts Instructor, Brandeis Institute for Music and Art, Brandeis University Waltham, MA
2010-2014 Visual Arts Instructor, School of the Arts, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
2009-2010 Instructor of Record, Figure Drawing, Boston University, Boston, MA
2004-2008 Senior Educator & Program Coordinator, The Nesiya Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
Interracial Dialog Facilitator


-SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016 BK Live, Tirtzah Bassel’s Duct Tape Art, March 17
2015 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Exhibition Catalog, Exposing Adhesives, Katherine Murdock:
Brooklyn Hits, Interview with Garrett Lawson, March 5th
2014 The Boston Globe, BU’s Abstract Ace Shows His Stripes, Cate McQuaid, December 2nd
Poets and Artists, Substance, Daniel Maidman, Issue #56, June 2014
Metaleptic, Tirtzah Bassel at Slag Gallery, Tatiana Istomina, , May 9th
Arts in Bushwick, An Odd Symbiosis: Action in Non-Action, Etty Yaniv, , April 23rd
Prologue Profiles, Interview with Dan Held, April 13th
The Huffington Post, Tirtzah Bassel Transforms Duct Tape, Vanessa Albury, March 26th
2013 Hyperallergic, The Miami Fairs, Rendered in Duct Tape, Jillian Steinhauer, December 5th
Artribune, Miami Updates: Non-Solo Fiere, Santa Nastro, December 8th
Journal of Absence: New York, Bookieman Publications, July 12th
El Paso Inc., The Border Through a Visitor’s Eyes, Austin Savage, May 29th
El Paso Inc., Pop Up Art: Your Dreams Available Now, Melody Parra, May 22nd
El Diario de El Paso, Expone su arte visual inspirada en la vida en la frontera, Sergio Arellano, May 19th
Untapped Cities, A Tribeca Art Exhibition Shown in ‘Rooms’, Abby Sam Thomas, March 8th
Sketch 42, Airport Insecurity, Nicole Cohen, February 18th
Buddy of Work, Oil & Duct Tape, January 23rd
2012 The One Way Ticket Show, Interview with Steven Shalowitz, October 9th
Water’s Edge: Conversations with Three Artists, Interview with Davy Knittle, August 21st
The Sisterhood/The Jewish Daily Forward, Getting Intimate at the Airport, Interview with
Gabrielle Birkner, May 16th
ynet/Yediot Acharonot, The Heart of LABA, Interview with Yasmin Shemesh (in Hebrew), , May 15th
America Israel Cultural Foundation website, Featured Artist: Tirtzah Bassel, May 13th
Speakers’ Lab, Exploring New Perspectives on Jewish Identity, Interview with Helena Gindi, April 11th
2011 ynet/Yediot Acharonot, Contemporary Conceptualism, Leor Grady (in Hebrew), March 1st
2007 Globes Israeli Business Daily, A Window of Opportunity at the Central Bus Station, Hagit Peleg Rotem,
February 7th


-RESIDENCIES, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
2010-present Studio Residency, Chashama Workspace Program, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Awesome Without Borders Grant, The Harnisch Foundation, New York, NY
2013 International Artist Retreat, Six Points Fellowship, Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY
2011-2012 LABA Artist Fellowship, 14th Street Y, New York, NY
2011 Artist Residency, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT
2002, 2003 Artist Residency, International School of Drawing Painting and Sculpture, Umbria, Italy


-INVITED TALKS
2015 Visiting Artist, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Artist Lecture, L.E. Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting, Maryland Institute
College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2014 Visiting Artist Lecture, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
2013 Borderlands, Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Visiting Artist Lecture, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
2009-2010 Boston University Woman's Council Scholarship, Boston University
2008-2009 Dean's Scholar Award, College of Fine Arts at Boston University