My work evolves from thoughts about the body, memories, movement and my experiences. The presence of the body in my work can be either tangible or implied. By creating actively imbalanced works, I bring together figures of different scales or leave elements of the work unresolved; I aim to create a disorienting experience, trying to make my audience confront their own body. In other creations, I capture moments of my day-to-day, with the longing to preserve those pieces of life, one frame at a time.
I see beauty as imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Guided by these ideas, I emphasize asymmetry, simplicity, modesty, and intimacy, combined with irregularity in my work.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel and based in New York City, I hold a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Recent exhibitions include Limner Gallery, NY; Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn; and Artemisia Gallery, Tel Aviv. My work was featured in Haaretz-Israeli National Newspaper and on the cover of a newly published book, Twenty Girls To Envy Me: Selected Poems of Orit Gidali.