Inspired by myth, literature and film imagery, Shira Glezerman‘s compositions are often both dreamlike and disturbing. Her highly staged works display an intense dialogue with art history as well as pop culture and current events. Using traditional methods of drawing and painting she creates a combination of solemn characters, frail animals and melancholic landscapes, which lend her curious narratives an ambiguous character: grotesque, yet full of compassion.

Born 1975 in Jaffa, Israel, Shira Glezerman has recieved her B.F.A from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2000, then studied at the Jerusalem Studio school until 2001. She went on to earn her M.A. in Multidisciplinary Art history program in the Tel Aviv University, where she focused on Ancient Art history, Greek theater and Greek mythology.

Shira Glezerman’s paintings have been the subject of various solo and group exhibitions, including her solo show “The Birthday of the Infanta” at the Shay Arye gallery, Tel Aviv in 2011 and the 27th Tallahassee International Art show at The Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University in 2012. She has recently won the Rosenblum prize for Israeli Art in 2013.

Shira Glezerman’s work is represented in public and private collections throughout the world, including Israel, Germany, Morocco and the US. She currently lives and paints in Tel aviv, Israel.

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