Refaella Shir

Bio

Education

1985 Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel

Art Education

1975 Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, Israel
1992 Mitchell School of Fine Arts, Baltimore, USA
1995-1997 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (drawing & etching)
1997 Etching, Epstein’s Studio, Jerusalem, Israel
2002 The Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Israel
2003 Workshop in chine-colle, Montreal, Canada
2004 Workshop in mono-print, Montreal, Canada
2006 Workshop in acrylic, Montreal, Canada

Professional Experience

1996 Teaching assistant, etching workshop, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1998-2002 Independent art work at her own studio, Jerusalem, Israel
2002-2007 Member of the Print Making Atelier, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2002 “Domemim”, drawings and paintings on paper, The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel
2011 “Utilisation Autre”, works with etchings, Galerie Bernard, Montreal, Canada (April-May)

Group Exhibitions

2002-2003 Josef Hirsch Memorial Exhibition: Beit Ha’omanim Gallery, Tel Aviv (September 2002); the Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem (December 2002); Beit Ha’omanim, Haifa (February 2003), Israel
2004 “Impressions Durable”, works by members of the Print Making Atelier of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Galerie de la Ville, Montreal, Canada (April)
2004 The 24th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain (July-September)
2006 “Des collection d’artistes”, Espace Deux, Montreal, Canada (May-June)
2007 The 27th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain (July-September)
2010 “Papier 10”, contemporary art fair of works on paper, Montreal, Canada (April)
2011 “Pre-papier”, the AGAC (Contemporary Art Galleries Association) Gallery, Montreal, Canada (March-April)
“Papier 11”, contemporary art fair of works on paper, Montreal, Canada (April)
2012 “Accrochage 2012”, works of Galerie Bernard’s artists, Montreal, Canada (August-September)
2013 “Papier 13”, contemporary art fair of works on paper, Montreal, Canada (April)
“Accrochage 13”, works of Galerie Bernard’s artists, Montreal, Canada (August-September)

Illustrations

2009 Etchings and drawings in “Song of Time Passing”, Isaac Shalev, Am-Oved Publishing House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2017 Paintings and drawings in “Ginat Bar” (My Wild Garden), Meir Shalev, Am-Oved Publishing House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Paintings and drawings in “Mein Wildgarten”, Meir Shalev, Diogenes Publishing House, Zurich, Switzerland.