Visual Arts

About David Gerstein

David Gerstein is an Israeli painter and sculptor. Gerstein was born in 1944 in Jerusalem.

In the mid-1960s, after studying at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem for 2 years (1965-1966), Gerstein left Bezalel and enrolled at the École Nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris(1966-1968). After two years in Paris, he moved to New York and attended classes of the Art Students League, where he learned portrait painting and printmaking.

Gerstein returned to Israel at the age of twenty six and began teaching at Bezalel (1971-1985).

In 1973–1974 Gerstein earned an M.A. in graphic arts at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London.

He began as a figurative painter and illustrator of children's books and was a recipient of the Israel Museum Prize for illustration. Gerstein’s post-pop art style is characterized by bold colored, multi-layered cutout steel.

Gerstein’s first exhibition in Israel was held in 1971 at the Engel Gallery in Jerusalem, comprising figurative drawings and watercolors.[6]Thereafter, he exhibited at Jerusalem’s Artist’s House in 1972 with large oil paintings dealing with interiors and the seaside, work that received enthusiastic reviews.


1974 first prize and two awards for excellence in an end of year competition at St. Martin’s, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Galerie Duret, Paris ,Brussels
2018 “layers” froots gallery at 978 Beijing
2017 Kapopulous gallery, Mykonos, Greece
2017 Kellerman gallery,Dusseldorf, Germany
2017 Today art Museum, Beijing
2016 Gana Gallery, Busan, S. Korea
2016 Vera International Art Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
2015 YHU Gallery, Architects Space, Jerusalem, Israel
2015 “Made In Germany”, Work of collaboration – Gerstein / Otmar Alt
2015 Galerie Montmartre, Paris, France
2015 Miva Gallery, Stockholm
2014 Galeria de Arte Salduba, Saragoza, Spain
2014 Gallery Momentum at Hotel Bocholtz, Liege, Belgium
2014 The Visual Arts Center Gallery, New Delhi, India
2014 “Poetic Mirror”, ARTN SPACE, Shanghai, China
2014 Catto Gallery, London, England
2014 Ostendorf Gallery, Munster, Germany
2014 Gallery of Natural Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
2014 HTC, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Museuda arte bahiaBrazil
2011 National Gallery, Bangkok Thailand
2011 Quorum Gallery Madrid Spain
2010 “Life style” Museu National do Brazil, Brazilia, Brazil
2010 “Sea, Mud and Salt” Maritim museum Haifa
2010 Ostendorf gallery Munster Germany
2009 Catto gallery London
2009 Momentum Gallery Knokke Belgium
2009 Miva gallery Malmo Sweden
2008 Mairie Hesperange, Luxamburg
2008 Centro da cultura Judaica,Sau Paulo Brazil
2008 “Spirit of Freedom” Mathematikum Museum Giessen German,
2008 Gana art gallery, Seoul S. Korea
2007 Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery Milan Italy
2006 “Due Diligence” municipal gallery Viersen Germany
2004 Ostendorf, Munster, Germany 2004 Galeria Kreisler, Madrid, Spain
2003 Nuances et Lumiere Gallery, Lyon, France 2003 Clube A Hebrica, Sao-Paulo, Brazil 2002 “Balance Trial”, The Municipal Gallery “On the Cliff”, Netania. 2002 Mensing Gallery, Hamm, Germany. 2002 “No Favorite Color”, Installation during Documenta, Kassel , Germany. 2002 Nord L/B Gallery, Hannover, Germany.
2001 “Tango Sur Seine”, paintings, Artists House, Jerusalem. 2001 “Pixul”, Art Gallery at The Memorial Center, Kiriat Tivon. 2001 “The Private Sector”, Meirov Municipal Art Gallery, Holon.
1997, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993 Ashdod Museum (“Extended Pupils”) 1989 Herzliya Museum (“Totems”) Albert White Gallery, Toronto “Art 20” International Art Fair, Basel
1988 Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art (“Frames”)
1987 Israel Museum, Jerusalem (“From Dudu to 3-D”) Albert White Gallery, Toronto
1984 Radius Gallery, Tel Aviv (a member of Radius Group)
1980 ”balconies” Horace Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Galerie Duret, Marakech, Morocco
2015 “It’s Donkey Time”, The donkey in local culture, Museum of Beer Sheva, Israel
2015 Childhood drawings of Israeli artists (curator: Mihal Broshi), Israeli Art Museum, Ramat Gan, Israel 2011 Sea of Sport – Outdoor Sculptures, Bat Yam, Israel
2011 Contemporary Sculpture of Israel – Stone Sculpture Museum, Hualien, Taiwan
2011 Modus Gallery, represented by Colorfield Gallery, Paris,France
2011 Palacio Saint Ellia, Palermo, Sicily 2011 Sculpture Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2002 “The Dolphins Project”, Tel Aviv. 2002 “The Lyons Project”, Jerusalem.
2002 “An Homage To Yoseph Hirsh” Tel Aviv’s Artist’s House.
2002 “Markers”, The Electricity Company in Kassel, Germany.
2002 “Markers”, Jerusalem Theatre and Yaalom Theatre.
2002 “Sculpture as Toy”, Bat Yam, Arad, Ashdod, Rechovot, Kfar Saba Museums.
2002 “Art on the Line”, for the Haifa Museum of Art Friends.
2002 “W.C. Environment”, The Stage Arts Center, The Opera House, Tel Aviv.
2001 “Childhood”, Waddi Nisnass, Haifa. 2001 “Balances”, The Tel Aviv District Court.
2001 “Work in the Eyes”, Ha’Shfela Museum, Kfar Menahem.
2000 Public Art, Givataim The Year of Brand, The Villa, Jaffa I Have a Dream, The Holon Interdisciplinary Center for Art and Science.
1998 Look at the Vase, Arad Museum Land Marks, Open Museum, Teffen
1997 “Box”, Israel Museum, Youth Wing, Jerusalem
“When the Dinosaur Met the Bird”, Bat Yam Museum
“Samson and Delilah”, Ashdod Museum
1996 “Local Line” Neve Tsedek Gallery, Tel Aviv “Art Multiples 96′”, Dusseldorf
1995 “Object-Object: Dialogue between Art and Design”, Municipal Gallery, Kfar Sava; Ashdod Museum
1994 “Israeli Sculpture, The Last Decade”, Tefen Museum
1993 “Persistent Image”, Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam Museum
“Childhood Reminiscence”, Memorial Center in Kiryat Tivon
“Tel Aviv in the Tracks of the Bauhaus”, the old building of the “Ha’aretz” newspaper, Tel Aviv
1992 “Homage to the Cit?”, Artists House, Jerusalem
“Flowers”, Omanut La’am, traveling exhibition
“Receptacle and Contents”, Artists’ House, Jerusalem
1990 “Health and Long Life”, Humor in Israeli art, Omanut La’am, traveling exhibition “Leaves”, Artists’ House, Jerusalem
1989 “Via Maris”, Bat Yam Museum
“These Sabras”, Municipal Gallery, Jerusalem
“Artists’ Studios”, Aika Brown Gallery, Jerusalem
1988 “Haifa, Portrait of a City”, Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art International Biennale of Graphic Art, Ljubliana
1987 Meimad Gallery, Tel Aviv
“Quotation-Painting-Quotation”, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
“Six Israeli Artists”, Israel 40th Anniversary
1988 “Flags”, Israel Festival, Jerusalem
“Towards a New Israeli Realism”, Uri and Rami Nechushtan Museum, Kibbutz Ashdot Ya’akov
“Four Artists”, 1985 “Four Sculptors”, Aika Braun Gallery, Jerusalem
“Towards a Godless Myth”, Artists’ House, Jerusalem
1983 “New Acquisitions”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem The Triennale of Israeli Graphic Art, Haifa Museum “New Prints”, Jerusalem Print Shop
1981 “Four Artists”, Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem
1973 “Israeli Graphic Art Today”, Tel Aviv Museum
1972 The Print Biennale, Florence

Selected Art in Public Spaces

2015 “Presence-Present”, Gerstein / Alana Ruben, Jerusalem Biannale of Contemporary Jewish Art
2014 Hsinchu County Stadium
2014 3 public artworks, Lobby of Taikang Residence of Elderly People, Beijing, China
2011 Hyundai Department Store, Seoul,S.Korea – Outdoor Printed Screens around the renovated building, 60×300 meter
2008 “Momentum” CBD, Singapore 2008 “Star City”, Seoul, Korea
2007 “Ohel Moed”, Sculpture Park, kibbutz Hatzerim, negev, Israel
2005 “Sun Rise” High School, Ashkelon, Israel 2005 “Butterflies”, Harel, High School, Mevaseret, Israel
2003 “Blue Mermaid”, Kiryat Yam, Haifa. 2003 “Rush Hour”, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
2002 “No Favorite Color”, 3 months Installation, Kassel, Germany. 2002 “Shalom On Israel”, Rabin Building, Judaism Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2002 “Soul Bird”, Holon. 2002 “Digital Zabar”, Waddi Nisnass, Haifa.
2001 “Day and Night”, Bezeq Lobby, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv. 2001 “Colors from Nature”, Horev Center, Haifa. 2001 “Things that come from the Heart” (sculptures), Ramat Alon Park, Haifa.
1999 A Whole World, Hebrew University, Jerusalem The Bus, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Homage to Alterman, Dizingoff Street, Tel Aviv
1997 “Above the Head”, Installation, Hebrew University, Jerusalem “City Square”, Center of Performing Arts, Tel Aviv “Pupils”, Dizengoff Street, Tel Avi
1996 “Scientific Orange”, Rehovot shopping & central bus station Mall Israel Festival, Jerusalem “Head Within a Head”, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem “Vases”, Brigada Street, Herzliya
1995 Two wall pieces for Bank Leumi, Tel Aviv “The Flower Vase”, Bank Leumi, Rehovot “Jacob’s Ladder”, Israel Festival, Jerusalem
1992 “Kiosk”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem Six sculptures at Avdat archeological site, the Negev
1988 Sculptural children’s playground, Weiller Park, Jerusalem
1985 “Bicycle Rider”, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem

David Gerstein

Visual Arts
Drawing & Painting, Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture

Tel Aviv, Israel

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