Heddy Abramowitz works primarily as an observational painter with strong interests in drawing, photography, and experiments in other media. Born in Brooklyn, NY, to Holocaust survivors, she grew up in southern Maryland, moved to Israel in 1980, was a long-term resident of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem, and lives and works in Jerusalem. Abramowitz studied art at Syracuse University School of Fine and Applied Arts in 1972; she received a BSFS (1976) at Georgetown University and a JD from the University of Maryland (1979) while continuing art studies. In Israel, she studied with Jan Rauchwerger, Sasha Okun, and was in the first Master Class of Israel Hershberg’s Jerusalem Studio School.
She has served on the Jerusalem Artists’ House Managing Committee and is a founding and current member of the of Studio of Her Own Steering Committee.
Solo exhibits: 2015 CrossPoint Artists House, Tel Aviv
2014 Intersections; and Dusks, Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem
2005 Twilights, Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem
2000 In Light of the Situation The Artists House, Jerusalem
Selected Group exhibitions:
2019 Her Dress, Her Symbol: Return to Antea, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem catalog
2019 Embroidered Scaffolds: Between Past and Present, Between Art and Craft, Hansen House Center for Design, Media and Technology, Jerusalem, catalog
2017 Home, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York City
2017 Salon, HaCubia, Jerusalem
2015 A Fine Line, The Jerusalem Biennale, Jerusalem
2015 A Sense of Place, A Sense of Space, The Jerusalem Biennale, Jerusalem
2014 The Seventh Day: Shabbat Revisited, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York City (traveling exhibition)
2013 Touched by the Holocaust, Synagogue for the Arts Gallery, New York City
2012-13 The Sexuality Spectrum, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York City
(2014 Sherwin Miller Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; 2013 Philadelphia Jewish Museum and traveling through 2015)
2010 Limmudarts, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England
2009 Housewives and Heroines, Antea Gallery, Jerusalem (Project Initiator and Manager)
2008 Personal Space, Private Views, Yakar Gallery, Jerusalem
2008 Man and Earth, Oman Gallery, The Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem
2005 Walking on Eggs The Corrine Mammon Ashdod Museum of Art
2004 Traces II (Biennale in Drawing) The Artists House, Jerusalem
Honors: Abramowitz completed a one-month artist-in-residency at Jerusalem’s Kol HaOt Gallery in 2017. A finalist in the International Jewish Artist of the Year Award in London (2007), her work was exhibited at Christie’s, London. In 2004, she was an International Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. Her work is included in the Permanent Collection of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Omanut l’Am, and in many private collections in Israel and abroad.