Visual Arts

About Michal Alpern

(b. 1986, Haifa)
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
2012 BFA Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel l Fine Art
2017 MFA, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY l Sculpture

Michal Alpern primarily works in the medium of sculpture and photography. Her works are often based on a clash between an abstract object and its implied functional structure. By resonating the function that the pure geometric form inhabits, the attribution of a sublime notion regarding abstract geometrical art is conflicted with a substantial nature it obtains.

The methodology/production values in Alpern’s works are replaced by a conflicted manner of presentation. The objects are deconstructed by the use of disruptive disintegrating materials, causing a discrepancy to the original abstract narrative to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. Some of her recent projects examine local materials and conditions as they exist in different environments, including a workshop, an abandoned bar and a ‘white cube’ gallery space.

Selected solo exhibitions include: 4Rooms at the Gabirol Gallery- Center of Culture and Art, Tel Aviv (2015), A Living Condition at the Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (2014) and Bright are the stars that shine, dark is the night at The Green Gallery in Ashdod Art Museum (2013).

Selected group exhibitions include: No Man’s Land at the Central Gallry,Tel Aviv (2015), Print/Labor at the Alfred Institute, Tel Aviv (2014) and Night Islands which was curated and produced in collaboration with two other artists at the Lilienblum compound, Tel-Aviv (2013).

Prizes and awards: the Rabinovich Foundation Grant for special projects, 2015 and the Artis Scholarship, 2015.

Michal Alpern

Visual Arts
Digital Art / Multimedia, Drawing & Painting

New York, New York, United States