Visual Arts

About Rachel Achunov

Israeli born illustrator, comics artist & cartoonist. Studied in Bar Ilan University , Rimon music school & others. Participated in over 40 group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. In Israel Museum Jerusalem, Ramat Gan Museum, Cartoon Museum, Artists House Jerusalem, Artists House Tel Aviv, Beit Avi-Chai, Raanana city gallery, International illustration exhibition South Korea, Jerusalem Theater, Begin Center, Gutman Museum, Negev Museum, Haifa & Tel Aviv Cinematheque, French Institute Tel-Aviv, Beit Ariela, Comics Festival Serbia, Cartoon exhibition: Saint Just – France, Indonesia, Miami, Greece, Brazil & others..

Major projects –

Producer, art director, curator: ‘Kingdom of the Cross’ – Inspired by poems of Uri Zvi Greenberg. Illustrated concert in Yiddish and Hebrew – Einav Center Tel Aviv & Begin Center Jerusalem.

The concert was broadcasted on Israeli T.V 1st channel and Radio (Kol Hamusika, Reshet Alef).

Producer & curator:
International Cartoon Exhibition (16 countries) commemorating Entebbe Operation (25 years) – Gerard Bechar Center, Modiin Municipality – 2001.

Chairman: Israel Association of Illustrators 2002 – 2005

Editor of ‘Shirbutim’ publication thanks to artist & writer Miri Leshem Pelly.



Lecturer (Illustration, cartoon & comics):

Ariel College 2005-2007, Hillel – Hebrew University – 2008

Producer, teacher and illustrator of Time Travel –

Creative workshops for children and teenagers (1993 – Present).

Since 1991: Illustrator of magazines & books.

Correspondent: Maariv + Children, Cartoon & Illustration magazines

1990 – 1991 – Editor – Music programs – IBA – Israeli Radio.

1993 – Present: Archive director – Israel Association of Illustrators.





Awards

6th Sejong Int’l Cartoon Contest – South Korea – prize – 2017

8th International Cartoon Biennale of Jiaxing China – prize – 2017

Beit Avichai & Israel museum competition prize 2013
First prize –Beit Avichai competition 2010.
Honorary mention – Cartoon International competition Haifa 2007.
Honorary mention – Comics competition Modiin 2003

Rachel Achunov

Visual Arts
Curating, Digital Art / Multimedia, Illustration, Mixed Media

Shaarey-Tikva, Israel