Tamar Hirschl-Snyder was born in Zagreb, Croatia and lives and works in New York, NY and Tel Aviv, Israel. Present-day issues of political and cultural unrest are topics of particular interest to Hirschl, who migrated to Israel after the Holocaust. During the summer of 2014, her solo exhibition, “The Testimony of the Deer” opened at the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art in Israel. This body of work, spanning 2002-2012, explored the effects of human conflict and urbanism on nature and the environment in a series of paintings, murals, video, and mixed media sculpture. Recently, she has turned her focus to cultural mapping, the embattled state of Israel, and the plight of political refugees.
Past solo exhibitions include those at the Queens Museum; the Hebrew Union College JIR Museum; Lincoln Center (all New York, NY); the Mizel Museum (Denver, CO); The Philadelphia Art Alliance; the Zagreb Museum Center; the Mestrovic National Gallery (Split, Croatia,); and Scope (Basel, Switzerland). Group exhibitions include those at NurtureArt (Brooklyn, NY); the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Synagogue for the Arts (New York, NY); the Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA); the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art; the 51st Venice Biennale; and the 9th International Istanbul Biennial, among others. Her work is included in the collections of the Queens Museum, Tel Aviv Museum, and The William J. Clinton Library, and a number of private and corporate collections.