biography

Born in Israel, 1969
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
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Wegner (born 1969) is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on photography. She is an honorary graduate of Yale University School of Art (MFA, 2002) and of Hamidrasha School of Art (B.Ed., 1994). She is a recent recipient of The Ministry of Culture and Sports Prize for studio scholarship (2017). Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel, among others at The Islip Art Museum, New York, at The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Goch Museum, Germany, Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris and Slag Gallery, New York. Her works are included in many private and museum collections, such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Gogh Museum, Germany. Wegner teaches at Shenkar Multidisciplinary Art School and Minshar School of Art.

selected works

  • Stones, 2019, archival pigment print, 46x70 cm

  • Shirley Wegner, Pattern, 2015, c print, 120x190 cm

  • Night Shot number 2, 2017 2018, Archival pigmented print, 168x120 cm

  • Night Shot number 3 \ Sensor Error, 2019, Archival pigmented print, 150x120 cm

  • Explotion in Night number 1 \ no.1, 2016, Archival pigmented print, 80x54 cm

  • Cypresses and Tractor \ Solarization, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 70x50 cm

  • Eucalyptus Test Print, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 80x60 cm

  • Eucalyptus \ Test Print, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 80x60 cm

  • Stone Heap, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 70x46 cm

  • Screen, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 120x95 cm

  • Field, 2012, Acrylic pigmented sand and cotton handmade paper colored pencils on wood panel, 23x30 cm

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Shirley Wegner, Night Explosion, 2013, c print, 100x135 cm

  • Shirley Wegner, Night Shot number 1, 2016, c print, 120×170 cm

  • Desert Explosion, 2013, c print, 135x100 cm

  • Explosion, 2002, c print, 100x76 cm

  • Eucalyptus with Ruins, 2007, c print, 120x100 cm

  • Crop, 2012, c print, 120x100 cm

  • Construction Site with mountains, 2012, acrylic pen on mylar metal wire palette scraps pigmented cotton handmade paper on wood, 25.5×20 cm

  • Shirley Wegner, Aerial View Number 11, 2016, c print, 37×50 cm

  • Shirley Wegner, Aerial View Number 12, 2016, c print, 37×50 cm

  • Shirley Wegner, Aerial View Number 13, 2016, c print, 37×50 cm

  • Shirley Wegner, Aerial View Number 14, 2016, c print, 37×50 cm

  • Field no. 4, 2013, acrylic pen clay fishing wire asphalt shingle, 25.5×20 cm

  • Mud Golan Heights, 2012, acrylic pigmented cotton handmade paper clay, 23x30 cm

  • Mud and Cement, 2012, acrylic pigmented cotton handmade paper metal wire plaster on wood panel, 23x30 cm

  • Night Explosion no. 3, 2015, scratchboard charcoal and pencil on mylar and cellophane on wood panel, 23x30 cm

  • Ruins no. 1, 2015, acrylic and metal wire on wood panel, 30x23 cm

  • Shirley Wegner, Pattern, 2015, c print, 120x190 cm

  • Shirley Wegner, Construction Site no. 2, 2012, Mixed media, 25.5×20 cm

  • Drive No. 3, 2016, Acrylic thread pen and mixed media on wood panel, 23x30 cm

  • Drive No.1, 2015, acrylic pen on mylar glass colors pigmented cotton handmade, 23×30 cm

  • Building site and ruins, 2017, Acrylic and mixed media on wood, 23x30 cm

  • Paths, 2017, Acrylic and mixed media, 23x30 cm

selected exhibitions

14.05.2021 ― 03.07.2021
Main space

PROJECT ROOTS

group exhibition

27.02.2020 ― 16.05.2020
Main space

Memorandum of Understanding

group exhibition

23.08.2019 ― 14.09.2019
Main space

Summer 2019

group exhibition

02.08.2018 ― 08.09.2018
Main space

Voyage

group exhibition

04.08.2017 ― 02.09.2017
Main space

Summer 2017

group exhibition

13.04.2017 ― 29.04.2017
Main space

Rosenfeld Gallery

group exhibition

selected publications

On Landscape, Gray and other geographies

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Education
2002: MFA, Yale university School of Art, painting/print making
1998: BA, Painting and Art History, SUNY Empire State College, New York, NY
1997: New York Studio School, New York, NY
1994: Hamidrasha Beit-Berl, School of Art, Israel, Teaching Diploma
1999—2000: credits towards MA in philosophy, critical theory and studio art, SUNY ESC, NY, NY

Selected Awards, Residencies and Fellowships
2017: Award of The Ministry of Culture and Sport
2017: Excellence in Teaching scholarship, Shankar Collage of Engineering, Design and Art, Multidisciplinary Art Dept.
2017: Distinguished Artist studio stipend and award, Absorption Ministry of Israel
2012: Artis Professional Development Workshop Grant (with Creative Capital), New York, NY
2012: Mifal Ha’pais, exhibition grant Rock — Pile — Scissors, Dana Gallery, Yad Mordechai, Israel
2009: I slip Art Museum, Winter Residency program at the Carriage House, Islip, NY
2008—2009: Workspace Program Residency, Dieu Donne’, New York, NY
2007: Kunstraum Bernsteiner, Friends of Art, Vienna, (Privately sponsored live/work residency/ Gray Area exhibition)
2006: Josef und Hilde Wilberz — Stiftung (Studio Residency and Stipend), The city of Mönchengladbach, Germany
2006: Makor Artists-in-Residence, New York, NY
2005: The Ronnie Heyman Award for Emerging Visual Artist, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, NY
2005: Tiffany Award Nomination
2002: Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Prize for Excellence, Yale University School of Art, New haven, CT
2002: Finalist for The Alice Kimball Traveling Fellowship, Yale University
2001: Norfolk Teaching Fellowship, Yale University School of Art, Norfolk, CT
1999: Honorable Mention, Heckscher Museum of art and The Art League of Long Island, Huntington, NY

Public Collections
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, The Jacques and Eugenie O’Hana Collection
The Goch Museum, Goch Germany
The Collection of the City of Mönchengladbach, Germany
Atelier Stipendium of Mönchengladbach, Germany
The Hiltrud Neumann Collection, Germany
Baad Reservoir Gallery, Bezalel Academy of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Susman Family Art Foundation, CA, USA

Solo Exhibitions
2019: The Unphotographed, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017: Maa’se Mekabah / The Act of Assembly, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015: Paintings, Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris, France
2013: New Works, Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris, France
2012: Two Times Gray, Slag Contemporary, New York, NY
2012: Landscape Anomalies, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012: Rock — Pile — Scissors, Dana Gallery, Yad Mordechai, Israel
2009: Construction Site, Islip Art Museum, part of In Process at The Carriage House, Islip, NY
2007: On Landscape, Gray, and other geographies, Museum Goch, Germany (Cat.)
2007: Gray Area, Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna (Cat.)
2007: Inbetween, Zwischenraum space, Düsseldorf
2006: Sight Site Unseen, Theatergalerie of Museum X, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Selected Group Exhibition
2020: Memorandum of Understanding, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2020: Models of Nature in Contemporary Photography, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin
2020: The winner of the ministry of culture and sport prizes in art and design for 2017 and 2018, Ashdod Museum of Art
2020: Greenville, Contemporary Art Gallery, Ramat Hasharon
2020: Crimes and Misdemeanos, The Artist’s House, Tel Aviv
2019: Modell-Naturen, Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, Germany
2019: Photography, In Fact, Sklar Levy Gallery, Modi’in
2018: Voyage, Rosenfeld gallery, Tel Aviv
2018: Pillar of Cloud, Hermann Struck Museum, Haifa Museums of Art, Israel
2018: Light in Wartime, Apexart, New York, NY
2017: Flugblätter(„Flyers“), Kunstverein Künstler e.V., Loitz, Germany
2017: Summer 2017, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2016: Der Himmel Ist Blau — The Sky Is Blue, de DROM e.V., Kröpelin, Germany
2016: El Alia, Reimagining The Imaginaries, a Web-based platform, London
2015: Out of Sight, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
2015: Remembering Things Past, Islip Museum of Art, New York
2015: Vestiges, BAC Galerie, Montreal, Canada
2015: New Works by Faculty, Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood, Long Island University, Brookville, NY
2014: Paris — Photo Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, Farideh Cadot Gallery, November 2014
2014: Remembering Things Past, Art Council Gallery, Patchogue, NY
2014: Here and Now, LIMarts, Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY
2014: Faculty Show, Steinberg Museum of Art, Long Island University, Post Campus, Brockville, NY
2012: Dust in the Machine, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2012: Connected — Verbunden, Deutsch-Israelische Kulturtage, Kröpelin, Germany
2011: Insights — Ten Years of Collecting, Museum Goch, Germany
2011: In Process, OMNI Gallery, Uniondale, NY
2011: Kammerspiele, Mischpoke e.V., Mönchengladbach Germany
2010: Sweat Dreams, The Zaritsky Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009: New Work in Handmade Paper by Artists in Residence, Workspace Program, Dieu Donne’ Gallery, NY, NY
2009: Short Cuts Prolongated, Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna
2009: Art Athina, International Art Fair, Habres + Partner Gallery, Greece
2009: Maco Art Fair, Contemporary Art Fair, Habres + Partner Gallery, Mexico City
2008: From Punk to Pink, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
2008: Art Athina, International Art Fair of Athens, Habres + Partner Gallery, Greece
2008: Maco, Contemporary Art Fair, Habres + Partner Gallery, Mexico City
2007: Aqua Art Miami, Habers + Partner Gallery, Miami, FL
2007: Connected, Altes Museum, BiS-Zentrum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2006: C/oncerning mg, Altes Museum, BIS-Zentrum Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2006: Close Connections, Video Program Art Amsterdam 2006, Stedelijk Museum, The Netherlands, May 4
2006: Home Base, 126 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY
2006: Seeing Elsewhere, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, The Education Alliance, New York, NY
2006: Wandering, Makor Steinhardt Gallery, New York, NY
2006: Do You Think I’m Disco?, Longwood Arts Project, New York, NY
2005: Performa 05 Radio, from: High Desert Test Sites, WFMU 91.1 FM
2004: High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA
2004: Strange Animal, L A C E, featured in Free Radio High Desert Test Sites, LA, CA
2004: Endure, B.K. Smith Gallery, Cleveland Ohio
2004: Slice and Dice, SVA Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
2003: Young Israeli Artists: The Jacques and Eugenie O’Hana Collection, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
2003: Affirmative Action, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
2003: Control, Escape, Delete, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri
2002: The Land of Shadow, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
2002: Artnew York, Ort Kunstraune Auf Zeit, Lintz, Austria (Cat.)
2002: Works by Yale MFA 2002 Painters, Battell Estate Gallery, Norfolk CT (Cat.)
2001: Stimulata, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
1999: War, Postmasters Gallery, New York, New York
1999: Annual Artists Exhibition, The Art League of Long Island, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
1996: Lost & Found, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1996: Untitled, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1994: Painting Above & Beyond, Museum of Israeli Art Ramat-Gan, Israel
1994: Young Emerging Artists, The Zaritsky Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel

Press

  • calcalist
    Author: Dana Gilerman

    “The most Israeli landscape in my eyes is this Created in the studio”

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  • Nisha Magazine
    Author: Ravit Harari

    Ash and Dust

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  • derStandard

    Graue Erinnerungen

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  • Le Monde Magazine
    Author: Claire Guillot

    La Guerre Pour de Faux

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  • Nisha
    Author: Ravit Harari

    Living, Growing, Still

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  • Nisha Magazine
    Author: Ravit Harari

    Open House

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  • Jewish Currents
    Author: Michael Mccanne

    Shirley Wegner Unsettled Landscapes

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  • Jewish Currents
    Author: Michael McCanne

    Shirley Wegner’s Unsettled Landscapes

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  • Parcours
    Author: Robert Bernier

    THE CERTAINTY OF DOUBT

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  • Erev rav
    Author: Jonathan Mishal

    Work out of Emptiness

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