Dganit Zauberman


Contact Information

dganit.z@gmail.com

http://www.dganitzauberman.com/

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Mixed Media/Painting

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up on a Kibbutz. She moved to North Carolina in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia, she completed her BFA with honors from the University of The Arts. In the summer of 2011 Dganit graduated with a MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Currently, she is working in her studio at the Crane Old School in Philadelphia.

Artist's Statement

A journey begins with just paint
The paint inspires a process
Which helps to create the space and the place:
Both actual and imagined
In the end, just the paint enhances the whole experience
One can see, feel, and imagine all at once

Life experiences, memories, intuitive processes, and curiosity drive my work. In my work, I am searching for what is felt and is tangible, along with the intangible. On the canvas, pulling from a reservoir of life experiences, everyday life, memories, and imagination, I construct a “place” – a landscape that is mostly imagined. A fictional narrative is created, a realm that aims to present an idea composed of multiple layers, which focuses not only on the physical “being” of land, the form, texture, smell, and the process by which it forms, moves and erodes, but also on land as a source of emotional and psychological mood.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2013
Body of work, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Land Interpretation, Senior Thesis Exhibition, University of the Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2014
Form Language, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Long Beach, NJ
Curators: Sheri Hansen and Jason Ward

Current Climate, Gallery 105, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Curators: Ryan McCartney and Tim Belknap

2013
Twelve x Twelve Annual Alumni Juried Exhibition, Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy Of the Fine Arts 114th Annual Exhibition, Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Youngdam Hanji art Museum Special Exhibition, INSA Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Contexture, Crane Arts, Gallery 102, Philadelphia, PA

Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Another Revolution, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Members’ Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2012
Making It: Alumni Works ’02-’12, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Envisioned Group show curate by Sheri Hansen and Jason Ward, MRA Gallery
(At Michael Ryan Architects), Loveladies, NJ

Art of the State 2012, 45th Annual Juried Exhibition, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Juried Exhibition

Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Members’ Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2011
Side by Side Exhibition, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

110th Annual Student Exhibition, Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

A Group Exhibition engaging ambiguity through the use of organic forms or materials, Gallery 8, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Juried Student exhibition, Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010
147th Annual Exhibition Of Small Oil Paintings, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Absolutely Abstract, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Education

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting and Drawing

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
BFA with Honors, Painting and Drawing

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Undergraduate Studies in Fine Art