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, I grew up in a Kibbutz, a cooperative community based on agriculture. I moved with my husband to the US in 1992, to North Carolina. During my time there, I created art as a self-taught artist, before I became a fulltime student at UNC Chapel Hill.

In the summer of 2006, I moved with my family to Philadelphia. I earned my BFA
with honors from the University of The Arts in 2008, and in 2011 I graduated from the MFA program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

After earning my MFA, I decided to devote myself to making art as an independent artist, which I am currently doing.

In 2016, I moved, yet again, to New Haven, Connecticut. After a year of sharing my time between making art in my studio at the Erector Square, and working at Yale art Gallery in the program department, I am now back to solely making art in my studio.

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
2018
Into The Light, Benefit Exhibition for Friends of the Rail Park, Bridgette Mayer gallery in partnership with Arts + Craft Holdings, Philadelphia, PA

The Woodmere 77th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Syd Carpenter

Inside Out, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Susanna W. Gold

Making Israel Real - A Personal Journey, The Temple Judea Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Led by artist-in-residence Cheryl Harper

Contemporary Landscape Exhibition, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA
Juried by Chester Arnold

2017
The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy Of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Juried by Kirstin M. Jensen

Arts’ 5th Annual Juried Exhibition Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juried by Rachel McCay

Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Nasty Women The Institute Library, New Haven, CT

2016
10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Goggle Works Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Juried by Lydia Panas

Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

11th Annual Small Works Show 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Juried by Amy Williams

2015
‘Old Enough to Know Better', Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter at Crane Arts Gallery 105, Philadelphia, PA
Juried by Eileen Neff and Diane Burko

Art of the State 2015 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council and The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy Of the Fine Arts 116th Annual Exhibition, Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Telling Stories, Goggle Works 10th Annual Juried Exhibition Goggle Works Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

Art Unleashed University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

10th Annual Small Works Show 40 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Juried by Bill Carroll

2014
Making It, Alumni Works ’04-‘14, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Navigation Puzzle, 2014 Members' Juried Exhibition, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Curated by guest juror Bridgette Mayer.

Art of the State 2014, 47th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council and The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

International Modern Artists’ Painting on Hanji Exhibition’ Youngdam Special Exhibition, Woolsan City Art Center, Korea

71st Annual Awards Painting Show. Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

151st Annual Exhibition Of Small Oil Paintings, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

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

Artist's Bibliography

Philadelphia Stories. Jenkintown, PA Spring 2016 issue

INPA 7 Manifest International Painting Annual
http://www.manifestgallery.org/inpa/

Collectors

Youngdam Hanji Art Museum. Seoul, Korea.

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