Tirtzah Bassel is an Israeli artist currently living and working in New York. In addition to working primarily in oil and intaglio, she is involved in collaborations and performances. She studied drawing and painting at the Jerusalem Studio School in Israel and is a recent graduate of the Boston University MFA Program. Solo and two person exhibitions include 'Pieces of Change' at SoloGallery, Tel-Aviv in 2006, 'In Bodies That Don't Keep' at Commonwealth Gallery in Boston in 2009 and her Thesis Show at 808 Gallery at Boston University in 2010. Group exhibitions include Boston Young Contemporaries 2009, Boston MA; 2009 North American Print Biennial, Boston, MA; 'Imaging Desire' at Aegis First Bienniel, Hite Art Institute, University of Kentucky, KY 2009; 25th Tallahassee International Exhibition at FSU Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, Florida 2010; 'Market' at Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich University, Norwich, UK, 2010; 2010 International Show curated by David Cohen at Rogue Space Chelsea, New York, NY, 2010; Rubin Frankel Gallery, Boston, MA, 2010; Tirtzah is a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award at Boston University in 2008-2010 as well as the Boston University Women's Council Scholarship in 2009-10. She has recently received the LABA Artist Fellowship and is an artist resident at the Chashama Visual Arts Program in Brooklyn, New York.
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