Selected Works

Tal Frank is a sculptor and an installation artist. Random accidents lay at the core of her work. She creates sculptural installations that present an imaginary world inspired from common objects and materials that are placed within new sculptural settings, proposing a new, subjective vision where sculptural elements are interpreted as ready-made objects stripped from their pre-identified functional value. These new, self-created surroundings are rich in materials, yet quiet and minimalist in their tone, and through them Frank explores contemporary formalism.

Frank is deeply passionate about materials and endlessly curious about the relation between object and space, between the whole and its parts. She is dedicated to sculpture as a practice grounded on high craftsmanship, expanded in depth and reach through conceptual exploration and reflection. In her work Frank strives to balance and to develop a dialog between conceptual and contemporary post-modern questions, alongside work grounded in the classical sculpture traditions, to which she reacts in a language that is simultaneously new and old, intimate and open, reinterpreting and complementing the traditional masculine tone through feminine shades and traits.

Frank works with objects that represent cultural symbols, subjects of material and form imitation. She stretches their limits, and the possibilities of their constituting materials, bestowing upon them new meanings and interpretations – creating thus parallel universes: Seductive, yet disturbing, visual rearrangements of reality, governed by unexpected and surreal physical laws, assembled with episodes of visual frames frozen in time. Frames that reveal a meditative and contemplative, Zen-like, environment, through which Frank explores basic questions related to aesthetics, sculpture and space; control and power; fear; life and death.

These are metaphorical universes where the familiar and the unknown co-exist and give rise to confusion and amazement. Sensations that seductively push the observer out of its intellectual and emotional comfort zones, prompting her to question conventional and familiar logic, thus allowing a deeper appreciation of the experience’s essence, an immersion and merging with the work.

Sculptress and installation artist

Education:

2005-2007 MFA Fine Art Department, Haifa University, Haifa Israel.

2003-2005 BED HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Israel.

1993-1997 HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Israel.

Awards:

   2014 The Rabinoviz Foundation for Special Project.

2009 The Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture Prize for Young Artists, Israel.

2006 Young Artists Scholarship, Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization, Ministry of Defense.

2005  D.V.A Foundation Scholarship, Canada.

1997 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship.

1996 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship.

Solo Exhibitions And Special Projects:

   2014

  • upcoming- 2015, Solo Exhibition at Herzlyia Museum, Israel.

2013 

  • Crossover; Collaborative Project with Kern Anavy and Quayola; Feinberg Projects Gallery, Tel – Aviv.
  • 1 bag up to 23 kg; Berliner Liste; Berlin, Germany.

2012 

  • Twelve Themes Variations, a Collaborative Project with Eli Gur Arie in Fresh Paint 5 Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Hothouse, Collaborative Project with Kern Anavy, Dan Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2011

  •  How Much Further, Collaborative Project with Ran Barlev, 121 Gallery For Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2010

  • Floating in Space, Collaborative Project with Elad Kopler, Art Workshop, Rison Lezion, Israel.

2009

  • Freestanding, Haifa Museum of Art, Adrenalin, Emerging Israeli artists, Curator: Tal Yahas, Haifa, Israel.

2008

  • Jeff’s Dog, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2005

  •  White Noise, Beeri Gallery, Israel.

Select Group Exhibitions:

2014

  • Cold, Hot, Liquid, Solid; Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. 

2013

  • Imagination, The Education Gallery, Shenkar College, Gallery
  • Traces V – To Leave a Mark; Drawing Biennial, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Israel.
  • Paper Art in Israel 2, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in the Israel Museum.
  • ArTricks ;Israel Museum; Jerusalem.
  • Light As Material; Ashdod Museum of Contemporary Art; Israel. 

2012

  • Liquids in Contemporary Art, Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Bima, Kfar Saba’s Municipal Gallery, Kfar Saba, Israel.
  • Mekupelet, Rehovot’s Municipal Gallery, Rehovot, Israel.

2011

  • Under Construction, (Disruptions) The Street Show in Event “Loving Art Making Art”, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • The Professionals, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Stop Motion, Dan Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2010

  • Ministry of Culture 2009 Awards for Art and Design, Herzlyia Museum, Israel.
  • Oh Gad, Hanina for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Home, Ahava Gallery, Holon, Israel.
  • Public Auction For Contemporary Art Israeli, Paris.

2009

  • Hero Childhood, Israeli Art Gallery at Beit Mical, Rehovot, Israel.
  • Now Silence, 39 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Art Fair, Art Cologne, Germany.
  • Woman Exhibition, 101 Female Tel-Aviv Artists.
  • 3 Fresh Paint, Art Fair, Israel.
  • Imagination 2009, The Event of Bank Hpoalim, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Bread & roses, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2008

  • Good Kids, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • In Silence, Tzadok Hacohen 13 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Movement in Flexibility, Dollinger Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Detail, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Art Fair, Art Cologne, Germany.
  • 2 Fresh Paint, Art Fair, Israel.
  • Becoming Sober, Compassion and Humility, Sappir College Gallery, Sderot, Israel.
  • White, Tavi Drezdner Gallery, The Room Project, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2007

  • Street Space, Artists Workshops Gallery, Herzelia, Israel.
  • Exit, Tavi Drezdner Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Hotter Than Usual, The Heder Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Publishing, Graduates Exhibition, M.F.A, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

2006

  • Open Studio,  Event in Artist Studio, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Six, Gal on Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.