Selected Short Portfolio Installations / Paintings / Drawings
Wings (front and back), 2012
Installation, mixed media (hangers, tyvek, web, belts and yarn), 200/300/30 cm | 118/78/23 inches
Laocoona and Baubo, 2016
Installation, mixed media (leather, handmade embroidery and yarn), 80/400/200 cm | 32/158/80 inches
Laocoona and Baubo, details
The sleep, 2014
Painting, mixed media (acrylic and industrial markers) on paper, 150/280 cm | 60/110 inches
The dancer / witchery, 2014
Painting, mixed media (acrylic, industrial markers and duct tape) on paper, 150/260 cm | 60/102 inches
The swimmer, 2014
Painting, mixed media (acrylic and industrial markers) on paper, 150/365 cm | 60/144 inches
The snake & the legs, 2014
Painting, mixed media (acrylic and industrial markers) on paper, 150/210 cm | 60/84 inches
Promathea in Chains, 2016
Installation, mixed media (felt and yarn), 100/150/50 cm | 40/60/200 inches
Black Birds, 2016
Installation, yarn and PVC, 200/200/300 cm | 79/79/118 inches
Mural, yarn and poly-carbonate on wall, (at the Israel National Museum) 400/600 cm | 157/236 inches
Healing scars, 2015
Street Art, duct tape on wall. (from "Mind the Heart!" Project), size varies
Flow on, 2013 | Open, shut, 2012
Street installation, yarn and found object, (from Mind the Heart! project), size varies
The machine, 2012
Installation, mixed media (aluminum, hangers, tyvek, yarn and found object), size varies
Installation, mixed media (300,000 yarn threads on iron net and hangers), 300/200/150 cm | 118/8/60 inches
Outside looking in, 2015
Painting, acrylic on paper, 150/213 cm | 60/84 inches
Restless | Am I storming up?, 2014
Painting, mixed media (acrylic, industrial markers and duct tape) on paper. * Left: 215/150 cm | 85/60 inches. Right: 150/120 cm | 60/47 inches
The Embrace, 2013
Mixed media drawing (pencils, gold thread) on paper, 88/98 cm | 35/39 inches
The blackening of the suns #1-5
Drawing, mixed media (pencils, china, oil crayons and thread) on paper, 30/30 cm | 20/20 inches
Cranes #03, 2013
Drawing, mixed media (pencils, markers, thread, cut-out, acrylic and glue) on paper, 91/200 cm | 180/218 inches
Johna and the process, 2011
Drawing, mixed media (pencils, markers, thread, cut-out, acrylic and glue) on paper, 91/200 cm | 91.5/508 inches
Red heart #33 / Above, 2009
Red pen and pencil on paper, 60/84 cm | 84/152 inches
Red heart #10
Pencil and red marker on paper, 30/84 cm | 12/33 inches
A visual artist, born 1978 in Israel. Gelfman's main mediums are installation, painting and street-art.
A graduate of the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in 2006, she’s since had seven solo exhibitions, the latest at the National Art Gallery, Bangkok. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at prominent venues in Israel and abroad, including: The Israel National Museum,
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Haifa Museum of Art, The Herzliya Biennial, Overture Art Fair (Art Basel Miami), Tama University of Art (Tokyo), and Art Rooms (London).
Her works have received significant media attention and praise in printed and online global media, as well as in films and on TV.
In 2013 she gave a TEDx talk in Tel Aviv. Since 2009 Gelfman has also become an active figure in the global street-art scene,
where she is best known for her tangible work and the unique technique of drawing with yarn on walls.
In 2015 Paper Magazine named her among the top ten street-artists in Israel, and her works were featured in international art books
in Germany and France. Her street art can be found in countries across five continents.
In July 2017, Gelfman embarked on a year-long experiment/performance across the USA with Roie Avidan - her partner in life and the co-founder of Mind the Heart! Project (est.2009). In the past decade, the project has reached more than 100 cities across 5 continents: from New York to Bangkok, Sydney to London, from the Israel National Museum and the National Cathedral in D.C. to orphanages in Kenya and Uganda.
The USA experiment based it's premise on being present, with serendipity as the leading force. This has proven to be an incredible force. It led the project to hundreds of spaces and numerous partners, including 5 exhibitions, two museum commissions and dozens of lectures. At the moment Gelfman & Avidan are working on a book and several exhibitions to sum up this year. To learn more about MTH project.