Selected Short Portfolio Installations / Paintings / Drawings

Wings (front and back), 2012

Wings (front and back), 2012

Installation, mixed media (hangers, tyvek, web, belts and yarn), 200/300/30 cm | 118/78/23 inches

Wings, details

Wings, details

Laocoona and Baubo, 2016

Laocoona and Baubo, 2016

Installation, mixed media (leather, handmade embroidery and yarn), 80/400/200 cm | 32/158/80 inches

Laocoona and Baubo, details

Laocoona and Baubo, details

The sleep, 2014

The sleep, 2014

Painting, mixed media (acrylic and industrial markers) on paper, 150/280 cm | 60/110 inches

The dancer / witchery, 2014

The dancer / witchery, 2014

Painting, mixed media (acrylic, industrial markers and duct tape) on paper, 150/260 cm | 60/102 inches

The swimmer, 2014

The swimmer, 2014

Painting, mixed media (acrylic and industrial markers) on paper, 150/365 cm | 60/144 inches

The snake & the legs, 2014

The snake & the legs, 2014

Painting, mixed media (acrylic and industrial markers) on paper, 150/210 cm | 60/84 inches

Promathea in Chains, 2016

Promathea in Chains, 2016

Installation, mixed media (felt and yarn), 100/150/50 cm | 40/60/200 inches

Black Birds, 2016

Black Birds, 2016

Installation, yarn and PVC, 200/200/300 cm | 79/79/118 inches

Black Birds

Black Birds

Mural, yarn and poly-carbonate on wall, (at the Israel National Museum) 400/600 cm | 157/236 inches

Healing scars, 2015

Healing scars, 2015

Street Art, duct tape on wall. (from "Mind the Heart!" Project), size varies

Flow on, 2013 | Open, shut, 2012

Flow on, 2013 | Open, shut, 2012

Street installation, yarn and found object, (from Mind the Heart! project), size varies

The machine, 2012

The machine, 2012

Workstation, 2012

Workstation, 2012

Installation, mixed media (aluminum, hangers, tyvek, yarn and found object), size varies

Shell, 2013

Shell, 2013

Installation, mixed media (300,000 yarn threads on iron net and hangers), 300/200/150 cm | 118/8/60 inches

Outside looking in, 2015

Outside looking in, 2015

Painting, acrylic on paper, 150/213 cm | 60/84 inches

Restless | Am I storming up?, 2014

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

The Embrace, 2013

Mixed media drawing (pencils, gold thread) on paper, 88/98 cm | 35/39 inches

Technique detail

Technique detail

The blackening of the suns #1-5

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

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

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 heart #33 / Above, 2009

Red pen and pencil on paper, 60/84 cm | 84/152 inches

Red heart #10

Red heart #10

Pencil and red marker on paper, 30/84 cm | 12/33 inches

Short Biography

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.