GALIA GLUCKMAN

BIOGRAPHY

GALIA GLUCKMAN 

(b. 1973, Tel Aviv, Israel)

Galia Gluckman produces large-scale multi-faceted artworks in her medium of choice: pigment ink on cotton paper and collage. Reflecting varied contemporary concerns, Gluckman highlights ongoing creative and social conversations through her exploration of atmospheric and emotive themes. Wide-ranging in their hybrid of environmental and social references, they draw upon contemporary notions of the passage of time, referencing the mixture of creative subcultures that ebb and flow through the limitless global community. The viewer is invited to consider the dialogue surrounding mass production versus the handcrafted and oscillate between an abstraction of nature and epic man-made habitats.

Born in 1973, Gluckman first qualified as a fashion designer, operating in London and New York before returning to Fine Art. Having relocated to Cape Town in 2010, Gluckman has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally. Most recently in group shows in London, Everard Read and Cape Town Art Fair earlier this year.  Galia had a solo presentation at the Jewish Museum in Cape Town in 2013, Epidermis at Florentin 45, and Pixels at the Artist House both in Tel  Aviv in 2014 and presentations at the Cape Town Art Fair in 2013- 2018. Her forthcoming show marks Gluckman’s second presentation with Everard Read Cape Town and her first ever within the CIRCA Cape Town space, that was launched in November 2016. Her debut solo at Everard Read /CIRCA Johannesburg will open in the latter half of 2018,

Within the artists' journey from order to disorder [or vice versa], one can sense a deep spirited investigation. Considering notions of self-reflection and meditation, Gluckman’s practice illustrates a poignant vision of cellular memory, passion and what it means to be human’.

Through the use of various visual references, colour and complex artistic detail, there is an arranging of a dazzling alchemy of contrasting colours and frequencies. This sharp eye attention to detail evokes sensations of both pure abstraction and a unique artistic vision of the world around us.

Gluckman’s work has been featured in various Design and Art publications including Art South Africa, VISI, Elle Decoration, House and Leisure, House and Garden, as well as the Art Business News and Architectural Digest in the USA. Having showcased artworks in solo exhibitions both locally and overseas, she is represented in many private and corporate collections in Australia, Dubai, Israel, South Africa Spain, the United Kingdom and USA. In South Africa this includes the Leeu Collection Franschhoek, M & C SAATCHI ABEL Collection, Rupert Collection,  South African Presidential Collection and The Spier Arts Collection.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018     CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

             ora(edge), CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2014     Pixels,  Artist House, Tel Aviv, Israel

2013     New Works Galia Gluckman, The Jewish Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

2009     Gallery 25 Ltd Booth,  International Artexpo, New York, USA

 

TW0 PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015¬†¬†¬†¬† Galia Gluckman ‚Äď Scapes and Penelope Stutterheime The Yearning , Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018     WINTER Exhibition (February), Everard Read London, London, United Kingdom

             Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2017     Cubicle Series, CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

             Abstract Show, CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

             Abstract Show, Everard Read Gallery, London, United Kingdom

             Cape Town Art Fair, CTICC, Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

             FNB Joburg Art Fair, Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016     Opening Gallery Exhibition, CIRCA London, London, South Africa

             The Space Between, South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

2015     Homage , Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

             WINTER, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

             EMPIRE, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

             CAPE TOWN ART FAIR, Everard Read Gallery Booth, Cape Town, South Africa

2014     Summer Season Part I, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

             Seeking Eden, Casa Labia Gallery, Casa Labia Muizenberg, South Africa

             Winter, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

             Salon 91 Booth, Cape Town Art Fair,  Cape Town, South Africa

             Epidermis, curated by Gilat Nadivi and Vera Pilpoul, Florentin 45, Tel Aviv, Israel

             Artlines Gallery, curated by Nicki Westcott, Kleinmond, Overberg, South Africa 

             Milk & Honey, South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

2013     Salon 91 Booth , Cape Town Art Fair,  Cape Town, South Africa

             I’d rather be swimming, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

             The Editions Show, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

             Shining Girls, curated by Jackie Lang, Cape Town, South Africa

             Artlines Gallery, curated by Nicki Westcott, Kleinmond, Overberg, South Africa 

2012     Impression: Sunset, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

             Artlines Gallery, curated by Nicki Westcott, Kleinmond, Overberg, South Africa 

             Rock Girl Ball Project, curated by Lauren Shantall, Freeworld Design Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

2010     Diana Levine Fine Art Booth, Design Boston, Boston, USA

             Group Show- Galerie Mistinguette Fine Art, Great Neck, New York, USA

2009     Group Show- Galerie Mistinguette Fine Art, Great Neck, New York, USA 

2008     Manhattan Arts Project,  Manhattan, New York, USA 

             ART SOURCE, Nevada City, California, USA

2007     Group Show- Organization of Independent Artists, Manhattan, New York, USA

             Hello Chelsea!, PS 35 Gallery, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, USA 

2006     Group Show - Women’s Studio Centre, Manhattan, New York, USA 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLCTIONS

Hilton Hotel Group, USA

M & C SAATCHI ABEL Collection, South Africa

Rupert Collection, South Africa

Roddick Collection, UK

South African Presidential Collection, South Africa

Further Private collections in Australia, Dubai, Israel, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and USA

 

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

2010     New York Public Artwork - commissioned by Great Neck, New York Major Jean Celender

2009     Winner of Global Green Artist Challenge , International ArtExpo, New York, USA

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

VISI, Fine Art Issue - Feature, South Africa, May 2014              

House & Garden - Feature, Conde Nast, South Africa, June 2014           

Private Edition, Sheer Artistry Issue - Feature, South Africa, July 2014              

Woman & Home - Feature, South Africa, July 2013

Arts South Africa - Online Feature, October 2013 http://art-south-africa.com/220-news-articles-2013/2092-in-conversation-with-galia-gluckman.html

Argus Weekend Edition - Feature, South Africa, 2012                     

The New Age, Arts & Culture Issue - Feature, South Africa, February 2012        

The Good Weekend - Feature, South Africa, February 2012

Good Taste - Cover & Feature, South Africa, October 2011     

O - The Oprah Magazine, Beautiful Things - Feature, South Africa, November 2011

Casaviva, Art Issue, Greece, 2010                  

Elle Decoration, South Africa, 2009 http://elledeco.blogspot.com/2009/03/report-from-nyc-galia-gluckman.html          

Art Business News, USA, January 2009       

Art Business News, USA, March 2009         

Art Business News, USA, May 2009             

Interior Design, Making Art, USA, August 2009

Interior Design, Best of the Year, USA, December 2009

House & Leisure, Conde Nast, South Africa South Africa, Online Article- http://www.houseandleisure.co.za/eco-conscious-art/