Ruth Dorrit Yacoby

Biographical Notes

Born in 1952

EDUCATION

1978             pa   B.A. in Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

1982                Graduate School of Visual Arts, Beer Sheva, Israel

1983                Teacher Training School, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Since 1995       Working towards Master Degree in Mystics in Judaism, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer  Sheva, Israel

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

1981    Sharet Foundation, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

1986    Sharet Foundation, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

1988    Minister of Education and Culture Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Israel

1989    Visual Arts Project Grant, The Canadian Council of the Arts

1992    Visual Arts Project Grant, The Canadian Council of the Arts

1992    America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize

1995    Travel Grant, The Canadian Council of the Arts

1996    Prize of Creation, Ministry of Education and Culture

1998    Travel Grant, The Canadian Council of the Arts

2004     Creation Prize, Ministery of Education and Culture Israel

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

1986    Works 85-86, Arad Museum, Arad, Israel

1987    Special Exhibition: Dorrit Yacoby Paintings, Chief Curator Igal Zalmona, Israel Museum, Jerusalem,       Israel

1989    Dorrit Yacoby, Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery, Rehovot, Israel

            Dorrit Yacoby's Works, Abraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer   Sheva, Israel

            Dorrit Yacoby, Mishkan Le'Omanut Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel

1990    Dorrit Yacoby, Kunst-Auktionshaus Poorhosaini, Darmstadt, Germany

            Works 87-90, The Art Gallery of YMHA Bergen County, Washington Township, New Jersey,      USA

            Works 87-90, Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

1991    Dorrit Yacoby, Gallerie Gottfried Weber House, Freinsheim, Germany

            War Signals, K.A.A.I., Kingston, Ontario, Canada

            War Signals, Connexion Gallerie, Fredericton, Canada

            Dorrit Yacoby, Gallerie Kurhaus, Bad Zalhausen, Germany

            War Signals, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncaton, Canada

            War Signals, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1992    New Works of Dorrit Yacoby, Gallery am Dambach, Aachen, Germany

            War Signals, Arnold Gottlieb Gallery, Toronto, Canada

            Dorrit Yacoby, The Saydie Bronfman Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada

            Daphna Naor Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

1993    The P.C.I. Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany

            Eyla's S Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1994    "Vessel of the Soul", Arad Museum, Arad, Israel

            New Works, Haldenslaben, Germany

            Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel

            Gallerie Himmelreich, Magdeburg, Germany

            Industrie Kredit bank AG, Berlin, Germany

            Sara Levy Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1995    "Flying Woman and White Erosion", North Dakota Museum, USA

            Dresden Archive Gallery, Dresden, Germany

            "Woman and Paint", Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada

            "Flying Woman and White Erosion", Jewish Community Center, Vancouver, Canada

            "Vessel of the Soul", Visual Theatre Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

            "Letters to Yael, Journey to Osaka", Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel

1996    Mulheim Museum of Contemporary Art, Mulheim, Germany

            Canadian Art Gallery, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

            Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

            2001 Art Gallery, Kobe, Japan

            Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, People Republic of China

            Avraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

            Dynslakn, Bank Sparkasse, Dynslakn, Germany

            Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

            Notices - The Gallery, Singapore

            Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

1997    Flying in the Fragile Light, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

            Flying Woman, Kolon, Germany

            To Have and To Hold, Songowon Gallery, Kwangju, Korea

1998    To Have and To Hold, Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

            Woman Holding Chaos and Pain, Dresdner Bank, Mainz, Germany

            The Secret Rose Garden of the Angels, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico

1999    The Secret Rose Garden of the Angels, National Museum of Peru, Lima, Peru

            Woman Holding the Sun and the Moon, Gallery 2001, Kobe, Japan

            Woman Holding the Sun and the Moon, Contemporary Art Center, Sabea, Japan

            Woman Holding the Sun and the Moon, Centro Cultural Recolata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2000    Gate of Tears, Rain of Roses, Pontifical Council for Culture of the Holy See, The Vatican

Gate of Tears, Rain of Roses, Abraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

2004    For Thou Wilt Light My Candle, Korner Park Gallery, Berlin

            The Woman of the Thousand Voices, Key Art College, Beer Sheva, Israel

2005    The Woman of the Thousand Voices, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile

             The Woman of the Thousand Voices, Peoblo Blanco cultural Center, Punta del Este, Uruguay.

 

2006     The Woman of the Thousand Voices, Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, Montevideo Uruguay.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

1983    Artists of the Negev, Municipal Gallery, Arad, Israel

1984    Ahad Ha'am Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1985    Ahad Ha'am Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1986    "Pressure Cooker", Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel

            Scholarship Winners Exhibition, Sharet Foundation, America Cultural Foundation, Tel Aviv          Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

            "Summer Show", Mary Anne McCarthy Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA

            "Art Israel, the 1980's", Mary Anne McCarthy Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA

1987    Meimad Visual Arts Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

            "Visiting Card", curated by Dr. Gideon Ofrat, Bezalel Academy Art Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

            "Found Materials", The Art Workshop Gallery, Yavneh, Israel

            "On the Ground", Kalisher 5 Art Gallery, Omanut La'am, Tel Aviv, Israel

1988    "Fresh Paint: Contemporary Israeli Art", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

            "Yezier Ramon", Curated by Dr. Gideon Ofrat, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

            Special Show, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel

1990    18 Kunstler aus Israel, Die Pupme, Berlin, Germany

            Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

            "Feminine Presence: Israeli Women Artists in the 70's and the 80's", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

1991    "Summer 1991: Israeli Art Now - An Extensive Presentation", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

            "The Presence of the Absence: The Empty Chair", The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel           Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

            "Perching 91", Jaffa House of Artists, W.L.S.Y., Tel Aviv, Israel

            Israeli Art Month, Painting and Sculpture, Israel Festival, Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel

            Emptiness in Israeli Contemporary Art, The Art Workshop Gallery, Yavneh, Israel

1992    "Painting Flowers Now", Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery, Rehovot, Israel

            "From the Limits of the West" (the 500th anniversary of the Expulsion from Spain), Jerusalem      Theatre, Jerusalem; Artist's House, Tel Aviv , Israel

            Abraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

            "Seeing Through: Transparency of Color and Material in Contemporary Israeli Art, Arad   Museum;         Bat-Yam Museum; HaZore'a Museum, Israel

            Postscripts: End Representations in Contemporary Israeli Art, The Genia Schreiber University Art             Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

            Ayala Zacs Abrahamov Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

            Josh Baer Gallery, New York, USA

1993    "The Range of Realism", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

1994    "Raw Material", Yaffet Gallery, Jaffa, Tel Aviv; Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel

            "Encounters", Joe Alon Museum, Kibbutz Lahav, Israel

            Dafna Naor Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

            “First Person Unknown”, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod; Bat Yam Museum, Bat Yam; The Art     Workshop Gallery, Yavneh; Israel

1995    Contribution to UNICHEF, Istanbul, Turkey

            Dialogue, Cosmos Gallery, Vienna, Austria

            Dialogue, Bad Kissingen Kunsthalle, Bad Kissingen, Germany

            Dialogue, Graz - Kunsthalle - Graz, Germany

            Art Expo, Istanbul, Turkey

            Containers of the Soul, Merkin Gallery, New York, USA

1996    Link Hambhach Castle, Castle of Bad, Durkheim, Germany

            Blue and White, Binnet Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

            Letters for Peace, Eretz-Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; Amman, Jordan; traveling show, U.S.A.

            Women’s Work, Yadaim Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

            Vision of the New Morning, Hambacher; Schiab Neustadt, Germany

            Woman’s Voice Against Violence, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel

            Israeli Artists in Dresden, House of Parliament of Saxony, Germany

            Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

10 Years of Ministry of Education and Culture Prize Winners Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

            Creation Prize, Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, Israel

1997    Samson and Delilah, Ashdod Museum, Ashdod, Israel

            Women Against Violence, Hebrew Union College, New York

            Portraits, Bat-Yam Municipal Museum, Israel

            Trianalle, New Delhi, India

            Miniature, traveling exhibition, Italy

            Women of the Eighties in Israeli Art, Artists’ House, Haifa, Israel

1998    Women of the Nineties in Israeli Art, Artists’ House, Haifa, Israel

            Gallerie des artist, Singapore

            Forum of Peace, Givataim Theater, Israel

            Current State-of-Affairs, Arad Museum, Israel

            Hachmi Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

1999    Plasmo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2000    The Human Figure in the Third Millenium, The Vatican

2002     Artists Against the Occupation, traveling exhibition

Homage to a Great Master, Givatayim Theater, Israel

Matter as Spirit, Spirit as Matter, Umm el-Fahem Gallery of Art Israel

Reflections of Light, Haifa Theater Gallery, Israel

Empowerment: Female Leadership, David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

2003    The Wandering Library, The Artists’ Museum, Venice Biennale, Italy

            Art of the Eighties, Oranim College Gallery, Israel

            Screening of Gate of Tears, Rain of Roses, Oren Suns Foundation, New York

2004    The Masked Ball, The Corine Mamman Ashdod Museum, Israel

            Women Love, Thirty + Three, Haifa Theater Gallery, Israel

            The Wandering Library, The Artists’ Museum, Lodz, Poland

2005     As if the plenty never stopped, High-Touch, Hertzeliya, Israel 

             Urim-lights, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

             Recipients Prizes in Art from the Ministry of Education and Culture, 2004, Tel Aviv Museum of Art      

2006     Receptacles of spirit, Museo de la Cultura Maya Chetumal, Mexico

2007     Alchemy, The new Gallery, Jerusalem

 

PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

 

Mr. Ronald S. Lauder, USA

Mr. Leon Recanati, Israel

Carmen Gimenez, Madrid, Spain

Arad Museum, Arad Israel

Ayala Zacs-Abramov, Jerusalem, Israel

Ein Harod Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel

Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Dan Mayer, Paris, France

Musee d'Art Moderne, La Terrasse, Saint Etienne, France

Gabriele Uelsberg Collection, Aachen, Germany

Kapito Collection, Germany

Peter Raue Collection, Berlin, Germany

Poorhosaini Collection, Insbruck, Austria

Canada Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada

Discount Bank, New York, USA

The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada

Judy Mastai, Vancouver, Canada

Sara Reisman, Montreal, Canada

Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Wan Fang Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Jacky and David Berger, Israel

Santa and Norbert Pinch, Berlin, Germany

Uri and Tami Slonim, Israel

Charles Andy Bronfman, Montreal, Canada

Akiko Nawata, Tokyo, Japan

Louis Hammel, Tokyo, Japan

William Chan, Singapore

Mee Din Castronavo, Singapore

Mariko Ito, Tokyo, Japan

2001 Gallery, Kobe, Japan

Mulheim Museum, Mulheim, Germany

Notices The Gallery, Singapore

Komho Cultural Foundation, Kwangju, Korea

Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

The Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture

Estrid and Henry Misrachi, Madrid, Spain

Dina Recanati

Miriam Doron

Amnon Goldenberg

Tulio Demicheli, Madrid, Spain

The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Israel

Joseph Hackmey – Israel Phoenix Collection

Jennifer and David Serrour, Mexico

Mary Beth Sherydon, Washington, USA

Avi Angel, Israel