Zohar Wallach   ·   Mixed Media Paintings

About Zohar Wallach

About Zohar Wallach

An Israel native of 1965, Zohar’s artistic passion started at a young age when she used to experiment with organic components and paint on anything she could find. After completting her Bachelors of Arts degree in Haifa University, followed by Handwriting Analysis studies, Zohar joined the corporate world as a human resources consultant. It was only after she moved to Canada in 1998, that Zohar finally became a professional artist, as the Alberta landscape inspired her to pursue her original passion. Zohar has an intuitive approach which incorporates dynamic sequences into the most trivial elements.Over the years she developed her unique style of work by applying  layers of paint, pigment and sand onto the canvas, letting it determine the course of the image. Working with her hands, she continually modifies each layer by peeling and distressing it, while adding new pigments as she goes along. Working with the natural tendencies of the materials, Zohar allows the spontaneous alchemy between her mediums to unfold and follow natural elements that form within the layers. Marbled color combinations emerge from the layers, mirroring the artist’s own methodical process.The course of Zohar’s work is highly intensive and each work takes several weeks to complete as the different layers dry and become a new denotation. Zohar’s interest in natural mechanisms and organic elements is reflected in her work. She demonstrates a keen sensitivity to those basics, turning subtle variations in texture and tone into images with a powerful physicality and an otherworldly sense of mystery. Her skill at handling color, combined with her strong compositions, result in works that vividly project a sense of space, depth and movement.The visual world she creates is engaged in a process of transformation and change, presenting to the viewer reflections on natural forces that shape different structures found in nature. Focus wanders back and forth across each piece, legible in large streaks of saturated pigments and smaller flecks, both fluid and crystallized. Zohar’s paintings are being sought after by corporate and private collections all over the world. She resides with her family in Calgary, Canada.

 Selected Exhibitions:

October 2007 –  Nicklas Group Gala, Calgary,  Solo Exhibition

November 2009- Calgary Jewish Film Festival, Calgary,  Solo Exhibition

October 2010- One Hundred Wines Gallery, Calgary,  Solo Exhibition

May 2012 – ‘Source of Light’ Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary,  Solo Exhibition

May 2014- YYC  Fashion Week, Calgary, Group Exhibition

May 2015- ‘Calgary Cultural Clash’, Odyssia Fine Arts, Group Exhibition.

May 2015- Elbow valley Residents Club, Calgary, Solo Exhibition

October 2015- ‘The Verve of Abstraction’, Agora Art Gallery, New York, Solo Exhibition

November 2015- ‘Contemporary Perspectives’ , Agora Art Gallery, Chelsea New York, Group Exhibition.

January 2016 – South Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas,  Juried International Exhibition

April 2016- ‘Art is Now’, Galleria 360, Florence, Italy,  Selected Group Exhibition

June 2016 – ‘Dialogue’, Ashok Jain Gallery, New York,  Selected Group Exhibition

November 2016 – Gora Gallery, Montreal – Solo Exhibition

March 2017 – Metropolitan Gallery, Las Vegas,  Juried International Exhibition

September 2017 – ‘Action/Reaction’ Ashok Jain Gallery, New York,  Group Exhibition.

October 2017 – Elbow valley Residents Club, Calgary,  Solo Exhibition.

December 2017 – ‘Diversity’ Yukyung Art Museum, Geoje, South Korea,  Selected Group Exhibition.

December 2017 – Spectrum Art Fair- Miami, FL, Juried Group Exhibition.

January 2018 – Ashok Jain Gallery, New York, Anniversary Group Exhibition.

January 2018 –  Art Stage Singapore, Singapore, Selected Group Exhibition.

February 2018 – ‘Art in Florence’, Galleria 360, Florence, Italy, Group exhibition.

March 2018- Artifact Art gallery, New York , Solo Exhibition

April 2018 – Artexpo New York, New York, Group Exhibition.

April 2018 – Museum of Art and Design, New York,  Award Ceremony and Exhibition.

October 2018 – Ashok Jain gallery, New York, Group Exhibition.

Awards:

Artavita, Santa Barbara, CA- Award of Excellence, 2015.

Tiepolo- Arte Milano International Award, Milano, Italy.

Artavita, Santa Barbara, CA- Award of Excellence, 2017.

ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Art and design New York.

Public Collections:

Place 9-6, downtown Calgary.

Feldman Foot and Ankle Specialists Clinic, Calgary.

Barclay Street Real Estate, Calgary.

Niklas group, calgary.

Yukyung Art Museum, Geoje, South Korea.

Publications:

October 2015 – Press release Point, New York.

October 2015 – Wall Street International, New York.

Summer 2015 – Art Spectrum magazine – New York.

Current Masters Volume 1, 2015, Juried Art Publication, Limited Edition, Masters Art Book.

July 2017- Ivy Mark Magazine – featured artist.

Current masters Volume 3, 2017,  Juried Art Publication, Limited Edition, Masters Art Book.

2017- 2018 – Arttour international Magazine.