About Zohar Wallach
Born in Israel in 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.
Seolected Exhibitions, publications and awards
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 – Gerry Thomas Art Gallery, Calgary – Solo Exhibition
May 2014- YYC Fashion Week, Calgary- Group Exhibition
May 2015- ‘Calgary Cultural Clash’, Odyssia Fine Arts and design, Group Exhibition.
May 2015- Elbow valley Residents Club, Calgary- Solo Exhibition
June 2015 – Art Spectrum magazine publication, summer 2015
October 2015- ‘The verve of abstraction’, Agora Art Gallery, Chelsea 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 – South Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas – Juried International exhibition
September 2017 – ‘Acton/Reaction’ Ashok Jain Gallery, New York – Group Exhibition.
October 2017 – Elbow valley Residents Club, Calgary – Solo Exhibition.
March 2018- Artifact Art gallery, New York – Solo Exhibition
Artavita Art Competition, Santa Barbara, CA- Award of Excellence, 2015.
ATIM’s Top Masters of Contemporary Art Award.
Current Masters 2015, Juried Art Publication, Masters Art Book- Limited Edition.
July 2017- Ivy Mark Magazine – featured artist.