Ruthi Helbitz Cohen

Mixed Media

The Israeli artist Ruthi Helbitz Cohen invites the spectator to enter the shadow of the soul. Her archaic figures remind the observer of a sunken culture to put an end to the pillage of the world. Her works are realized through sheets of tracing paper, scotch tape, fabric softener, paint, ink and other substances, creating a “mixed media”. They touch on youth and innocence and its loss as well as on sexuality and motherhood, and the anxiety it causes.
In addition to the numerous museum exhibits in Israel, she was invited to show her work in Germany, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Greece, China, and the USA. Alongside the artistic work in her studio, Ruthi teaches art in both the Beit Berl Arts College and the Oranim College.

Artist Info

RUTHI HELBITZ COHEN


Biography


Born in 1969 in Israel
Lives and works in Ein Vered and Tel Aviv, Israel

Education

2008-2010

MFA, Oranim Academy of Art, Tivon/IL

1997-1998

BFA, Art Department, Haifa University, Haifa/IL

1992-1993

BFA, Hamidrasha School of Art, Art Department, Beit Berl/IL

1991-1992

BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Art Department, Jerusalem/IL

1989-1991

BFA, Art and Psychology studies, University of Haifa/IL

Prizes and Awards

2013

Award for Visual Arts, Israeli Ministry of Culture

2008

Prize for the Encouragement of Creation, Ministry of Culture, Science and Sport

2004

Artist-Teacher Award, Ministry of Culture and Science

2002

First Portrait, the Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts
Artist-Teacher Award, Ministry of Culture and Science

1994-1997

Keren Sharet Scholarship Program Award, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

Solo Shows

2017

Daphne, ICI – Israeli Cultural Center, Budapest/HU
A deed without a name, Zsilip, Budapest/HU
A deed without a name, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki/GR
KunstRAI, represented by Helga Hofman Gallery, Amsterdam/NL
Fresh Paint art fair, represented by WHITECONCEPTS Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL
Sunset, Haifa Museum, Haifa/IL

2016

POSITIONS Berlin art fair, Berlin/DE

2015

Veil of Tears, Herzliya Museum, Herzliya/IL

2014

Helga Hofman Gallery, Alphen aan den Rijn/NL
Four Matriarchs and a Reminder, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

2013

Without Frames, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou/CN

2012

The Spider´s Strategy, Beelden Aan Zee Museum, The Hague/NL
Whispers, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

2011

On the Edge, Nahum Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv/IL
Black Mamba with Tali Ben Bassat, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

2010

Site Specific, part of SISYPHOS, POLYLOG, Tower Gallery, Cologne/DE

2009

Free but Securely Held, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL
Free but Securely Held, Oranim Gallery, the Academy College of Education, Tivon/IL
Damsel´s House, Helena Rubenstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv/IL

2008

Mind the Gap, Herzliya Museum, Herzliya/IL
Mind the Gap, Evi Guggenheim Gallery, Paris/F

2007

Distorsion, Umtrieb Gallery, Kiel/DE

2006

Mind the Gap, Umtrieb Gallery, Kiel/DE
New Works, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

2004

The Cliff Gallery, Netanya/IL

2003

Boomerang, Tel Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

2002

I Will Have to Restrain It, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL
I Will Have to Restrain It, Israel Academy College, Emek/IL

2001

New Works, Tel Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

1998

Sweet Dreams, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod/IL

1995

New Works, Gallery at Borochov, Tel Aviv/IL

Selected group exhibitions

2017

Art Market Budapest, represented by WHITECONCEPTS, Millenáris, Budapest/HU
POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, represented by WHITECONCEPTS, Arena, Berlin/DE

2016

NordArt 2016, Israeli Pavilion, Buedelsheim/DE
KunstRAI, represented by Helga Hofman Gallery, Amsterdam/NL

2015

Summer Exhibition, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL
Helga Hofman Gallery, Aalphen aan den Rijn/NLN

2014

The Chicago Triangle, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa/IL
Helga Hofman Gallery, Aalphen aan den Rijn/NL
New Works – Spring, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

2013

Summer Exhibition, Gordon Gallery & Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv/IL

2010

Still Life, Dana, Art Gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai/IL

2007

Lo-li-ta, Office Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL
In&Out, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

2006

Preview Berlin Art Fair, Berlin/DE

2004

Brantesburg Gallery, Copenhagen/DK
Body Marks, Tivon/IL

2003

Love is in the Air, Time of Art, Tel Aviv/IL
First Portrait, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Museum of Art, Tel Aviv/IL
Oranim Gallery, Tivon/IL

2002

The Cliff Gallery, Netanya/IL

2003

Boomerang, Tel Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

2002

At Home, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL
Imagine – 300 Artists for Co-Existence, Um El Fahem/IL

2001

Artists Against The Hard Hand Policy, Um El Fahem/IL

1996

Ami Steinitz Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL
Sharet Foundation Award Winners, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan/IL
Traveling Exhibition of Sharet Foundation Award Winners, USA

1995

Co-Existence, Mitzpe Ramon/IL
Sharet Foundation Award Winners, University Gallery, Tel Aviv/IL

1994

Hamidrasha Final Show, Nofar Gallery
Tiger, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Jaffa/IL
Painting Above And Beyond, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan/IL
Art Focus, Art Union, Tel Aviv/IL