ILYA GEFTER

ILYA GEFTER

​​​Ilya---film--3Ilya Gefter is a skilled representational artist who uses oil paints or inks to convey poignant and deeply personal experiences of place.
In each image, Gefter negotiates
a delicate balance between subjectivity or intuition and observation.
His paintings, he writes, “are always born somewhere between the Experience and the Ideal.”

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia 1980
Lived and studied in Canada and the USA 1994-2003
Lives and works in Israel since 2004

Education:
2004 Jerusalem Studio School; Jerusalem, Israel
1999 – 2003 Maryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore, USA. BFA Summa cum Laude
2001 Studio Art Centers International; Florence, Italy
1999 York University; Toronto, Canada

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 “The City: Paintings and Ink Washes”
Rothschild Fine Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 “Works on Paper” Charlotte Hale & Associates, Toronto, Canada
2014 “Residence Permit” Savina Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013 “Paintings” Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (two-person show)
2013 “Lights” Bernard Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 “Spaces and Figures” Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2008 “Ilya Gefter: Paintings” Golconda Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007 “In Contrast” Leonardo Gallery, Toronto, Canada (two-person show)
2006 “Old World New World” Leonardo Gallery, Toronto, Canada (two-person show)
2002 “Works on Paper” Maryland Institute; Baltimore, USA
2002 “A Year in Italy” Veni Vidi Gallery; Port Perry, Canada
2001 “Encore” Veni Vidi Gallery; Port Perry, Canada
2000 “Works Thus Far” Veni Vidi Gallery; Port Perry, Canada

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Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 Annual Winter Exhibition, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2012 Summer Exhibition, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2012 Landscapes and Color, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2011 New Acquisitions, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, USA
2007 Presences, Painters and Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007, 2004 Krasota, Magic Door Gallery; Sunderland, Canada
2005 Had Gadya, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2004 Work in Progress, Artspace Galley; Jerusalem, Israel
2004 Unusual Suspects, Gallery One; Toronto, Canada

Selected Grants and Awards:

2012 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2007 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, E. Greenshields Foundation, Canada
2003 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, E. Greenshields Foundation, Canada
2003 John Hirsch Scholarship for the Arts; JIAS Canada
2001 John Hirsch Scholarship for the Arts; JIAS Canada
1999 John Hirsch Scholarship for the Arts; JIAS Canada
1999 David Jacobs Full Tuition Scholarship; Maryland Institute, College of Art, USA
1999 Academic Excellence Scholarship; Maryland Institute, College of Art, USA

Teaching Positions:
2007 – ‘14 Ha-Tahana School for Figurative Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Instructor
2012 – ‘14 Sadnaot Omaney Ha-Kibbutz, Tel Aviv, Israel. Instructor
2010 Durham College, Oshawa, Canada. Professor
2004 – ‘09 Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel. Instructor

Selected Collections:
Yale University, New Haven CT, USA
Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA
Marina Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
Heintzman House, Thornhill, Canada Elie Wiesel, USA

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Ilya Gefter | Alenbi
Oil on canvas, 60X80 cm

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Ilya Gefter | Alenbi
Oil on canvas, 60X80 cm
 



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