Gila Greenfield is an Israeli artist who lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Greenfield mainly works in the media of painting and collage. In her work, she investigates the relationship between living spaces and the presence and absence of figures in them. The rooms in Greenfield’s works are assembled from photos from European and Japanese design magazines from the 1950s and 1960s, and from an Internet-based design program. In her works, Greenfield juxtaposes the illusionary depth of detailed, polished design elements with peeling walls, loosely washed flat backgrounds and dripping color, creating a tension between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional.
The living room in Greenfield’s paintings and collages becomes a meeting place of different times, cultures and points of view. Her paintings stage an encounter between the aesthetic and the crumbling and between the seductive and the abandoned. The motif of the woman as a symbol of beauty and a source of strength repeats in her work.
Greenfield has received a scholarship to study contemporary urban mural painting in France with Cité Création and she is currently a member of the artist group Artist Unit-e. Greenfield’s works have been exhibited in various exhibitions in Israel.
Photo credit: Olya Korshunova
2011 - 2014 Maya Cohen Levi, Chadar Avoda Art Studio, Tel Aviv Artists’ class
2001 - 2002 Cité Création Mural Painting Company, Lyon, France
specialization in Urban Murals on buildings, Trompe l’oeil
1995 - 1997 Jordan Wolfson Studio, Jerusalem, advanced studies in Figurative Art
1992 - 1995 Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (Vital), B.A. in Visual Communication
awards & scholarships
2001 Scholarship and residence in Lyon, France, awarded by the Jerusalem Municipality
2010 “Fata Morgana”, The Artists House, Tel Aviv
selected group exhibitions
2016 Fresh Paint 8 Art Fair, Independent Artists’ Green House, Yarid Hamizrach, Port of Tel Aviv
2016 “Iran Iran”, Kaye College Gallery, Beersheva
2015 “Erotica”, Zadic Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015 “Transportrait”, The Gay Center, Tel Aviv
2014 “Pauza”, Zadic Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014 “The Female Dimension”, Hakir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 “The 9”, The Artists House, Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut
2012 Graduates of The Artists Class of Chadar Avoda Art Studio, Red House Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 “Material, Color and Light”, The New Gallery of Design with Color, Nirlat Center, Design Center