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.
Photo credit: Olya Korshunova
2021 - 2023 Hakolel, Contemporary Art Studio, Tel Aviv
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
1995 - 1997 Jordan Wolfson Studio, Jerusalem, advanced studies in Figurative Painting
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, solo exhibition at the Artists house Tel Aviv; 2000–2014 Worked on commissioned urban mural paintings on buildings and in public spaces in Israel and abroad; 2016 Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair, Independent Artists’ Greenhouse, Tel Aviv; 2017 On Consciousness and Interiors, two person exhibition with her father, the Artist Yitzhak Greenfield, Artspace ,Tel Aviv; 2019 Living Room Fantasies, solo exhibition at the Artists house Tel Aviv; 2020-2023 Out of the Box Project, Artiq.Israel, Jaffa, Tel Aviv; 2022 As a Material in the Hand of the Creator, The Space Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; She has participated in group exhibitions in Israel and abroad and received a residency grant as part of her studies with Cité Création. Her works are in private collections in Israel, USA, Germany and Switzerland.