About Tamar

Tamar Hirschl-Snyder was born in Zagreb, Croatia and lives and works in New York, NY and Tel Aviv, Israel. Present-day issues of political and cultural unrest are topics of particular interest to Hirschl, who migrated to Israel after the Holocaust. During the summer of 2014, her solo exhibition, “The Testimony of the Deer” opened at the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art in Israel. This body of work, spanning 2002-2012, explored the effects of human conflict and urbanism on nature and the environment in a series of paintings, murals, video, and mixed media sculpture. Recently, she has turned her focus to cultural mapping, the embattled state of Israel, and the plight of political refugees. According to the artist, the modern history of Israel can stand as an archetype for the condition of the displaced everywhere. From early history to current events in the Middle East, refugees have existed in a state of eternal return. As a side project to facing such traumatic issues head-on, a hopeful strand of work has emerged, of musicians and performers depicted in a jazzy and expressionist style.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
The Testimony of the Deer, Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art

2010
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2008
Smith Parada Gallery, Washington, DC
UJA Federation, New York, NY
Mizel Museum, Denver, CO

2006
Hebrew Union College-JIR Museum, New York, NY
Mestrovic National Gallery, Split, Croatia

2004
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Gregory Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Stendhal, New York, NY
Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery/Walter Reade Theater, NYC
Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY (Official Poster, 38th NY Film Festival)
Museum Center Julije Klovic, Zagreb, Croatia
Split Summer Festival, Split, Croatia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Paint By Numbers, HUC-JIR, New York, NY
A Brown Paper Folder, Beit Terezin, Givatayim, Israel
Tower of Babel, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Women Gazing Inward, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Evil: A Matter of Intent, HUC-JIR, New York, NY

2014 

The Flow of Life, Galerie Vierraumladen, Berlin, Germany
Scene and Unseen, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

2013
Photo Marks, Galerie Memorie L’Avenir, Paris, France
Bridging the Gap, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY
Nothing is Small or Big in the Universe, Palazzo Bufalini, Perugia, Italy
Bridging the Gap, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY
Touched by the Holocaust, Synagogue for the Arts, New York
It’s All About Energy, Onishi Gallery, New York
Growl, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

2012
In the Place We Live, M55 Gallery, Long Island City
Eye to I, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
Videorover III, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY (also travelled to Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans)

2011
Terror: Artists Respond, Dershowitz Center Gallery at Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
MAP, ARTLIFEFORTHEWORLD Foundation, Venice, IT
Pause Cafe, Memoire de L’Avenir, Paris, FR
The Artist Project, New York, NY
Gathering Sparks, Mizel Museum of Art, Denver, CO
Counterpoints: New York Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY

2010
The Dura Europos Project, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Heart—Center of Life: Works from the New York Society of Women Artists, Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
Benefizgala, Förderverein der Freunde des Chaim Sheba Medical Centers
Tel Hashomer E.V. Deutschland, Berlin, Germany
2010 International Juried Show, Rogue Space Gallery, New York, NY
The Meaning of the Line, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
LABA’s Guests, 14th Street Y, New York, NY

2009
Art Viceroy, Miami, FL HUC-JIR Museum, New York, NY

2008
Talent Preview, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
The Heart—Center of Life: Works from the New York Society of Women Artists, Pfizer, New York, NY
Newark Open Doors, Gallery 744, Newark, NJ
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Women Artist-Activists’ National Traveling Exhibition, MA, CA, NC
HUC-JIR Museum, New York, NY
Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
Demonstrations of Ecological Modes of Operation in Art, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY
SCOPE International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2007
Lincoln Center’s Scanners 2007 New York Video Festival, New York, NY
Cool Globes Public Art Project, Chicago, IL
Nurture Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sotheby’s artIs 2007: Israel Contemporary Art in New York, at HUC-JIR Museum

2006
NYSWA at the Art Students League, New York, NY
School of Visual Arts Residency Exhibition, New York, NY
Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Krasdale Gallery, New York, NY
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) RedHead Project Space, New York, NY

2005
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
International Istanbul Biennale, Official Independent Project, Istanbul, Turkey
Cooper Union Residency Exhibition, New York, NY
Waterways Project, adjunct to 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Krasdale Gallery, White Plains, New York
Marshall G. Allan Collection at the Chelsea Hotel, New York, NY
NYSWA 80th Anniversary at The Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

EDUCATION

Lesley College, MA, Cambridge, MA
The State College of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Tel Aviv Kalisher School of Art, Israel
Bezalel School of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

RESIDENCIES

2006
SVA Summer Residency Program

2005
Cooper Union Residency Program

COLLECTIONS

American Friends of Rabin Medical Center
Loreen Arbus
Sigmund Balka
William J. Clinton Presidential Center
Beit Halohem, Tel Aviv
Hebrew Union College, New York
Plantex
Queens Museum of Art
Sheba Medical Center, Berlin
Tel Aviv Museum
Dr. Agnes Varis (AGVAR)

REGISTRIES/FLAT FILES

9/11 Memorial Museum
MoMA/P.S. 1 Studio Visit
Artists Space
NurtureArt

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011
Whelan, Aubrey. “Images of Ben-Gurion and Ahmadinejad Update Ancient Frescoes”. The Jewish Daily Forward. January 18

2009
Weintraub, Linda. “Demonstrations of Ecological Modes of Operation for Art”. The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Journal, Fall

2008
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2007
Artner, Alan G. “‘Cool Globes’ Teaches While It Delights”. The Chicago Tribune, June 7
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ben-Haim, Tsipi. “Tamar Hirschl’s Time Bomb”. Yedioth America, January

2006
Finkelpearl, Tom. “Things Fall Apart: Tamar Hirschl and Collage”. The Queens Courier, December
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“Moment Gallery: Tamar Hirschl: Mementos III”. Moment Magazine, October
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2005
Lyons, Jessica.” Artist Uses Canvas to Inspire”. Queens Courier, December
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Roche, John. “Krasdale Galleries Nurture Art in the Workplace”. Bronx Times, September
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2004
Hagen, Susan. “Conflict Resolution”. The Philadelphia City Paper, November
Williams Vance, Donna. “Artist Hirschl Brings ‘Memories’ to Art Alliance”. Philadelphia Daily News, November

2001
Lombardi, D. Dominick. “At Home and In Israel, Expressing Passions”. The New York Times, December

2000
Sedlar, Jakov, producer, Martin Sheen, narrator. Bridges of Memories (film). Government of Croatia and Jerusalem Films
Charles, Goldie. “Israelis at New York Film Festival”. The Jewish Week, September
Elhadez, Eitan. Triumph of the Spirit. Kol America, November
Mendelsohn, John. “Continuity Out of Discontinuity”. The NY Jewish Week, November
Boos, Michelle. “Art the Thread of her Existence”. Art Tribune, May