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About Peter Jacob Maltz

I am an Artist and Educator. I see myself as a chronicler on a pilgrim to the unknown. During this pilgrimage I document visually my personal life, the culture and society around me and everyday life. I believe that my drawings and sculpture are created out of a hunger to find great meaning in the time we live in.

As for my artistic language, I have been researching for more than twenty years the relation between the visual language and structures of narrative (diary writing, storytelling, allegorical literature ) . One of my work`s main characteristics is the juxtaposition of the mundane and spiritual.

The work encompasses the fields of sculpture and drawing and combines a multitude array of abstract and narrative expressive modes.Many of my sculptures are in fact reliefs made in the traditions of assemblage and casts . The reliefs create kind of “death masks” or “sculptural photographs” of an event which occurred in a specific location or document a period in my life.

My drawings almost always are created as a series or artist books, which I perceive as chronicles or motivational books . The drawings are another way of telling stories about the human search for meaning. In these pieces I combine a personal diary attitude with references to the history of art and literature.

Solo exhibitions and Projects

2018                         Pilgrimage to the center of the earth, Relief, The king Solomon Hotel,  Jerusalem

 

2017                         Open a Gate, (Winner of the Meiron Sima Prize) Artists house, Jerusalem

 

2015                         A day passes and another day comes, Israel Museum  

 

                                  Nature Quest, Alfred gallery, Tel aviv

 

2013                         Undercurrent, Kibbutz gallery, Tel Aviv

 

2011                         Roots, Artists house, Jerusalem (also a book)

 

2010                         The meeting point, outdoor sculpture, Jerusalem

 

                                  From here to there, outdoor work, Haifa

 

2009                         My book shelf, International Writer`s festival, Jerusalem

 

                                  Trip , Minshar gallery, Tel Aviv, (Curated by me)

 

2007                         I think I am – 3 meter Gallery, Tel aviv

 

2006                         Moral, Tal Esther Gallery, Israel

 

2004                          Anima, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel

2002                          Protection, Paradise – Video Zone, Herzeliya Museum, Herzeliya

2002                          Acne, Artists Studios Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel   

Education

 

2003 – 2005             MFA, Royal College of Art, Sculpture Department, London

 

1997 – 2001            B.F.A. magma cum laude, Department of art, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem

 

1999 – 2000            Exchange student, Hogeschule Den Bosch, Hertogenbosch, Holland

 

1998- 2001              Teacher of Art certificate, Kerem Teachers Institute, Jerusalem

 

2008-2009               Certified Meditation Instructor, Wingate institute

Prizes and Scholarships

2019       Culture Minister prize, Culture and Sports ministry, Israel

 

2017       Meiron Sima prize for visual art, Jerusalem

 

2015       The Lottery council, Scholarship for exhibition

 

              The Rabinowitz foundation, Tel Aviv

 

2010       Community artist, Ministry of Education and Culture, Israel

 

2006        Young Artist prize, Ministry of Education and Culture, Israel

 

2005        Artist – Teacher Scholarship, Ministry of Education and Culture, Israel

 

2003         Excellence Scholarship for overseas studies, America – Israel Cultural Foundation

 

2002         Sharet Scholarship Program, America – Israel Cultural Foundation

2001         Excellence prize, Art Department, Bezalel Academy

 

2000         Student Excellence prize, Wolf Foundation

Group exhibitions

I am an Artist and Tutor. I see myself as a chronicler on a pilgrim to the unknown. During this pilgrimage I document visually my personal life, the culture and society around me and everyday life. I believe that my drawings and sculpture are created out of a hunger to find great meaning in the time we live in.

As for my artistic language, I have been researching for more than ten years the relation between the visual language and structures of narrative (diary writing, storytelling, allegorical literature ) . One of my work`s main characteristics is the juxtaposition of the mundane and spiritual.

The work encompasses the fields of sculpture and drawing and combines a multitude array of abstract and narrative expressive modes.Many of my sculptures are in fact reliefs made in the traditions of assemblage and casts . The reliefs create kind of “death masks” or “sculptural photographs” of an event which occurred in a specific location or document a period in my life.

My drawings almost always are created as a series, which I perceive as chronicles. The drawings are another way of telling stories about the human search for meaning. In these pieces I combine a personal diary attitude with references to the history of art and literature.

Books and Catalogues

I am an Artist and Tutor. I see myself as a chronicler on a pilgrim to the unknown. During this pilgrimage I document visually my personal life, the culture and society around me and everyday life. I believe that my drawings and sculpture are created out of a hunger to find great meaning in the time we live in.

As for my artistic language, I have been researching for more than ten years the relation between the visual language and structures of narrative (diary writing, storytelling, allegorical literature ) . One of my work`s main characteristics is the juxtaposition of the mundane and spiritual.

The work encompasses the fields of sculpture and drawing and combines a multitude array of abstract and narrative expressive modes.Many of my sculptures are in fact reliefs made in the traditions of assemblage and casts . The reliefs create kind of “death masks” or “sculptural photographs” of an event which occurred in a specific location or document a period in my life.

My drawings almost always are created as a series, which I perceive as chronicles. The drawings are another way of telling stories about the human search for meaning. In these pieces I combine a personal diary attitude with references to the history of art and literature.

Teaching experience

since 2019              Head of the Visual Art department, Thelma Yellin, Art`s National high school

 

Since 2005             Tutor at the Bezalel art and design Academy, Jerusalem

 

(Sculpture, Drawing, Printing, Development of 1st year students, Curator of graduation show

And also, in charge of the exchange student`s program)

 

20012-2020            ARTCORE – visual facilitation services

2006-2008               Tutor at the Technion architecture faculty, Haifa

2007-2012               Sculpture Tutor, Minshar Art college, Tel Aviv

 

Peter Jacob Maltz