Tirtzah Bassel is an Israeli artist based in New York. Her drawings, paintings and site-responsive installations explore the relationships between power and space, and the permeable borders between public and private domains. Recent exhibition venues include Kunstverein Worms, Germany (2017), Volta NY (2017), FOR-SITE Foundation, California (2016), BRIC Arts Media Center, Brooklyn (2016), The Visual Arts Center, New Jersey (2015),  Slag Gallery, Brooklyn (2014, 2015), Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn (2015),  The Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery at Nassua Community College, New York (2015) and Volta Basel, Switzerland (2015). Her work has appeared in Frieze MagazineHyperallergic, The Boston Globe, KQED, San Fransisco Chronicle, The Art NewspaperHuffington Post and Arts in Bushwick, among others. Tirtzah holds an MFA from Boston University and she studied drawing and painting at the Jerusalem Studio School in Israel. She is assistant director of the Brandeis Institute of Music and Art at Brandeis University and teaches in the Visual and Critical Studies Department at SVA in New York. Tirtzah is a resident artist in the Chashama Workspace Program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and is represented by Slag Gallery in Brooklyn and Galerie Thomas Fuchs in Stuttgart, Germany.


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