Yehudis Barmatz-Harris (b. Boston 1985) lives in Southeast Israel and works in new-media, assemblage, and installation. She holds a BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York, and a MART from Leslie College, Israel. Yehudis’ influences are multifaceted. As a Hasidic Jew, she is inspired by mysticism in artists such as Hilma of Klimt, while her methods are born out of American ecofeminist, process art movements. Her work focuses on the nexus of individual and community and embraces an identity as essential to artistic expression. Her site-specific projects include her public work “Well of Living Waters,” built with the help of local children in a low-income neighbourhood; “Triple Thread,” a memorial in conversation with older community members: and “Person Place and Thing,” a pop-up exhibition in the abandoned historical building of the seminal Eitz Haim Yeshiva. Yehudis has exhibited in Israel, the United States and in Europe.
Yehudis Barmatz-Harris (B. 1985) |Moshav Yesodot, Israel
MART Netanya College of Arts and Humanities, Israel 2016.BFA sculpture concentration, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2004-2008.
2020 "White Moon/Black Coffee" Beita Gallery, Jerusalem. Avital Naor Wexler.
2020 "Studio of Her Own Retrospective" David Yellin Social Gallery, Jerusalem. Dafna Yallon.
2019 “Spinoza: Marrano of Reason” Amstelkerk, Amsterdam. Janet Heit and Billha Zussman, with curatorial assistance by Goldie Gross.
2018 “Person Place or Thing” Site Specific Exhibition, Etz Haim Complex, Israel. Art Director, Aniam Dhery.
2018 “Water Shed Moments” Leichtag Foundation Gallery, Los Angeles. Rami Ozeri.
2017 "Yehudis Barmatz" Solo Exhibit/ Site Specific Installations, "Psalms Arts Festival" City of David, Israel.
2017 "Natural Instincts" Charter Oak Cultural Center, Connecticut. Goldie Gross, Yona Verwer.
2017 "Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth" Underground Prisoners Museum, Israel/ Derfner Museum, NY. Jewish Art Salon for Jerusalem Biennale of Contemporary Jewish Art 2017. Ori Zoltes.
2016 "Musrara Street Art Project" Israel. Studio of Her Own/Shimon Pinto.
2016 "Weird to be a Woman" Studio of Her Own Gallery, Israel. Liav Mizrahi.
2016 "Masterpieces, Contemporary Art Fair Affordable Works by Established, Emerging & Young Israeli Artists," Rosenbach Gallery, Israel. Netanel Bollag.
2016 "Amphi Bion" Inaugural Exhibit, Studio of Her Own Gallery, Israel.
2016 "Women's Work" American Cultural Center, Israel. Heddy Abromowitz.
2015 "Nitzozot" ICC Jerusalem/Pincus Hall, Israel. Adiya Porat Krigler.
2015 "Ima Iyla'a: the Art of Motherhood" 2nd Jerusalem Biennale, Heichal Shlomo Museum, Israel. Nurit Sirkis Banks.
2015 "The Seam Line" Public Installation on Haniviim St., Israel. Muslala Group, Rami Ozeri.
2014 "Crown Heights 4th Annual Celebration of Creativity" Creative Soul Gallery, NY. Yitzchak Moully.
2011 "Language" Underground Prisoners Museum. Israel.
2007 “Good News Newspaper” Public Art Collaboration. NY. Art Director, Hans Winkler.
“Miriam’s Well” video, Rosenbach Gallery, Israel. Loaned 2019-.
"The Triple Thread" Outdoor Memorial, Moshav Yesodot, Israel. Donated 2017.
"Miriam's Well," PARK AVENUE SYNAGOGUE’S ELI M. BLACK, LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER. Loaned 2017-2021.
Exhibition Grant, Mifal Hapayis, Israel, 2018.
Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, 2004-2008.
“In Conversation: Yehudis Barmatz,” Contemporary Art in Jerusalem, Nov 25, 2018.
“Hahar, Habayit, Viyadeinu.” Mashiv Haruach Journal of Poetry, Eliaz Cohen & Yonatan Kanada, eds. 2018.
"Yehudis Barmatz Represents the Breaking and Rebuilding After Giving Birth," Nashim Magazine, April 7, 2017.
“Yotzot La’or,” Nashim Magazine/Makor Rishon, Galyah Hepsh, March 2017.
“State of the Art,” Hadassah Magazine, Renee Ghert-Zand, August-September 2016.
Where Rachel Dwells photograph, Atar Ya | Mikdash Poetry Journal, ed. Avishar & Sivan Har-Shefi, V.1, Dec. 2015.
“The Mother of All Exhibitions,” Jerusalem Post, Barry Davis, October 9, 2015.
“On the Mountain and on the House,” Yediot Ahronot, Sivan Rahav-Meir, October 9, 2015.
“The Heat of the Candle against the Flaming Fire: Artist Yehudis Barmatz,” Hamodia Magazine, H. Yahalom, Dec. 3, 2015.
“The Art of Motherhood: The Back Story”, Jewish Art Salon, May 15, 2016.
“Challa Baking makes unexpected Printmaking in the Baker's Brand’’, Jewish Art Now, June 15, 2014.
“David B Wolk's Scriptural Paintings’’, Jewish Art Now, February 12, 2014.
Review: "My Soul Thirsts"- First Jerusalem Biennale, Jewish Art, Now October 31, 2013.
“Spiritual Journey”, CCAR Journal, February 2013.
“The Irreverence of Art and Contemporary Jewish Perspective”, Jewish Art Now, September 20, 2011.
HEFETZ Exhibition of alumni from Oman Higher School of the Arts for Ultra-Orthodox Women, Jewish Art Now, September 14, 2011.
2018 "Person Place or Thing" site specific exhibit in abandonded school building of Etz haim, Jerusalem: Project Director.
2018 “We Planted a Tree” Pop-Up community exhibit by local ultra-orthodox women artists, Yesodot, Israel.
2017 "Take Me Out" Group exhibition of Women Survivors of Domestic Violence, including from the Yad Sarah Family Center Art Workshops. Co-curator. Curator Vered Hadad. Coresh 14 Gallery, Jerusalem.
2015 "Ima Iyla'a: The Art of Motherhood" one of the ten selected exhibitions for the Second Jerusalem Biennale. Founder/Organizer. Curator Nurit Sirkis Bank, Co-Curator Noa Lea Cohen, Organizer/Playwright/Performer Alana Ruben Free.2008 "Making a Mark" Curatorial Assistant for David Gibson, Studio visits and Studio Notes, NYC.
Artnahta Community Studio, Founder-Director
Studio of Her Own/Alliance House Group, Studio Director
Yad Sarah Family Center, Art Workshop Series- Coordinator
Jewish Art Salon Fellow | Studio of Her Own Selected Member | Artnahta Yesodot Community Studio, Founding Member