LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Ruti Singer was born in Southern Africa (Swaziland) in 1961. Lives and works in Kfar Yona, Israel. Holds a BFA in Cinema and Television (1987), and an MFA in Theater and Lighting Design (1994), both from Tel Aviv University. Recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation prize. In recent years she studied painting and sculpture in private workshops and courses, including Japanese Sumi-e ink painting, and classes with artist Yadid Rubin and artist/curator Revital Ben-Asher Peretz.
Singer engages mainly in drawing and painting in ink and mixed technique on paper, in varying sizes, as well as drawing-based video art. In her work, abstract black ink landscapes seep through the fibers of delicate, fragile paper. The stains permeate the tissue, bleeding through to the other side, taking on a life of their own, delineating dynamic and dramatic storms or alternatively subtle vibrations of nature and the minutest whispers of existence. Juxtaposed over these monochromatic backdrops inspired by Japanese and Chinese traditions are fragments of images, creatures or objects distilled from her collected images, whether current or born from the physical and emotional landscapes of her childhood.
Her works explore socio-political themes alongside more personal motifs. They address the interrelations between humans and their connection with and affect upon nature, while examining how collective identities and sensibilities are created and interwoven.
1994 – MfA Stage design and lighting, Tel-Aviv University
1987 – BfA Cinema and television, Tel-Aviv University specializing in animation
Winner of the America-Israel Culture Fund prize
Studied painting, sculpture and art in private classes, including Japanese ink painting and calligraphy, with well-known artists in Israel including Maya Cohen-Levi, Margot Gran, Yadid Rubin and the artist and curator Revital Ben Asher Perets.
2020 “Tears of Milk”, Tel-Aviv Artist’s House. Curator: Revital Ben-Asher Peretz
2019 “Cowshed”, part of “Home for Artists”, Tel-Aviv Artist’s House. Curator: Revital Ben-Asher Peretz
2018 Artist wall, Tel-Aviv Artist’s House
2017 Single-artist space in “Growing”, Tel-Aviv Artist’s House. Curator: Revital Ben-Asher Peretz
2015: “Expanses”, Hatzerim Gallery. Curator: Havi Feingold-Deutch
2020 - “Why?”, virtual exhibition, “Cultivate”,
- “Hunak Hon” (“Over there is over here”), Umm El-Fahem Art Gallery. Curator: Lilach Tzifroni
“The Great Leveller?”, virtual exhibition, “Sweet ‘Art”, London
- “Corona Times”, Gan Shmuel Gallery. Curators: Adi Yekutieli and Orit Kolikovsky
2019 - “Artaftefet 3” – Waterfall of Drops installation, “Ecological Greenhouse” project, Ein Shemer. Curator: Atar Geva
- “Viewfinder” (project led by artist Margot Gran), "Under the Lamppost" art festival, Givat Haviva Art Gallery. Curator: Atar Geva
- "TL;DR – The End", Zadik Gallery. Curator: Hana Coman
2018 “70 years of Israeli Filmmaking”, Tel-Aviv Cinemateque. Curator: Dr. Avivit Agam-Dali
2015 “Relations in Green”, Habima Theatre and Jaffa Port Hangar 2, Tel-Aviv
Fundraising exhibitions and events
“Bread and Roses” (2018, 2019), fundraising for “WAC-Maan” association for Arab working women
“Sweet Art” (2019, Nahum Guttman Museum, Tel-Aviv). Fundraising for diabetic children. Curator: Shulamit Nuss
“Krembo Wings” Fundraising (2019, Bank Hapoalim, Tel-Aviv). Curator: Shosh Chechanover
“Refugees” (2018, the Red House and Abraham Hostel, Tel-Aviv). Curator: Hagar Shapira
“#metoo” (2018, Binyamin Gallery, Tel-Aviv). Fundraising for the Rape Crisis Center. Curator: Sari Golan-Sarig
Her work has been purchased by private collections in Israel and abroad.
WHO I AM
I draw/paint in ink/pencil/acrylic on paper and video, exploring socio-political and personal themes
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