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Maya Gelfman

Maya Gelfman (born 1978, Israel). A multidisciplinary artist, working at the seam between painting, installation and street-art.

In 2006 she graduatde from Shenkar College of Art & Design. Gelfman had eight nine solo exhibitions, including the one in AG18 Gallery, opening on October 20th, 2022 in Vienna, Austria.
She also participated in numerous group exhibitions. Among others, at the Israel National Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Haifa Museum of Art, The National Gallery in Bangkok, Art Rooms Art Fair in London, Art Basel Miami, Tama University of Art in Tokyo and By the People Art Festival in the Smithsonian and the National Cathedral, Washington D.C., USA.

Her works were featured in the media, both in print and online, as well as in films and on TV. They were published in four art books: in Germany, France, Colombia, U.S.A and England.

In 2013 Gelfman gave a TEDx talk about her artistic process, sharing the stage with Tel Aviv’s prominent women leaders. She’s also a well-known street-artist. Her unique technique of drawing on walls with tangible materials (wool) is her signature. In 2015 Paper Magazine named her among the top ten street-artists in Israel. In 2009 Gelfman co-founded a public art project called Mind the Heart!, with her partner. Their project creates site specific works that reached over a 100 cities across 5 continents.

Available Art:

Making of “be here now” at magdas Hotel

Form, Re-From

Form Re-Form


Maya Gelfman


13.09 -08.11.2019

Maya Gelfman’s work is poetic, rich in symbols and allegories. She combines stark opposites with a beautiful lightness: fairy-tale fantasy and brutal reality, luck and threat, the beautiful and the grimacing. She wants to initiate mindfulness – mindfulness for ourselves, for our surroundings, for fellow human beings, mindfulness for the moment.

Maya Gelfman has made art for as long as she can remember. Today she belongs to the most important contemporary artists in Israel and enjoys wide international recognition. She paints on canvas, paper and walls, intervenes in public space – with street art and installations.

Form Re-Form


Maya Gelfman


13.09 -08.11.2019

Maya Gelfman’s work is poetic, rich in symbols and allegories. She combines stark opposites with a beautiful lightness: fairy-tale fantasy and brutal reality, luck and threat, the beautiful and the grimacing. She wants to initiate mindfulness – mindfulness for ourselves, for our surroundings, for fellow human beings, mindfulness for the moment.

Maya Gelfman has made art for as long as she can remember. Today she belongs to the most important contemporary artists in Israel and enjoys wide international recognition. She paints on canvas, paper and walls, intervenes in public space – with street art and installations.

Mind the Heart

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