Beth Erez

Beth Erez

Hod Hasharon, Israel, Israel

About Beth Erez

Dr. Beth Erez, a mixed media artist, specializes in the integration and amalgamation of materials – often combining found objects and those invented in her imagination. She utilizes clay, wood, wax, metal, glass, shredded paper, epoxy resin and whatever is found in closets, on shelves and in her basement to create a series of complex transformative artworks containing elements of technology, nature, everyday objects and those reminiscent of childhood. Erez exams “the spirit" of the materials – constantly scrutinizing the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, from the rational to the metaphysical. Her creations reflect curiosity and sensitivity, testing boundaries, crafting an atmosphere of change – change in form, change over time, change in technology. In her photography, Erez takes inspiration from the patterns of natural forms and man-made elements exploring and experimenting with detail and color while analyzing the harmonies and disharmonies created thereby.
Dr. Beth Erez was born in New York City and immigrated to Israel in 1977. She began sculpting in 2001.

Education

PhD - Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
MSc - Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
BA - SUNY at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, USA

Exhibitions

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions (one painter, one sculptor)
2016 – “The Menagerie”, Ein Hod Artists Gallery, Ein Hod, Israel (solo)
2012 – “Dialogue between Color and Materials”, City of Herzliya Gallery, Herzliya, Israel (with painter)
2009 – “Metamorphoses”, City of Herzliya Gallery, Herzliya, Israel (with painter)
2008 – “Retrospective”, Drom HaSharon Cultural Center, Israel (solo)

Group Exhibitions
2017 – City of Herzliya Gallery (“Ideas in Metal”), Herzliya, Israel
2016 – City of Herzliya Gallery (“The Voice in Your Head”), Herzliya, Israel (exhibition and charity auction founded and curated by Beth Erez and two others to support abused women’s shelter)
2016 – City of Herzliya Gallery (“White Dreams”), Herzliya, Israel
2015 – City of Herzliya Gallery (“Breaking the Rules”), Herzliya, Israel
2015 – Horowitz House (“The Colors of Israel”), Leipzig, Germany
2015 – Khan Baba Center (“Eco Art – Life and Nature Cycles”), Kfar Sava, Israel
2015 – City of Herzliya Gallery (“Touching”), Herzliya, Israel (special exhibition for the blind and sight-impaired)
2015 – A.I.R. Gallery (“Wish You Were Here 14”), Brooklyn, NY
2015 – City of Herzliya Gallery (“Totems”), Herzliya, Israel
2014 – Habima Theater (”Woman in Changing Times”), Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 – City of Herzliya Gallery (“Catch the Food”), Herzliya, Israel
2013 – City of Herzliya Gallery (“From Material to Light”), Herzliya, Israel
2013 – On the Lake Gallery, Raanana, Israel
2013 – Hangar 2 (“Port of Exit”), Jaffa, Israel
2013 – The French House, Hebrew University (“Life, Dreams & Color”), Jerusalem Israel
2012 – Open House at Artists’ Residences, Herzliya, Israel
2011 – City of Herzliya Gallery, (“The Hero”), Herzliya, Israel
2011 – Tel Aviv Architectural House (“Daily Life”), Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 – On the Lake Gallery, Raanana, Israel
2009 – City of Herzliya Gallery, Herzliya, Israel
2008 – Museum of Geology, Ramat HaSharon, Israel
2008 – Eshkol Pais, Herzliya, Israel
2007 – Castra Gallery, Haifa, Israel
2007 – Beit Chagall, Haifa, Israel
2006 – Open House at Artists’ Residences, Herzliya, Israel
2006 – On the Lake Gallery, Raanana, Israel
2006 – Beit HaRishonim, Herzliya, Israel
2004 – Proporzia Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
2004 – On the Lake Gallery, Raanana, Israel
2002 – Eshkol Pais for the Art & Science, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Outdoor Sculptures
2017 – Outdoor Gallery, City Garden (“Movement”), Tel Aviv, Israel
2015 – Alrov Gallery, Mamila (“The Boulevard”), Jerusalem, Israel
2014 – Alrov Gallery, Mamila (“Global Embrace”), Jerusalem, Israel
2013 – Alrov Gallery, Mamila (“Humor”), Jerusalem, Israel
2008 – Eleventh Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition, Blaine, WA,
2009 - 2012 – Outdoor city sculpture, Blaine, WA, USA

Awards and Competitions
2015 – 5th Annual Exposure Award, The Architecture Collection, photograph shown at Musee du Louvre on 13/7/15
2008 – Eleventh Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition, Blaine, WA, USA (annual competition)