Edna Dali

Edna Dali

Kefar - Saba, Israel, Israel

About Edna Dali

Artist's Statement --------
In my work I have created a metamorphosis of the material, starting with a simple chunk of clay or porcelain, I go on a journey among characters who originate in our existential essence, love, memory, compassion, separation, achievement, learning etc…
My creations are an experiment in material, a search for its limits and the integration of other materials such as fabric, metals etc…
The works come from an urge to create a world from my imagination which integrates humoristic, fantastic, and day-to-day elements whether proportional or not.
I try to challenge the observer to use the power of their imagination to create interest, curiosity, and introduce them to a different world.
Clay and porcelain are the main materials I use. All of the creations go through a firing process at high temperatures, some are glazed, and some include color, real gold and lace.---------------

Edna Dali is part of the prevailing tendency in contemporary art of breaking down barriers between different categories of art, between art and reality and between art and crafts...Through her characters, she makes statements, confront questions and touches upon personal-excitement from within as well communal problems.Her special works of art express an open-eyed approach, a love of truth, a sense of humor as well as a need for precision and accuracy....Edna Dali introduces us to a magical, vibrant, aesthetic world." written by Dr. Dalia HakkerOrion (Curator) Since 2006, after 25 years of sculpting dolls, Edna Dali has begun creating one-of-a-kind sculptures, made entirely from high temparture clay. This new method is revealed in the collections 'Circus of Life' and 'Edgar' in which she transforms the art of sculpture to showcase periods, situations and philosophical & human truths.In the 'Circus of Life' series Edna present reality in a slightly disguised way. Through her grotesque and exaggerated figures she reflects the search of equilibrium. While "Edgar" basically represents each of us. The "little man" who has been given the simple right to exist. We get acquainted with him during several stages of his life and different state of minds.Edna's creations are internationally acclaimed and have been awarded numerous medals.

Education

Artist Resume:
2006- Present Sculptured work focused on small size one-of-a-kind figures made of high temperature white clay, processed in high temperature and painted with acrylic paints.
1981 - 2005 Created many glamorous and elegant, one-of-a-kind award winning collectable dolls and characters. Designed Limited Edition series, as well as masters for producing large editions of dolls marketed by doll distributors.
1985 - 1988 Studied sculpting in the Public University in Kefar- Saba. Israel
1985: Returned to Israel
1977 - 1984 Relocated (with the family) and lived in England and Boston/ USA.
1973 - 1976 Social worker
1968 - 1972 BA in Geographic & Education from Ben- Gurion University Israel.
1967 - 1968 Criminology study in Bar- Ilan University in Israel

Exhibitions

2021 Make Some Noise, Art Show, Kefar Saba, Israel
2020 The Whispering, Art Show, Rehovot, Israel
2020 The Doll, The world within, Herzelia, Israel
2020 The Substance in the hand of the Creators, Siman Sheela Gallery, Amir, Israel
2019 Israeli Art Expo - Hapoalim Bank, Israel
2019 Art & Dolls Expo Jerusalem, Israel
2018 Art Show Kefar Saba,Israel
2017 Dali's Mustache is Orange - The Painters & Sculpors Assocaition Haifa, Israel
2017 Doll Art - Museun of old Jaffa, Israel
2016 Big Head - The Painters & Sculpors Assocaition Haifa, Israel
2016 Doll Art - Museun of old Jaffa, Israel
2015 Exhibition of Art & Dolls, Schloss Farrach Castle, Austria
2014 Mini Art - Museun of old Jaffa, Israel
2014 Doll Art - Museun of old Jaffa, Israel
2012 Art of Doll - Moscow, Russia
2012 Magical Dolls, Hecht House, Haifa, Israel
2010 Pique Dame- The Queen of Spades, Tel- Aviv Opera , Israel
2010 Hey Buba, Ein Hod, Israel
2009 Magical Dolls, Hecht House, Haifa, Israel
2008 Even small people are present - solo exhibition, Hankin Gallery, Holon, Israel
2008 All Dolls, Hecht House, Haifa, Israel
2008 Tel Aviv Venice, Opera House, Tel- Aviv, Israel
2007 International Toy Fair- Artist's ShowCase, Wachtanoff Doll Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2007 All Dolls, Hecht House, Haifa, Israel
2007 Doll Show, Best Friends Collectible, Northridge CA, U.S.A
2007 Hoffmans Story, Opera House, Tel- Aviv, Israel
2007 Opus Doll exhibition, Devine Studio, New- York, USA
2007 International Toy Fair- Artist's ShowCase Javits Center, New- York New- York, USA
2006 International Exhibition of Art dolls Wachtanoff Doll Gallery Moscow, Russia
2006 Hommage to Mozart Shalom Tower Gallery Tel- Aviv, Israel
2006 Doll Art - The Magic Flute Opera house Tel- Aviv, Israel
2006 IDEX Doubletree Hotel Orlando Florida USA
2006 Artist United - Dolls as fine art Crown Plaza Universal Orlando Florida, USA
2005 International Exhibition of Art dolls Wachtanoff Doll Gallery Moscow, Russia
2005 Doll show Hecht House Haifa, Israel
2005 International Toy Fair- Artist's ShowCase Javits Center, New- York New-York, USA
2005 Artists United The Warwick New- York New-York, USA
2004 International Exhibition of Art dolls Wachtanoff Gallery Moscow, Russia
2004 Doll Art show Israeli Opera House Tel- Aviv, Israel
2004 Forever Dolls show Forever Dolls Charlton/ MA, USA
2004 The Manhattan Doll show Le Parker Meridien Hotel New- York, USA
2004 International Doll Art Hellmann's Gallery Chicago, USA
2004 International Toy Fair- Artist's ShowCase Javits Center, New- York New- York, USA
2004 Artists United The Warwick New- York New- York, USA
2003 International Toy Fair- Artist's ShowCase Javits Center, New- York New- York, USA
2003 Artists United The Warwick New- York New- York, USA
2002 IDEX Civic Auditorium San Francisco, USA
2002 Artist's Showcase Metropolitan Pavilion New- York, USA
2002 Best Friends Collectables Northridge California, USA
2001 Sumi Art Gallery Sole exhibition, Nave Tzedek Tel- Aviv, Israel
2001 Artists United Empire Hotel New- York, USA
2001 International Doll Art Show Wachtanoff Doll Gallery Moscow, Russia
2000 IDEX Civic Auditorium San Francisco, USA
2000 International Art & Craft show Lev Castle Bear- Sheva, Israel
1999 Gathering of Excellence The Waldorf Astoria New- York, USA
1999 Alice and Wonderland Ari'ala Cultural Center Tel- Aviv, Israel
1999 International Doll Art Show Wachtanoff Doll Gallery Moscow, Russia
1998 Creations of the Masters New York Toy Fair New- York, USA
1998 Gathering of Excellence The Waldorf Astoria New- York, USA
1998 Doll Art Hotel Steigenberger Frankfurt, Germany
1998 Masterpieces of Spiegelhof Spieglhof Belgium
1998 Doll Art Hotel Steigenberger, Frankfurt Germany