Tal Shpantzer

Tal Shpantzer

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Tal Shpantzer

Tal's work in photography and image-making has been recognised in HBO, MTV, TOPMAN Generation Magazine, The NewYork Mag blog, Vogue.it. & W Magazine. Israeli born photographer Tal Shpantzer has been based in New York since 2000. Tal has spent several years studying & shooting in Tel-Aviv, Prague & Europe after graduating from MCAD, with a B.F.A. degree in Photography/Media Art (Honors).
Her work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recently in W Magazine, a portrait of the artist Kiki Smith.
She is the recipient of a Soros Center for Contemporary Art grant for her Limbus Diary series, and a Morrison Vanderlip media award.

Tal is currently represented by Witzenhausen Gallery, Amstrdam / New York.
She is working on her first book publication.

Artist Statement:
My interest in photography lies principally in exploring moments that are undefined. I am fascinated when a dialog emerges from what appears to be the simplest of moments from states of uncertainty and transience. A raw and unpretentious moment can reveal complexities, evoke imagined histories, and hidden truths.

Education

Tal has spent several years studying & shooting in Tel-Aviv, Prague & Europe after graduating from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Honors),with a B.F.A. degree in Photography/Media Art (Honors).

Events

Petal Portraits | A Multi-Sensory Event

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00 pm to Midnight
RabbitHoleStudio Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Petal Portraits | A Multi-Sensory Event
Petal Portraits is a one-­‐night-­‐only event, part of Dumbo's First Thursday series of art walks.
Experience the Petal Series through Photography, dance & Fragrance.
Showcasing selected works from photographer Tal Shpantzer’s Petal Portraits series, the event includes a multimedia performance by Vangeline.
For this event, Vangeline interprets Shpantzer’s The Petal Portraits to a projection using movement and gesture from her piece “Ritual”.
Also planned is a presentation by Euphorium Brooklyn perfumer Stephen Dirkes of the fragrance PÉTALES, the creation of which was a unique collaboration between Dirkes and Shpantzer.
Shpantzer’s petal portraits, each featuring a woman paired with a flower, are striking in their apparent simplicity and richness of detail. The portraits both engage with and challenge our traditional notions of flowers as symbols.


Thursday, March 3, 2016 RabbitHoleStudio Gallery
33 Washington St. Dumbo
Brooklyn, N.Y. 6:00 pm -­‐ Midnight Tel. 718 852 1500

http://www.talfoto.com/album/thepetalseriespress
http://www.rabbitholeprojects.com/
http://euphoriumbrooklyn.com/
http://www.vangeline.com/
http://www.talfoto.com/

Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions & Screenings:
Prague House of Photography
Frankfort Art, Germany
Camera Obscura Gallery, Tel Aviv
Tiroche Auction House, Tel Aviv
Richterova Villa, Prague
Starter & Sorter Gallery, Prague
Rabbitholestudio Gallery, NY
VBrooklyn Video Festival
Subdivision NY
Rabbithole Gallery, Dumbo, NY
Tiroche Auction House, Tel Aviv
Richterova Villa, Prague
Starter & Sorter Gallery, Prague
Rabbitholestudio Gallery, NY
VBrooklyn Video Festival
Subdivision NY
Rabbithole Gallery, Dumbo, NY
ICP Art Auction, NY 2010
Witzenhausen Gallery Art Fair, Armory week 2011, NY
Witzenhausen Gallery, Chelsea 2011 NY
ArtMRKT Hamptons , 2011 NY
Rabbithole Gallery 2012, Dumbo, NY
ICP Art Auction, NY 2010
Witzenhausen Gallery Art Fair, Armory week 2011, NY
Witzenhausen Gallery, Chelsea 2011 NY
ArtMRKT Hamptons , 2011 NY
Rabbithole Gallery 2012, Dumbo, NY