Orit Hofshi: Resilience
Orit Hofshi's monumental and profoundly moving woodcuts, mixed media works, and installations explore the relation of humanity to landscape - places that have been contested, destroyed, or reclaimed. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Hofshi's art speaks to universal experiences of loss, dislocation, and resilience. Her numerous awards include the Jacob Pins Award for an Israeli Printmaker from the Israel Museum; the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and the Prize for Outstanding Quality in Contemporary Israeli Art, from the Ministry of Science and Culture, Israel. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Print Center, Philadelphia and distinguished venues in Israel including the Open Museum, Tefen; the The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. In this lecture, she discusses her work in the List Gallery, where her work is on display this fall.