Born in St. Petersburg, Russia 1980

Lived and studied in Canada and the USA 1994-2003

Lives and works in Israel since 2004

 

Education:

2004             Jerusalem Studio School; Jerusalem, Israel

1999 - 2003    Maryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore, USA. BFA Summa cum Laude

2001             Studio Art Centers International; Florence, Italy

1999             York University; Toronto, Canada

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015             “The City: Paintings and Ink Washes”Rothschild Fine Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2014             “Works on Paper” Charlotte Hale & Associates, Toronto, Canada

2014             “Residence Permit” Savina Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2013             “Paintings” Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (two-person show)

2013             “Lights” Bernard Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011             "Spaces and Figures" Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2008             “Ilya Gefter: Paintings” Golconda Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2007             “In Contrast” Leonardo Gallery, Toronto, Canada (two-person show)

2006             “Old World New World” Leonardo Gallery, Toronto, Canada (two-person show)

2002             “Works on Paper” Maryland Institute; Baltimore, USA

2002             “A Year in Italy” Veni Vidi Gallery; Port Perry, Canada

2001             “Encore” Veni Vidi Gallery; Port Perry, Canada

2000             “Works Thus Far” Veni Vidi Gallery; Port Perry, Canada

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012             Annual Winter Exhibition, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012             Summer Exhibition, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012             Landscapes and Color, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2011             New Acquisitions, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, USA

2007             Presences, Painters and Sculptors Association, Tel Aviv, Israel

2007, 2004     Krasota, Magic Door Gallery; Sunderland, Canada

2005             Had Gadya, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2004             Work in Progress, Artspace Galley; Jerusalem, Israel

2004             Unusual Suspects, Gallery One; Toronto, Canada

 

 

Selected Grants and Awards:

2012             Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant 

2007             Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, E. Greenshields Foundation, Canada

2003             Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, E. Greenshields Foundation, Canada

2003             John Hirsch Scholarship for the Arts; JIAS Canada

2001             John Hirsch Scholarship for the Arts; JIAS Canada

1999             John Hirsch Scholarship for the Arts; JIAS Canada

1999             David Jacobs Full Tuition Scholarship; Maryland Institute, College of Art, USA

1999             Academic Excellence Scholarship; Maryland Institute, College of Art, USA

 

Teaching Positions:

2007 – ‘15      Ha-Tahana School for Figurative Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Instructor

2012 - ‘15      Sadnaot Omaney Ha-Kibbutz, Tel Aviv, Israel. Instructor

2010             Durham College, Oshawa, Canada. Professor

2004 - ‘09      Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel. Instructor 

 

Selected Collections:

Yale University, New Haven CT, USA

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA

Museum Casa Ibanez, Olula, Andalusia, Spain

Marina Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

Heintzman House, Thornhill, Canada

Elie Wiesel, USA

 

 

Selected Bibliography:

Reviews:

 

Hoffman, Carl. “ Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man” The Jerusalem Post May 3 2013: Metro 10-11

“Painting in Moonlight” Pnai Plus volume 1105 21.10.10. April 18, 2013: pg 62

Svetlana Krasnova, “Mysterious Light of Ilya Gefter” Vesti April 11, 2013

Time Out Tel Aviv Volume 546 April 18, 2013

Time Out Tel Aviv Volume 547 April 24, 2013

Time Out Tel Aviv Volume 548 May 2, 2013

Haaretz. April 26, 2013 The Guide

Haaretz. April 19, 2013 The Guide

Haaretz. April 14, 2013 The Guide page 20

Haaretz. April 18, 2013 Galleria.

Haaretz. May 20, 2013 Galleria.


 

Catalog Essays:

 

Gore, Leia. “Spaces and Figures”. Spaces and Figures Exhibition Catalog, 2011

Lurie, Aya. “Ilya Gefter” Ilya Gefter: Paintings Exhibition Catalog, 2008

Burstein, Dror. “To transcend the formal issues.” Presences, 2006 

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