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Melanie Daniel

1972 Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Lives and works in British Columbia, Canada


Solo Exhibitions

2021 No Man’s Land, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY

2020 Goin’ Where the Climate Suits My Clothes, Kelowna Art Gallery, British Columbia

2020 That Shape is My Shade, Grand Valley State University

2020 After the Flood, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami

2019 Only Four Degrees, GRAM Grand Rapids Art Museum

2018 Untitled Miami. Solo booth Chelouche Gallery.

Late Bloomers, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY

2016 Cabin Fever, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.

2015 Piecemaker, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice Beach, LA

2014 Lotus Eaters, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY 

Raven and the Leftover Men, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012 Echo Shield, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York

Busted, Kelowna Art Gallery, British Columbia       

2011 Captivity Tales, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York

2010 Evergreen, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv 

2009 After, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

2007 New Works, Angelika Knapper Gallery, Stockholm 

Second Shift, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv 

2005 Dove Song, Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand 

2003 A.W.O.L., Artists House, Tel Aviv 

Pleasantvale, Grandforks Art Gallery, British Columbia 

Pleasantvale, OUC North Campus Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia 

Pleasantvale, Jerusalem Artists’ House, Israel 

2002 Migration of a Bad Conscience, Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv

Blind Spot, Tel Aviv Artists’ Studios, Israel


 Group Exhibitions

2019 Oakland University Gallery

Offering (curated by Melanie Daniel), Padnos Art Gallery, GVSU, Allendale

Untitled Miami, Asya Geisberg

Summertime‘19, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen

Vortex, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

Arts Elysees, Paris

2018  "70/70/70" at the Bronfman Centre, Santa Barbara, Opens March 4 - May 8

Annual Winter Show, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen

Untitled Miami, Asya Geisberg Gallery

Exposition Collective, Galerie des Tuiliers, Lyon

2017 Arts Elysees, with Galerie des Tuiliers

Recent Acquisitions for Permanent Collection - Ashdod Museum of Contemporary Art (January)

2017 Tel Aviv Museum of Art (March)

2016 Untitled, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.

Exquisite Porch, Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg, Florida.

2015 Art Brussels Fair, Represented by Chelouche Gallery.

2014 The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls' Club, Ft Lauderdale.

2013 TOTEM, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY

Mythographies, Yaffo Twenty Three, Jerusalem

2012 Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach

Terra Icognita, NARS Foundation for the International Artist Residency, NY

2011  NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach

GLAAD Auction, The Metropolitan Pavilion, NY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA     

Terror: Artists Respond, Dershowitz Gallery at Industry City, Brooklyn

The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York

2009 Painting Camp2, Ramla – Ofakim, Stations for Contemporary Art, Ramla, 

Fresh Paint, The Old Station, Tel Aviv

Cockeye: Male Nude in Contemporary Israeli Art, Gal-On Art Space, Tel Aviv

2008 Howling Taxidermies, Beit Shturman Museum, Ein Harod

Mermaid, Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv

Layla, Inga Gallery, NY

TwoSidedness, Kulturhuset, Stockholm 

Stop Street Violence, Stockholm City Hall 

2007 Shades between Black and White, Gilit Fisher Gallery, Tel Aviv 

Group Show, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv 

Cry of the Cicada, Hagra Studios, Tel Aviv 

Street Space, The Artists Residence, Herzliya

Pornography My Love, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv 

Volta Show, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland 

100 Years of Bezalel, Sotheby's House, Tel Aviv

2006 Disruptions, Petach Tikva Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel 

Goods to Declare - MFA International Terminal 1, Tel Aviv

Salame 60:06, MFA Graduate Show, Tel Aviv

Uniform, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya 

Eclipse, Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv 

2005 New Faces, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv 

For Haim, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan 

2004 Digitalis – New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada 

Tagteam, Tank Gallery, New York

2002 4th Happening, Salamanca Group, Old Central Prison Museum, Jerusalem 

Artic 4, The Genia Schreiber Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University

Not Home, New Gallery, Jerusalem 

2001 Biennial of Contemporary Drawing in Israel, Ticho House, Israel Museum 

Artic 3, The Genia Schreiber Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University


Video Screenings

2009 Tattoo, KG45 Tel Aviv

2008 Jerome, Hazira, Jerusalem

2007 Jerome, Tungsten, Tel Aviv

2006 High Noon, Jerusalem Cinematheque 

High Noon, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem 

High Noon, Digital Art Center, Holon 

2005 High Noon, 22nd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany 

High Noon, Video Night without Video Art, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv 

Dove Song, International Film Festival, MONA, Detroit 

2004 Dove Song, Rencontres Paris/Berlin International Film Festival, Halle de la Villette, Paris



 2004-2006 MFA, Bezalel, Tel Aviv / Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel 

1995-1999 BFA, Fine Arts Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, 

1994-1995 Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

1992-1993 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

1991 External Studies in Italy via Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia

1989-1991 Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia



2017-present Drawing, Papermaking, Painting, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2008-2011 Painting, Printing and Drawing, Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.

2008  Series of Lectures, Art History Department, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

2009 Painting Lectures, Midrasha School of Art at Beit Berl Teachers Training College, Cfar Saba.

2010 Guest Speaker at The Center for Contemporary Art , Tel Aviv.

2000-2003 Private painting lessons.

1999 Digital Graphic Design and Typography, Ministry of Labour, Jerusalem.

1998 Drawing Courses,  Studio A, Jerusalem. 


 Awards and Grants

2017 to present  - Padnos Distinguished Visiting Artist/Professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan

2012 NARS - New York Art Residency and Studio Foundation, NY

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant recipient

New York Foundation for the Arts grant recipient

2010 Creative Capital, NYC

2009 Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2006-2007 The Sharett Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation 

2006 The Smith Academic Excellence Scholarship, History of Art 

Department, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 

2001-2003 The Sharett Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation


Recent Events and Panels

Evening with Melanie Daniel, Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:00 PM.

Richard M. DeVos Center, Rapids, Michigan.

evening with Padnos Distinguished Visiting Artist: GVSU Pew Campus, Grand Rapids, March 2018.

Panel on Painting, February 28, 2018. 

Art Gallery of the Haas Center for Performing Arts

Grand Valley State University


Selected Reviews and Publications

Strandell, Mary Ann, Delicious Line, Melanie Daniel: Late Bloomers, June 19, 2018.

Burns, Emily, MAAKE Magazine, Melanie Daniel Late Bloomers, June 18, 2018.

Cascone, Sarah, ARTNET, Editors' Pick: 15 Art-World Attractions to Seek Out in New York This Week, May 14, 2018.

Makowski, Matthew, GVSU News, Interview with Melanie Daniel, March 20, 2018.

Roberts, Alison, Preview of 'Cabin Fever' in TelAvivian, April 15, 2016.

Tzur, Ouzi, Melanie Daniel - Cabin Fever, Haaretz, May 20, 2016.

Beilin, Lotte, Tel Aviv Art Spotlight: 'Cabin Fever' at Chelouche Gallery, Culture Trip June 16, 2016.

Abrahams, Megan, Piecemaker - Melanie Daniel. ArtPulse, Issue 24, November 2015.

Weinberg, Michelle.  "The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona", Schrift & Farbe Design Group, catalogue essay.  August 2015.

Seed, John. Huffington Post - Melanie Daniel: 'Piecemaker' at Shulamit Gallery, Venice Beach, 15/31/2015.

Rhinohornartists, MUST SEE Shows Edition,  June 10, 2015. 

Carr, Chris., LA Art Party, June 1, 2015. 

Garen, Brenton. Feature in LA's Yo Venice "Piecing Together Radically Different Cultures", May 15, 2015.

Zucker, Adam. "Connecting Figures: New Humanism in Recent Figurative Painting", April 24, 2015.

Shoub, Moran. Lady Globes, Melanie Daniel at Shulamit Gallery, April-May 2015. 

Maidman, Daniel. Huffington Post, The Unclenched Jaw: Melanie Daniel's "Lotus Eaters' at Asya Geisberg Gallery, September, 15, 2014.

New York Village Voice, Recommends Melanie Daniel's 'Lotus Eaters', September 2014.

Artsy, Featured Show: Melanie Daniel's Lotus Eaters', September 2014.

Artsy, Follow Friday: Emerging Practices Edition, "Five Emerging Galleries to Follow", August 2014.

Maidman, Daniel. Poets and Artists, Celebration. 56th Issue, June 2014.

Zur, Ouzi. Haaretz, January 31, 2104.

Korpel, Hana. Meeting the Raven's Spirit,  Feb 1, 2014.

Perrine. Forrest. Beautiful Decay, "Melanie Daniel's Apocalyptic Landscapes, October 18, 2012.

Priegert, Portia. The Daily Courier, "Busted at KAG", April 17, 2012.

CBC/Radio-Canada, "Busted: an Art Exhibit Examining Kelowna's Drug Scene", April 13, 2012.

Hayes, Kelly. Kelowna Castanet, radio interview, "Busted: ALook at the Kelowna Drug Subculture Through Lens of Artist Melanie Daniel", April 10, 2012.

Meyer, Ruth, The Artists Magazine, "The Hybrid Landscape of the Heart", March issue, pp. 50 2011.

Omer, Mordechai, Evergreen, "Foreword", catalog essay, 2010.

Reddy, Sammer, Newsweek, "New York's New Works", January 10, 2011. 

Shapira, Sarit, Evergreen: "North of the South", catalogue essay.

Sagi Refael, Evergreen: "Horror Vacui", catalogue essay.

Matzkel, Yehudit, Disruptions: "Life in a Threatened Space", catalogue essay.

Melzer, Gilead, Hamidrasha: "Feminism and Israeli Art", catalogue essay.

Klein, Steven, Haaretz, "Weaving Memory and Environment, Canadian-Israeli Artist Turns Heads", August 2010. 

Tal, Omer, At, "Ten Women who have Made Israel a Better Place", April 2010.

Scholnik Berner, Hila, Haaretz, "Melanie Daniel : Much Memory, No Nostalgia", May 9, 2010.

Armon Azoulai, Eli, Haaretz, "Daniel's Vision", June 18, 2009.

Yahav, Galia, Time Out Tel Aviv," After Effect", July 16, 2009.

Jones, Ronald, Frieze, "Melanie Daniel", November 29, 2007.

Sloor, Susanna, Omkonst, "Det Frammande I Det Bekanta", November 21, 2007. 

Sheffi, Smadar, Haaretz, "Is Restraint Fashionable? " , June 1, 2006.

Tzur, Uzi, Haaretz, "Shutting One Eye", November 15, 2006.

Avudi, Lili, Melabbes - Petah Tikva News, "War's Tent", November 27, 2006.

Haoman 17, City Mouse Tel Aviv, "Melanie Daniel Talks about her Latest Show", June 2006.

Goldfine, Gil, The Jerusalem Post, "The Less You Know", June 29, 2006.

Sheffi, Smadar, Haaretz, "Painting is not Dead", August 5, 2005.

Yahav, Yehuda, Yediot Aharonot, "Missing", April 6, 2006. 

Griffin, Kevin, Vancouver Sun, "Probing Everyday Facades", October 21, 2004.

Grewal, Preet, Grand Forks Gazette, "Trio Opens Exhibit at Gallery", September 10, 2003.

Ronnen, Meir, Jerusalem Post, "Back to the Past", March 21, 2003. 

Glenna, Turnbull, Kelowna Capital News, "Finding Calm in Established Roots", September 10th, 2003. 

Souisa, Albert, Col Ha Ir, "Bomb Shelter City", March 7, 2003.

LeSalle, Mike, Capital News, " Former OUC Student Comes Home to 'Pleasantvale' ", September 9, 2003.