Background

1962 Born in Tel Aviv \ 1976-1981 studied drawing and etching \ 1986 BFA SMFA and Tufts University, Boston \ Lives in Tel-Aviv with artist Dani Eshet and two daughters \ Teaches drawing painting and color at Shenkar College of Design and Holon institute of technology and design \ 1986-2014 Exhibits one person gallery and museum shows and participates in numerous group shows \ 2011 Founded Internet original art print shop www.floraartprintshop.etsy.com

Statement

For the past few years I have been focusing on small format work, mostly in watercolors, exploring my favorite themes of flowers and gardens, birds and animals and vintage dishes.
Gardens and flowers have always been a source of joy and inspiration to me, they take me back to wonderful childhood memories of my grandmother's vast garden and send me exploring hidden gardens of my lively city.
I love the Mediterranean light in my Tel-Aviv studio and try to keep a fresh brightness in all my art, mixing sweet soft pastels in some pieces and saturated joyful colors in others.

Miri Eshet, 2016

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

Gray Matter - Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2009
Tel Aviv Gardens - Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel, 2006
Library Garden - Michal Center, Rehovot, Israel, 2001
Paper Bag Garden - Arad Museum, Arad, Israel, 2000
Hope Gardens - Municipal Art Gallery, Rehovot, Israel, 2000
Pleasure Gardens - Commemoration Art Gallery, Kiryat Tiv'on, Israel, 1999
Knot Gardens - Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1998
Kibbutz Rosh Ha'Nikra, Israel, 1997
Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1996
Sarah Erman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1992
Visual Arts Center , Beersheba, Israel, 1991
Debel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, 1989
The Space, Boston, MA, 1986
Tat Rama, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1985