Maayan Strauss is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Her practice examines infrastructure, labor, and mundane facilities while reflecting on on the nature and condition of artistic production. She holds an MFA in photography from Yale University (2012) and a B. Arch. from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (2008).
Recent solo exhibitions include Seven Sinks at Andrea Meislin Gallery and I Love The Way You Use This at Louis B. James Gallery in New York. She is the founder of Container Artist Residency, the first in a trilogy of exchange-based artworks which take commercial collaboration as their medium; Sushi Bar Gallery in Brooklyn; and an editor of Art Handler.
Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, MFA, Photography, 2012 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, IL, B.Arch, 2008 Utrecht School of Arts, Holland (Exchange studies ), 2005-6
Solo Shows and Independent Projects:
I Love The Way You Use This, solo show at Louis B. James Gallery, NY, May 2015Seven Sinks, solo show at Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY, February 2015Container with View, solo show at Art Lot, New York, June 2014A-Z USE: Body of Work, group show at Sushi Bar gallery, Brooklyn, NY, February 2014 (curator)Street Scenes, Performance at the Yale Cabaret, November 2011 (conceiver and co-director)Sweethearts, Project at "Fresh paint Art Fair" Tel-Aviv, March 2009The New and the Bad: a series of exhibitions in the Maayan Magazine art gallery, 2007-2008 (co-curator with Joshua Simon and Roy Arad).Land Cruiser, Video installation, Herzeliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007Doron, a group show at the Minshar gallery, Tel-Aviv May 2006 (co-curator with Joshua Simon and Roy Arad)On the Way to IKEA, Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv May 2003
Selected Group Shows:
Group Portrait, Ana Tzarev Gallery, NYC, June-July 2012Group Portrait, Yale Photography Thesis Show, Yale School of Art Gallery, May 2012Correspondences, Yaffo 23, Jerusalem, Oct-Nov 2010Artist at Work, LEFT BANK, Tel-Aviv, May 2009Internazionale!, LEFT BANK, Tel-Aviv, September 2008Treasure, GDK Gallery, Berlin, October 2008Family, Project at “Mix-Art Festival”, Rishon Le-Zion park, April 2008Dead End, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv, February 2008The Rear, The Herzeliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, September 2007Guests, Kav-16 gallery, Tel-Aviv, April 2006Mini Israel, group exhibition, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, March-May 2006Seduction, group exhibition, 'Comme Ill Faut' gallery, Tel-Aviv, March 2006Conflicted, Israeli photography exhibition, Menier gallery, London, September 2005Uniform Ltd, group exhibition, Senate Gallery, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, June 2004Sharon, group exhibition, Kalisher Gallery (CCA), Tel-Aviv, May-June 2004Imagine-Artists for Co-Existence, group exhibition, Rosenfeld gallery, Tel-Aviv, March 2002It All Begins at Home, group exhibition, 'Comme Ill Faut' gallery, Tel-Aviv, March 2002Were are the Children?, group exhibition, Givon gallery, Tel-Aviv, December 2001
The New & the Bad, Art magazine, Issue no. 3, 2011.The New & the Bad, Art magazine, Issue no. 2, 2010.The New & the Bad, Art magazine, Issue no. 1, 2009.Hamidrasha Magazine, Feminism and Israeli Art, Issue no. 10, 2007.Mini Israel, Exhibition Catalog, Israel Museum, 2006.Maayan Magazine for Poetry Art and Ideas, Issue no. 2, winter 2006.Maayan Magazine for Poetry Art and Ideas, Issue no. 1, 2005.Hamidrasha Magazine, War, Issue no. 6, 2003.
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