RELI WASSER - Resume
Reli Wasser is an Entrepreneur and curator of art and tourism. She is a contemporary interdisciplinary artist, living and creating among the ever changing hills of Galilee. Her use of a wide variety of media and materials, together with a vivid unquenchable imagination and deep thought, her love for Israel - its roots, heritage, nature and people - Human nature and the world as a whole, all find their expression in her works.
Reli approaches her creative spirit in two ways: the first: 'Fine Art' where the idea itself is the major guide for the creation and the attached written word caption is often part of the creation itself.
The second approach she calls 'Creating with Love', the main idea comprises a very unique mosaic of mixed media that combines stones, glass, wood, metal etc, with these she creates lots of Judaic and Kabala jewelry, Stars of David, mirrors and even full wall compositions. She is known for her unique modern day Judiaca which include olive oil, pebbles from the Sea of Galilee, olive wood etc.
In the general field of her art, Reli deals with many issues: Judaism, Jerusalem, femininity, Israel, Social and Political issues, ancient maps and ancient coins, modern day Judaica, empowering woman, Israel (especially Jerusalem) - all accomplished in her very special mixed technique. During the Lebanese war of summer 2006, Reli spend two weeks with her small children in a shelter in Zefat enduring severe missile attacks. This was the inspiration for an exhibition entitled 'North's Home Front at War' many of the exhibits were created in that bomb shelter.
2005 - Joined the group 'And They Couldn't Say' a group of Artists that stage exhibitions concerning social issues.
2006 - Created the 'Hot tub' TV set for the Israeli channel 3 soap opera 'HAALUFA'
2007 - Reli is the home curator of 'Tasha Gallery' in Tel Aviv .
2007-2008 - Manager of the 'Beyt Hayotzer' - An Art School that is part of Zefats Regional College in which she leads a unique contemporary art project.
2007-2008 - A board member of ZHR - Zefat -Hatsor-Rosh Pinah tourist Administration, where she actively promotes the Galilee through her Art enterprises.
2007-2008 - Leads clusters of artists through projects of empowerment in the framework of Mati Northern Galilee.
Two in the region of ZHR and one in Kiryat Shmona. In that framework she curates exhibitions in honor of Israel's 60th anniversary: At ZHR 'The Awakening of the 60 year old' and 'Spirit & Material' (Palm Beach Federation): At Kiryat Shmona 'The many faces of Kiryat Shmona' (New York Federation).
2008 - Reli is the home curator of Beit Yigeal Alon Gallery, Zefat where she hosted a variety of exhibitions: 'Valour & Miracles'; 'Hanukah Candelabra'; 'The Yellow Badge'; 'Jerusalem over the Centuries';
'The Music of Materials'.
2008 - Reli is the home curator of the Prof. Mer Museum at the Restoration Site (national historical site) of Rosh Pinna, there she leads her project: 'The Seven-Species that Israel was blessed with'. The debut 'Wheat' was a great success 'Rimon' is preparing for display and the rest are on the way
2008 An active member of the General Exhibition at the Artist colony in Zefat.
* Reli specializes in creating original conceptual Israeli art for company offices, while keeping in mind and spirit, their ideas and convictions. She adds elegant reproductions as presents for CEOs and other seniors.
2009-2010 Reli creates and curates simultaneously. The exhibitions she manages are becoming very big.
Together with the JA she organized a group of artists and youth to help save a local canning factory from closing down; together they built enormous sculptures from tin cans.
Reli specializes in hotel exhibitions. She is home curator for Mizpe Hayamim, Canaan Spa, Prima Galil, Maale Hahamisha, Dead Sea Spa Club and more to come. This specialization in hotel dιcor, led to PR and promoting work for the hotels.
Reli is an very active in 'Partneship 2000' a Jewish Agency project She is the elected chairwoman
for the 'Live Bridge' committee that deals in delegation exchanges between ZHR and the Palm Beach Federation. She has been a board member of ZHR - Zefat -Hatsor-Rosh Pina tourist Administration for two years.
2011 Tel Aviv Rothschild-Boulevard enterprise A Culture and Art center run by Reli, focusing on cultural gatherings and a variety of exhibitions. The first project Freedom includes three exhibitions under the
titles: Freedom to love 'Togetherness one way or another'; Women's rights - 'Female Responsibility' and children's rights 'My Childhood'.
Reli is organizing the huge outdoor spectacle 'An Israeli Vacation' for the PROMO 2000 festival.
One of Reli's guiding lines in her work is the use of recycled materials.
20 years ago, Reli founded the North of Israel S.O.S Organization in an attempt to find a solution for distressed and homeless animals. Relis own home is often a shelter for wounded or homeless animals, this in addition to her being an independent business woman and the mother of two wonderful kids. Her love for animals and ability to help and give has no boundaries. Everything and anything is possible and this can be seen in her art too
every whole or part can join to form something bigger and better.
Relis Artwork can be found at:
- The 'Art and Soul' gallery Ancient City of Zefat.
- The 'Minus three' center at 65 Rothschild-Boulevard Tel Aviv.
- Hotel Prima-Galil.
- Shop 'Galilee's' in TA harbor center and Haifa's 'Grand Kanyon'.
- Zefat Artists center.
- The museum of Katzrin.
- Reli's Internet site.
03.09.2005 - 'Zippart' exhibition. Simagallery in Moshav Megadim .A group exhibition.
10.09.2005 - 'Hot summer' exhibition. Ein-hod main gallery. A group exhibition.
17.09.2005 - 'Tmunat Matsav' - Gallery in Yavne. A group exhibition.
22.10.2005 - 'Between value and path' Exclusive exhibition. Main exhibition in the artist colony in Zefat 25.03.2006 - 'A tribute to Eve & her daughters'. Simagallery in Moshav Megadim .A group exhibition.
8.04.2006 - A Memorial exhibition. (In honor of the Holocaust) Beit Shagal-Haifa - A group exhibition.
28.04.2006 -'Zippart' exhibition. Campus Hankin Gallery-Hulon. - A group exhibition.
10.09.2006 - A series of exhibitions in New York. (Manhattan, Long Island New Jersey.
2.01.2007 - 'Follow me to the north' - Exclusive Exhibition of 'North's Home Front at War' -
15.02.2007 - 'Donators for the north' event - Exhibition of 'North's Home Front at War' - Deganya
03.03.2007 - 'Femina' - in honor of 'women's Day' Beit Shagal-Haifa- A group exhibition
20.03.2007 - Group exhibition-in honor of the 3 kidnapped soldiers 'And they couldn't say' - Jerusalem
05.04.2007 - Exclusive Exhibition - 'Star of David', at the Star of David symposium in Yavne.
21.04.2007 - 'Games' - Ein-hod main gallery. A group exhibition.
23.04.2007 - Group exhibition - in the Jaffa alleys 'and they couldn't say'.
26.05.2007 - 'Erets Hemdat' - Beit Shagal-Haifa - A group exhibition for Jerusalem day.
12.07.2007 - 'North's Home Front at War' - Exclusive Exhibition at the art museum in Hanita.
16.08.2007 - 'Longing For Peace' a Galilee outskirts project with a group exhibition.
25.08.2007 - 'Star of David' - group exhibition at TASHA Gallery. Tel Aviv. Curator Reli Wasser.
02.09.2007 - Guest group exhibition at Beit Shagal-Haifa.
05.09.2007 - WHITE, - group exhibition at TASHA Gallery. . Tel Aviv. Curator Reli Wasser.
06.09.2007 - 'The charms of mosaic' - Basra, - Exclusive Exhibition. Curator Reli Wasser.
24.09.2007 - 'Global View' -The Tase globes exhibition at the Tel Aviv stock exchange.
15.10.2007 - 'Opening your eyes to Israel's 60th birthday' - group exhibition. Curator-Reli Wasser
19.10.2007 - I.D. Exhibition -'And they couldn't say', group exhibition - Efrat Gallery, Gordon st. TA.
26.10.2007 -'chairs' an exhibition for children at high risk. Rehovot.
14.11.2007 - 'RED' - A group exhibition at TASHA Gallery. Tel Aviv. Curator Reli Wasser.
05.12.2007 'Bravery and Miracles' together with a Chanukah Lamp exhibition in Safed. Curator Reli Wasser (37 artists from Israel).
14.02.2008 'Green'A group exhibition at Horace Richter Gallery, Old Jaffa. Curator Reli Wasser.
23.02.2008 'Wandering Library' - A group exhibition at the Cargo 21 Gallery in Paris.
28.02.2008 'A fantasy woman' - A group exhibition at 'Asia's House' in Tel Aviv.
10.04.2008 'The many faces of Kiryat Shmona' - A group exhibition Curator of 16 artists.
17.04.2008 'Star of David' - 'And they couldn't say' A group exhibition in Tel Aviv.
30.04.2008 'The Yellow Star' A group exhibition at Beit Yigeal Alon Gallery, Zefat.
Curator Reli Wasser. (31 artists).
03.05.2008 'Vision and Reality' - A group exhibition at Hanita Museum Contemporary Art Wing-in honor of Israel's 60th Anniversary.
05.06.2008 ' The Generations of Jerusalem ' - A group exhibition at Beit Yigeal Alon Gallery, Safed. Curator Reli Wasser. (30 artists).
09.07.2008 Curator and exhibitor: 'Wheat' - First in the series of group exhibitions concerning the Seven Species at the Restoration Site in Rosh Pinah.
16.07.2008 'Spirit and Matter' - a group exhibition of the ZHR area artists' cluster led by Reli.
30.07.2008 'Sounds of Matter' - a group exhibition at the Klaizmer festival in Zefat.
03.09.2008 'Kav Hazinuk' - an exhibition that was the highlight of a project led by Reli, where artists and youth create together.
24.09.2008 Curator and exhibitor: 'The Pomegranate'- The second in a series of group exhibitions concerning the Seven Species - at the Prof. Mer Museum at the 'Restoration Site' in Rosh Pinah.
18.11.2008 Exhibitor & curator of the 'LILITHS Woman referring to Woman' exhibition at the Amiad Center in Jaffa. (13 artists)
10.12.2008 Curator and exhibitor: 'The Olive'- The third in a series of group exhibitions concerning the Seven Species - at the Prof. Mer Museum at the Restoration Site in Rosh Pinah.
24.12.2008 Participator in the 'Song of Light' exhibition Ramat Aviv.
15.01.2009 'She & He' exhibition in the Amiad Center at Jaffo as Curator and exhibitor.
25.02.2009 Curator and exhibitor: 'The Date'- The fourth in a series of group exhibitions concerning the Seven Species - at the Prof. Mer Museum at the Restoration Site in Rosh Pinah.
27.02.2009 Donated ArtWork to the War on Aids Committee.
18.03.2009 Participation in the 'Secret Postcard' project at the Israeli fair of contemporary art
08.04.2009 Initiater & producer of an outdoor exhibition concerning the Star of David at the 'Sun Blessing' festival in Zefat.
12.04.2009 Curator and exhibitor at the 'Sun Blessing' festival in Beth Yigal Alon - Zefat
25.05.2009 Curator and exhibitor: 'The Vine'- The fifth in a series of group exhibitions concerning the Seven Species - at the Prof. Mer Museum at the Restoration Site in Rosh Pinah.
16.06.2009 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Colours' exhibition in the Mizpe Hayamim hotel.
15.07.2009 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Magic of Galilee' exhibition in the Canaan Spa hotel.
23.07.2009 Solo exhibition of mirrors and mosaics at Talys in Rosh Pinah.
08.09.2009 Participation in the 'Bride & Groom' exhibition at the museum of antiquities in Jaffa.
10.09.2009 Participation in the 'Prima Donna' exhibition at the Prima Gallery in the Prima hotel TA.
01.10.2009 Participation in the 'Thorns' exhibition at the cactus garden of Holon.
05.10.2009 Curator and exhibitor: 'The Fig'- The sixth in a series of group exhibitions concerning the Seven Species - at the Prof. Mer Museum at the Restoration Site in Rosh Pinah.
27.10.2009 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Romance' exhibition at the Mizpe Hayamim hotel.
29.10.2009 Curator and exhibitor for the retailored 'The Olive' exhibition at the olive festival in Shdemot Devora.
01.11.2009 Participation in the 'Many Faces of Violence' exhibition marking the international day of Violence against Women.
02.01.2010 Participation in the 'Muse' exhibition at the museum of antiquities in Jaffa.
13.01.2010 Curator and exhibitor: 'Barley'- The seventh in a series of group exhibitions concerning the Seven Species - at the Prof. Mer Museum at the Restoration Site in Rosh Pinah.
16.01.2010 Curator of Orna Adorms solo exhibition at Eshkol Pais TA.
21.01.2010 Curator of Ronit Shwarzes solo exhibition at the Prima Galil hotel.
18.02.2010 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Yafeh Nof' exhibition at Ma'ale Hahamisha.
01.04.2010 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Purple' exhibition at the Restoration Site in Rosh Pinah.
30.04.2010 Curator and exhibitor for the 'The Land of the Almond' exhibition at Mizpeh Hayamim.
09.10.2010 Summer project 3 combined exhibitions 'Minimalism'; 'Crowded' and 'Abstract' at the Artura Gallery in Jaffa.
05.10.2010 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Sketching Love Songs' exhibition at Mizpeh Hayamim hotel.
14.11.2010 Curator of the 'Self expression' exhibition at the Dead Sea Spa hotel.
23.11.2010 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Blooms & Orchids' exhibition at Ma'ale Hahamisha.
08.12.2010 Curator and exhibitor in the 'Morning Hath Cometh' project in the old city of Zefat.
20.01.2011 Curator of the 'Israeli Nature' exhibition at the Dead Sea Spa hotel.
05.02.2011 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Togetherness one way or another' Valentines day exhibition at the Minus 3 center 65 Rothschild Boulevard TA .
20.02.2011 Curator of the 'Love Taste & Colour' exhibition at the Dead Sea Spa hotel.
05.03.2011 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Female Responsibility ' - International woman's day exhibition at the Minus 3 center Rothschild Boulevard TA .
19.03.2011 Solo exhibition 'From Here to There' at Eshkol Pais Kiryat Haim.
14.04.2011 Curator and exhibitor for the 'My Childhood' exhibition at the Minus 3 center 65 Rothschild Boulevard TA .
06.05.2011 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Star of the Jews From the Yellow Badge to the Star of David' exhibition at the Minus 3 center 65 Rothschild Boulevard TA .
16.06.2011 Curator and exhibitor for the 'Israeli Summer' exhibition at Ma'ale Hahamisha.
07.2011 Curator and exhibitor for 'Summer for Lovers' exhibition at the Dead Sea Spa hotel.
07.2011 Curator and exhibitor for 'The Mans World' exhibition at the new Kannati studio gallery.
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Reli Wasser joined Pixels on November 15th, 2010.