Shirley Wegner

Born Tel Aviv, Israel

1997-2016 New York. Based in Tel Aviv since 2016


Selected Solo Exhibitions


The Unphotographed על המצולם, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, May


“Maa’se Mekabah / The Act of Assembly.” Rosenfeld Gallery,  Tel Aviv


“paintings,” Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris, France 


New Works, Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris, France 


Two Times Gray, Slag Contemporary, New York, NY 

Landscape Anomalies, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 

Rock – Pile – Scissors, Dana Gallery, Yad Mordechai, Israel


Construction Site, Islip Art Museum, part of In Process at The Carriage House, Islip, NY


On Landscape, Gray, and other geographies, Museum Goch, Germany (Cat.)

Gray Area, Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna (Cat.)

Inbetween, Zwischenraum space, Düsseldorf 


sight site unseen, Theatergalerie of Museum X, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Selected Group Exhibitions


Modell - Naturen in der Zeitgenössischen Fotographie, Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, DE

“Photography, In Fact,” curated by Yair Barak, Sklary Levy Gallery, Modi’in, Israel


Pillar of Cloud, Hermann Struck Museum, Haifa, Israel

Lecturer-Creator, Award winners, Shankar Multidisciplinary Arts Dept., Edmund de Rothchild Gallery


Group Exhibition, Gallery artists, Rosenfeld Gallery 

Flyers/ Flugblätter, Kunstverein Künstler Gut Loitz, Germany


El Alia, Reimagining The Imaginaries, a Virtual platform, London

Der Himmel Ist Blau - The Sky Is Blue, de DROM e.V., Kröpelin, Germany


Out of Sight, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

Remembering Things Past, Islip Museum of Art, New York

Vestiges, BAC Galerie, Montreal, Canada 

New Works by Faculty, Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood, Long Island University, Brookville, NY


Paris-Photo Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, Farideh Cadot Gallery, November 2014

Remembering Things Past, Art Council Gallery, Patchogue, NY

Here and Now, LIMarts, Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY 

Faculty Show, Steinberg Museum of Art, Long Island University, Post Campus, Brockville, NY


Dust in the Machine, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Connected-Verbunden, Deutsch-Israelische Kulturtage, Kröpelin, Germany


Insights - Ten years of collecting, Museum Goch, Germany 

In Process, OMNI Gallery, Uniondale, NY 

Kammerspiele, Mischpoke e.V., Mönchengladbach Germany


Sweat Dreams, The Zaritsky Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel


New Work in handmade paper by artists in residence, Workspace Program, Dieu Donne’ Gallery, NY, NY

Short cuts prolongated, Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna

Art Athina, International Art Fair, Habres + Partner Gallery, Greece

Maco art fair, Contemporary Art Fair, Habres + Partner Gallery, Mexico City


From Punk to Pink, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY 

Art Athina, International Art Fair of Athens, Habres + Partner Gallery, Greece 

Maco, Contemporary Art Fair, Habres + Partner Gallery, Mexico City        


Aqua Art Miami, Habers + Partner Gallery, Miami, FL

Connected, Altes Museum, BiS-Zentrum, Mönchengladbach, Germany 


c/oncerning mg, Altes Museum, BIS-Zentrum Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany 

Close Connections, Video Program Art Amsterdam 2006, Stedelijk Museum, The Netherlands, May 4

Home Base, 126 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY 

Seeing Elsewhere, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, The Education Alliance, New York, NY 

Wandering, Makor Steinhardt Gallery, New York, NY

Do You Think I’m Disco?, Longwood Arts Project, New York, NY


Performa 05 Radio, from: High Desert Test Sites, WFMU 91.1 FM            


High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA

Strange Animal, L A C E, featured in Free Radio High Desert Test Sites, LA, CA 

Endure, B.K. Smith Gallery, Cleveland Ohio 

Slice and Dice, SVA Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY 


Young Israeli Artists: The Jacques and Eugenie O'Hana Collection, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel 

Affirmative Action, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Control, Escape, Delete, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri


The Land of Shadow, The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel 

Artnew York, Ort Kunstraune Auf Zeit, Lintz, Austria (Cat.)

Works by Yale MFA 2002 Painters, Battell Estate Gallery, Norfolk CT (Cat.)


Stimulata, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff, Wales


War, Postmasters Gallery, New York, New York 

Annual Artists Exhibition, The Art League of Long Island, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY


Lost & Found, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 

Untitled, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 


Painting above & Beyond, Museum of Israeli Art Ramat-Gan, Israel 

Young Emerging Artists, The Zaritsky Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel



2002  MFA, Yale university School of Art, painting/print making

1998  BA, Painting and Art History, SUNY Empire State College, New York, NY

1997  New York Studio School, New York, NY 

1994  Hamidrasha Beit-Berl, School of Art, Israel, Teaching Diploma

1999-2000 credits towards MA in philosophy, critical theory and studio art, SUNY ESC, NY, NY

Lecturer at Shankar Multidisciplinary Art Dept., and Minshar School of Art 

Selected Awards, Residencies and Fellowships


Ministry of Culture Award, Israel

Excellence in Teaching Stipend, Shankar Collage of Engineering, Design and Art, Multidisciplinary Art Dept.

Distinguished Artist studio stipend and award, Absorption Ministry of Israel


Artis Professional Development Workshop Grant (with Creative Capital), New York, NY 

Mifal Ha’pais, exhibition grant Rock – Pile – Scissors, Dana Gallery, Yad Mordechai, Israel


Islip Art Museum, Winter Residency program at the Carriage House, Islip, NY


Workspace Program Residency, Dieu Donne’, New York, NY


Kunstraum Bernsteiner, Friends of Art, Vienna, (Privately sponsored live/work residency/ Gray Area exhibition)


Josef und Hilde Wilberz – Stiftung (Studio Residency and Stipend), The city of Mönchengladbach, Germany

Makor Artists-in-Residence, New York, NY 


The Ronnie Heyman Award for Emerging Visual Artist, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, NY

Tiffany Award Nomination


Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Prize for Excellence, Yale University School of Art, New haven, CT

Finalist for The Alice Kimball Traveling Fellowship, Yale University2001

Norfolk Teaching Fellowship, Yale University School of Art, Norfolk, CT


Honorable Mention, Heckscher Museum of art and The Art League of Long Island, Huntington, NY


Visiting Artist Lectures and Presentations


Rosenfeld gallery, “Maa’se Merkabah /The Act of Assembly, Gallery talk

Guest lecturer, Artist talk, Givat Ada, Israel


Guest lecturer, Suffolk Community College, Photography dept, Brentwood, NY


“The Light in The Dark Room: Thoughts on Contemporary Photography,” lecture, MFA dept., Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY

MFA critiques, Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY


Artist talk and MFA critiques, Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY 

“The Light in the Dark Room,” Lecture, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Multidisciplinary Art School, Ramat Gan, Israel

“The Light in the Dark Room,” lecture at The Graduate Theoretical Photography Forum, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl, Israel


“Landscape Anomalies,” lecture and gallery discussion, Dan Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel

Artist talk and MFA critiques, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan, Israel 

“Rock – Pile – Scissors,” lecture and gallery discussion, Dana Gallery, Yad Mordechai Kibbutz, Israel


Artist talk and Graduate critiques, MFA Program, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY


Artist talk, “On Landscape, Gray and Other Geographies,” Goch Museum, Goch Germany


Artist talk “Site Unseen,” Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany 

Artist talk, Award recipient, Residency and Stipend from Josef und Hilde Wilberz, Stadtisches Aterlierhaus, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Artist talk, Ronnie Heyman Award recipient, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 

Artist talk, Seeing Elsewhere, Education Alliance Gallery, New York, NY

Panel member, Seeing Elsewhere, Education Alliance Gallery, New York, NY

Artist talk, Wandering, Makor Residency, Steinhardt Center, New York, NY

Panel member, Wandering, Makor Steinhardt Center, New York, NY


 Visiting Artist, Digital media seminar, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY


Artist talk and Graduate critiques, Art Dept, NYU, New York, NY

Artist talk and Undergraduate critiques, Art Dept, NYU, New York, NY


Artist talk, “Control, Escape, Delete,” Society of Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

Artist talk, Yale University Summer School of Arts and Music, Norfolk, CT

Panel member, “The Critique of Formalism,” Yale University school of art, New Haven, CT


Intern, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY


Co-Founder and faculty of Intermediate school Visual Arts Dept at Ironi Alef high school of the Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel


Selected Press, Catalogues and Publications


Henri-Francois Debaillux, “Shirley Wegner L’illussioniste,” Les Journal Des Arts, July 3, 2015


Robert Bernier, “The Certainty of Doubt,” Parcours Magazine, No. 80, 19-23, Montreal, Canada (French/English)

Ravit Harari, “Ashes and Dust: a curated exhibition on paper,” Nisha Magazine of Design, 68, Tel Aviv, Israel (Hebrew)


Claire Guillot, “La guerre pour de faux,” Le Monde Cultural Magazine, November 2, 2013 

Ravit Harari, “Scattegories: a curated exhibition on paper,” Nisha Magazine, 72, December 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel

Brigitte Ollier, “Shirley Wegner, L’appret Guerre,” La Liberation, November 8, 2013

Karin Levit, “Outside the Frame,” Haaretz Gallery Magazine, September 24, 2013

Thomas Ivernel, “Exposition Shirley Wegner: un bruit silencieux,”

Eloise Gouby, “some/ art: shirley wegner/ landscape anomalies,” December 16,


Editor’s Choice – opening exhibition, Time Out Tel Aviv, October 11, p 76, Israel (Hebrew) 

Dana Gilerman, “The most Israeli landscape is the one created in my studio,” Calcalist Magazine, Israel, September 5 

Erev-Rav Online Magazine, “Working from Blankness,” Yonathan H. Miashal interviews Shirley Wegner, October

NY Arts Magazine, “In Conversation: Paul Black interviews Shirley Wegner,” Vol. 19, June 

Nurit Asiag, “Imitating Reality in Tel Aviv,” in recommended exhibitions, City Mouse, Haaretz News, September 13 (Hebrew) 

Paul Weideman, “Infrastructuralism, Dust In The Machine at CCA,” Pasatiempo Magazine, November 23

Hannah Hoel, “CCA’s Dust in the Machine Asks If Then Is Now, But Quietly,” Adobe Airstream, October 10


Nisha Magazine, “Open House: On The Concept of Home in Contemporary Israeli Art. One Artist a month: Shirley Wegner,” by Ravit Harari, issue 113, 80-84, June (Hebrew)


Sedek Magazine, Issue no. 4, July, Israel, pp 50-56; 57- 63


Exhibition Catalogue, “On Landscape, Gray and other geographies”, Shirley Wegner, Museum Goch, Germany

“Shirley Wegner: Aerial Views”, The Mix, Issue no. 15, Vienna, pp 25-27


Karen Bookatz, ”Agit-Propaganda: Muti-Media Artist Shirley Wegner,” Heeb Magazine, Love Issue, no. 12 


Orly Shevi, “On Landscape, Construction, and Memory: Two New Works by Shirley Wegner”, Ante magazine, Oblivion, Issue no. 4, January 

Seeing Elsewhere, Shoshana Dentz, Shirley Wegner, Julie Weitz, Exhibition Catalogue, Education Alliance Gallery, New York, NY


Hamidrasha,  "War", Issue no. 6, June, Israel, pp 6-9

Young Israeli Artists: The Jacques and Eugenie O'Hana Collection, Exhibition Catalogue, p 72, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel


Works by MFA 2002 Painters, Cat. Yale University, Art Division Norfolk CT


Selected Bibliography

Markus Ambach and Birgit Jensen, WG/3ZI/K/BAR, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany, 192-193, 2014

 Armin Kaumanns, “Paradiesische Kammerspiele,” Rheinische Post, D5, January 28, 2011

“Graue Erinnerungen”, Der Standard, July 26, 2007

Jens Krohn, ”Kunstlerin inszeniert Grenzschauplatze: Die Atelierstipendiatin Shirley Wegner stellt Fotos und Installationen in Der Theatergalerie aus”, Westdeutsche Zeitung, November 25, 2006, Germany

Von Dirk Richerdt, “Stille Szenarien der Apkalypse”, Rheinsche Post, November 25, 2006, Germany 

Armin Kaumanns, “Auf der Suche nach dem verschwundenen Bild: Die Fotografin Shirley Wegner ist die neue Atelierstipendiatin der Stadt”, Westdeutsche Zeitung, June 21, 2006, Germany

Von Dirk Richerdt, “Fotos Malerisch Inszeniert,” Rheinsche Post, June 22, 2006, Germany

Holland Cotter, “Do You Think I’m Disco”, Art in Review, The New York Times, February 3, 2006, 2006

Matthew Baigell, Jewish Art in America: an Introduction, pp 166-168, Rowman and Littlefield publishing, 2006

Performa 05 Radio, WFMU 91.1 FM: Free Radio High Desert Test Site, November 20, 9-10pm

Heeb magazine, “The Heeb Hundred”, Issue no. 8, July 2005, p 43

Mark Meszoros, “Artists Endure”, The News-Herald, August 20, 2004, p. A8

Jitka Hejtman, “New Trends: Shirley Wegner”, Fotograf Magazine, Transforming Symbols, No. 3, Vol 2, Prague 2003, p 87

Painting above & Beyond, Exhibition Cat. The Museum of Israeli Art Ramat-Gan, Israel, 1994


Public Collections

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, The Jacques and Eugenie O'Hana Collection

The Goch Museum, Goch Germany

The Collection of the City of Mönchengladbach, Germany 

Atelier Stipendium of Mönchengladbach, Germany

The Hiltrud Neumann Collection, Germany

Baad Reservoir Gallery, Bezalel Academy of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Susman Family Art Foundation, CA, USA