Orna Ben-Ami was born in Israel in 1953. Joining the service at IDF in 1971,

she became the first female military correspondent for the Army Radio station “Gallei Zahal.” Following her military service she was a reporter and news editor for the Israeli Broadcasting Authority radio station and enrolled at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she studied International Relations and History.

From 1982 until 1989 she worked in the Hotel Industry where she was in charge of advertising, public relations and training departments.

The transition from working with words to working with materials began when she started to learn gold and silversmith, at the Jerusalem Technological Center. Between 1990 and 1992 she studied sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, and from there continued her studies in Art History at Tel Aviv University.

From 1994 Orna Ben-Ami is engaged in sculpting and uses iron as the main raw material for her artistic expression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 - Waterfall Mansion and Gallery, New York, NY

2017- UN Headquarters NY

2015 - La Biblioteca De Mexico. Mexico's National Library, Mexico City

2015- Gallery Miguel Hidalgo, Torre del Reloj, Mexico City, Mexico

2015- Mexico's Parliament, Mexico City

2014- Hangar 2 Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv - Jaffa

2013 – The Office Gallery, Tel Aviv

2011 – 2012 The Museum Tour, Tel Aviv

2010 – Yigal Alon Center - Israel

2009-Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Michigen USA

2009- Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC USA

2008- The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Carleston, SC, USA

2007- Washington University Med. School, St. Louise, USA

2006- The Yeshiva University Museum, New York, USA

2006- Gallery Claude Samuel, Paris, France

2006- International Arts and Artists, Washington DC, USA

2005 - Gani Tiqwa - Merkaz Habama Gallery

2004-5 – Tefen Open Museum

2004 – Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, USA

2003 – Café Europa, Center of Contemporary Art and Dante

            Alighieri, Rome, Italy

2002 – The art gallery of Lesley University in Israel

2002 – Bet Gabriel, Jordan Valley

2002 – Givaat Haim, Gallery

2001 – Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea

2001 - The Museum Of Contemporary Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

1998 - Tel Aviv Amot House

1997 - Tel Aviv S.I.L Arts

1995 - Tel Aviv Amalia Arbel Gallery

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 - Ljublijana, Slovenia, gallery ZDSLU

 2016 - Waterfall  Mansion & Gallery, New York, USA      

2015 - The Supreme Court, Jerusalem, Israel

2014 - Artists House, Haifa, Israel

2014 - Zimach Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011 – Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum, Taiwan

2009- Ashdod museum of Art, curator-Yona Fisher

2005- Geneva, Switzerland. Representing Israel in the

           UN Contemporary International Art Exhibition

2004 - Arad Museum of Art

2003 - Ashdod Museum of Art.

2002 - Ein Hod Gallery

2001 - The Supreme Court, Tel Aviv

1999 - Tel Aviv Opera House

1998 to 2004 - six exhibitions in  Beit Hagefen, Haifa, Israel

1998 - The State President’s Residence, Jerusalem

 

Selected Commissions and Public sculptures:

2016 - Key to Friendship, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

2016 - Friendship. Ganei Tikva, Israel

2015 - Sitting in the Shade, Ganei Tikva

2014 - Hadar, Raanana

2013 – The Chairman, Rishon Lezion

2011 – A portrait of the Poet – Kiriat Ono

2010 – "Nature", Tel Aviv

2008 - "Living Together" - Ganie Tikva, Israel

2007- "Memories"- Tefen Open Museum, Sculpture Garden, Israel

2007- "Dudu" - Kiriat Shmona, Israel

2007- "Personal"- Sculpture Garden, Ramat hasharon, Israel

2007- "Roots"- Tefen Open Museum, Israel

2005 -“Life Stories” 13 wall sculptures for Apartment Buildings,Tel Aviv

2005 -“Time stoped”’ Raanana, Israel

2004 – "Ideology - Sixs sculptures for Menahem Begin Museum, Jerusalem

2003 - “Tradition”, Ramat Gan, Israel

2003 - "Four Months Pregnant”, Ganei Tikva, Israel

2002 - “Yossef”, IBM  Building, Haifa, Israel

2002 -  “ Omer”, Kefar Sabba, Israel

2001 -  “Grandma’s Patchwork”, copper, wood, Safed, Israel

2001 - “Jerusalemites”, 11 sculptures the Central Bus Station, Jerusalem.

2001 - “Time To Remember”, Kefar Shmariahu, Israel 

2000 -  “Outside In”, iron, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel

1999 -  “Ball in Motion”, iron, Ashdod, Israel

1998 -  “Episode”, iron, Arad, Israel

1997 -  “Embracing the World”, bronze, Safed, Israel

1997 -  “Support”, iron, Ashkelon, Israel

1996 -  “Harmony of steel and glass”, Zipory, Israel

1995 -  “Born Free”, iron, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

1995 -  “Expecting”, bronze, Shiba Medical Center, Tel Aviv

 

 

 

 

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