Kestenbaum Ben-Dov, Ruth

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Images of three works:

Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov, Prayer Rug 3, 2003, oil on canvas, 125 X 80 cm/49″ X 31.5″

Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov, Land of Painting, 2019, oil on canvas, 105 X 170 cm/ 41″ X 67″

Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov, Ki Tetzeh (When you go out to war), 2015, oil on canvas, 100 X 145 cm/(39 X 57”

Short bio:

American-born Israeli painter Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov lives and works in Eshchar, a small hilltop community in the Galilee. Observation of reality, in particular landscape and the body, is the foundation for her complex works which explore identity and faith and often relate to ancient Jewish texts. Her work is in private collections in Israel, Europe, and the United States.

Recent Solo Exhibitions:

2019      Selected Works 1999-2019, Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem

2017      Studio Dreams, Maalot Center for the Arts

2016      Revealed and Concealed, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

2013      The Same Landscape, The Edge Gallery, Nahariya, & Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem

2012      Facing Inwards (Works 1992-2011), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, catalog,                  

Recent Group Exhibitions:

2020      Field of Vision, Kupferman Collection, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot

2019      Not in Heaven, the Jerusalem Bienalle, Kol Haot, Jerusalem

                  The Moon’s Reflection on the Asphalt, Beit Hagefen, Haifa

                  Jaqueline Kahanoff: The Levant as a Parable, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

2018      1948, The Haifa City Museum, Haifa

2017    Art History Study, The Gallery for Israeli Art at the Tivon Memorial Center

Tzeno Ureno, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, and Museum of Art, Ein Harod

Short Poses, Hakubia, Jerusalem

The Way to Jerusalem, El-Gallery, Sakhnin