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My studio and the artistic work, are for me both a homely and foreign space, in which I seek a visual translation of the inner human world. I use expressive and diverse materials with images from my surroundings, to explore their psychological state and I find myself  surprised time and again.
From an obsessive occupation with fragile materials, such as webs and dissimilating objects, to building web walls and rooms, I have been working lately with traditional oil painting and collage creating a language of “multiplicity”. As a response to the multiplicity of stimuli of our times, I dive into the stormy "multiplicity" within me, translating it to lines, spots, rhythms, and colors, in which I seek meaning. In the recurring preoccupation with images from the homely routine,  I challenge the concept of homeliness as protective and warm, while engaging in the contrast between abundance and lack, beauty and alienation.
Marina Kotlyar born in Ukrane 1971.
Today she lives and works in Tel Aviv since 1990.
2021-2022     Gottesman Etching Center, Cabri, Israel
2012-2019     Hakolel Contemporary Studio for Painting at Ran Tennenbaum and Guy Avital
2009-2011     Hatahana Studio School, Master class at Aram Gershoni and David Nipo
1993-1995     Avni Institute of Art and Design - Tel Aviv
1991-1993     The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
1987-1990     The State Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, St. Petersburg, Russia 


Solo Exhibitions

"Between Us", Global Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Dr. Galia Duchin Arieli
"Waking from your image", The Artist's House Rishon le Tzion, Israel. Curator: Ran Tenenbaum

Selected Group Exhibitions


"Standard mark | The judicial in art", Israel's Supreme Court Museum, Tel Aviv. Curator: Dr. Orna Yair

"Maya’s Benefit", Maya Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Monochrome", HaRova, Haifa. Curator: Shulamit Winshtein

"La Culture Bazaar", Amiad Center Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Itay Blaish, Roni Kochavi

"La Culture GRAPHICA" – 10th Anniversary, Amiad Center Gallery, Curator: Itay Blaish
"The nature of the city", N.D. Gallery, Ramat Gan, Curator: Ronit Hadad

"Tickling and cheering", N.D. Gallery, Ramat Gan, Curator: Ronit Hadad
"Stinging and running", N.D. Gallery, Ramat Gan, Curator: Ronit Hadad
"In Praise of the Shadows", Art Workshop Gallery, Yavne. Curator: Hanita Elitzur

"Salon Hacubia - Portrait", Hacubia Gallery, Jerusalem. Curators: Ella Cohen Vansover, Dan Orimian.
"15 minutes", curated by Ronit Roth-Hadad. N.D. Gallery, Ramat Gan
Fundraiser exhibition by Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv

"Israelian art up to 2019" Hanina gallery, Tel Aviv
Fundraiser exhibition by Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv

"Salon Hacubia", Hacubia Gallery, Jerusalem. Curators: Ella Cohen Vansover & Dan Orimian
"Face to Face", Kaye College Gallery, Beer Sheva, Curator: Israel Rabinovich

"Nine to Five", The Artist's House Rishon le Tzion. Curator: Hanita Elizur

Face to Face, The Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, TA, Curator: Rachel Sukman

"Face to Face" The Beit of Hamotzar Gallery, Jerusalem. Curators: Shirly Braun and Naama Sabato

"TRAPPED" KG45, Tel Aviv, Curated by Shirly Meshulam

"Graduate Exhibition", Hatahana Studio School, Tel Aviv

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