Miriam Cabessa’s paintings are made using the movement of her body, her hands, pieces of fabric, and the rhythm of her breathing to create the work.
The surface of the painting becomes sensitive to her touch, which makes the relationship between the art and the artist very intimate; it becomes a feminine abstract. Cabessa’s paintings are stark, in-focus abstract explorations of her own isoelectric line and heartbeat, traces of movement that emerge from stillness.
Cabessa is currently involved with several projects based in New York City, the Hamptons, and Texas, as well as Milan, Italy and Tel Aviv, Israel. In January of 2007, Miriam was featured in an Israeli documentary film called Dreamers
featuring nine Israelis living in the US: artists, fashion designers, and movie producers among them.
Biography courtesy of the artist
Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (1997-1998)
Ha'Midrasha College of Art, Ramat-Har'Sharon, Israel (1990-1992)
Kalisher College of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (1988-1989)
Prize for Young Artists, Ministry of Science and the Arts, Jerusalem, Israel (1995)
Israeli Art Prize, Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation, Tel Aviv, Israel (1995)
Scholarship, America Israel Cultural Foundation, New York, NY, USA (1994)