Approved: 16.08.2006

Yael David-Cohen

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Yael David-Cohen is a London based artist, whose abstract and colourful works investigate the themes of nature and growth through recognisable organic shapes and forms. Her oeuvre includes large-scale mixed media on fabrics, intaglio prints and handmade artist books.
Yael was born in Jerusalem and Graduated from the Tel Aviv Art School and the University of Tel Aviv (BA, Literature and Philosophy).

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  • Location: London
  • Categories: Book Works, Drawing, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Textiles
 

Biography

Yael David-Cohen is a London based artist, whose abstract and colourful works investigate the themes of nature and growth through recognisable organic shapes and forms. Her oeuvre includes large-scale mixed media on fabrics, intaglio prints and handmade artist books. Yael was born in Jerusalem and Graduated from the Tel Aviv Art School and the University of Tel Aviv (BA, Literature and Philosophy). Most of her work was painting on canvas but as she experimented with larger scale pieces she began to use industrial textiles and rolls of paper that could be obtained in bigger dimensions. The development in use of materials lead to her choice of printmaking as the focus of her Postgraduate studies at the St. Martins School of Art, London. In this period Yael experimented with a technique in film animation pioneered by Norman Maclaren where inks and textures are applied directly to the surface of the film without using a camera. Whilst Yael's current work is abstract there are often recognisable organic shapes and forms, reflecting Yael's interests in Nature and Growth. She works very instinctively and responds to the features that the materials already have. Yael says that when adding colour or applying new fabrics to the surface of the work she feels more as though she is getting inside the material and excavating intrinsic layers of colour and form rather than composing something entirely new. In recent years Yael has produced several artist books based on intaglio etching. One of the book was based on a response to passages from the book Things by Georges Perec. Her work in this medium is not an illustration or visualisation of the narrative but more of an emotional response to the writing. The piece is presented as a box of collected prints. She has produced similar pieces that relate to the books of Jonah and Ecclesiastes from the Bible (one of which has been acquired by The British Museum). A new work based on the Book of Ruth is currently in production. Yael has had numerous solo and group exhibitions both in London and abroad. For a complete list, as well as more information please visit http://www.yaeldc.co.uk

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2011 

  • 2014 Nancy Victor Gallery, London
  • 2014, 2011, 2008 bookartbookshop, London
  • 2011 Artist's Books by Yael David-Cohen, bookartbookshop, London 
  • 2011 Closing the Circle, Museum der VG Eich, Gimbsheim, Germany 
  • 2008 Recent Works by Yael David-Cohen, The Coningsby Gallery, London 
  • 2008 Galerie Le Cocon, Galerie Le Cocon, Hamburg, Germany 
  • 1995 Yael David-Cohen at The Coningsby Gallery, The Coningsby Gallery, London 
  • 1990 Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel 1990 
  • Kulturzentrum, Graz, Austria

Group exhibitions 2011 

  • 2014-15 European Art Quilt VIII touring exhibition
  • 2014 Evolutions Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Golden Colorado USA
  • 2014 Inspired by .... V & A Museum, Morley Gallery London
  • 2013 In Search of Perfection, Museum Tsaritsyno Moscow
  • 2013 Biennale de L’Estampe de Saint Maur  France
  • 2013 Light Hope Opportunity Quilt for Change UN Headquarters Geneva
  • 2013 Pushing the Surface2013 Johnson- Humrickhouse Museum Ohio USA
  • 2013 Bound and Unbound II Artists Books University of South Dakota USA
  • 2012 Voices - Quilt Art Group Travelling Exhibition
  • 2012 Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale
  • 2012 Travelling Exhibition European Art Quilts VII
  • 2012 RE Open, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London
  • 2012, 2011 ING Discerning Eye London
  • 2012, 2011 La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, USA
  • 2012, 2011 High Fiber under 5, San Jose Museum of Quilt & Textiles
  • 2012, 2010 Wide Horizons II, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France
  • 2012, 2009 British International Mini Print Exhibition, London
  • 2011 "Missing / Missed", Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York  
  • 2011 Quilt Festival, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, WA USA
  • 2011 3rd Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield UK 
  • 2011 A Sense of Direction, Sightlines, touring exhibition, HoustonChicago and Long Beach, USA
  • 2011 High Fiber under 5, San Jose Museum of Quilt & Textiles, San Jose, CA USA