Shirley Siegal is an artist, archaeologist, lecturer and art instructor. She is an enterpreneur of international art projects, co-operating with artists and scholars from universities around the world. Her art projects "The First Supper" and "Dinner With Friends", created as a co-operation with artists from Iran, India and Oman, is traveling the world and already exhibited in NYC, Toronto, New Delhi, Amsterdam, London, Bratislava, Israel and Romania.

Her artworks won many prizes and was chosen to be featured on the cover of The Artists Magazine 2020.

SHIRLE’S FINE ART SCHOOL won many Gold medals and  Awards of Excellence in International art competitions.

Shirley has an M.A. in Archaeology and Museum Studies from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a Curator and Museum Studies Diploma from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Pizes and Grants 

2020      Chosen to be featured on the cover of "Strokes of Genius 12 – The Best of Drawing" art competition, by The Artists' Magazine.

2020      1st Place in the "Strokes of Genius 12" art competition, by The Artists' Magazine.

2016      1st Place in the "Strokes of Genius 9" art competition, by The Artists' Magazine.

2016      Finalist in The Artists' Magazine Annual Art Competition.

2016      Selected as jury member in The Police artwork exhibition, Police Academy, Beit Shemesh.

2015      Finalist in the "Show Your World ", International Art Competition, Re:Artiste- International art organization, New York City.

2015      Grant for excellent achievements in Visual Arts, Modiin district Regional Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member of Jury in National and International art competitions

2016                        Selected by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as official representative in Iternational art residency, Ducley Art Center, Kotor, Montenegro.

2016                        Selected by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as official representative in Macedonia, in "International Colony of Art Kicevo".

2016                        Selected as jury member in The Judges artwork exhibition, Supreme Court, Jerusalem.

2016 - 2018            Selected as jury member in the "Show Your World ", International Art Competition, Re:Artiste- International art organization, New York City.

 

Artworks in Private and Public Collections

Sherry Arison collection, Israel

Rani Rahav Collection, Israel

Ishai Davidi Collection, Israel

Dor Energy Collection, Israel

Emmet Hobbs Collection, New Zealand

Museums of The Ministry of Defence collection, Israel

Tal Gallery collection, Israel

Maleor Gallery collection, Caesarea, Israel

Private collections in England, Australia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Israel

Commissioned Work and Work in Progress

 

DINNER WITH FRIENDS art project- Shirley's cooperative exhibition with artists from Iran, Oman, India and Romania to be exhibited during 2019:

 

Reviews

Dr Alla Myzelev, "The Wax Museum: Approaching Celebrities", Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, 18 Feb – 19 Aug 2017, Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, Volume 8 Number 1, pp. 127-134

 

Rachel Rubin Wolf, "Strokes of Genius 9, The best of drawing, Creative discoveries". North Light Books, Cincinati, Ohio. 2017, pp. 120-121

International Art Projects

 

2019      "Dinner With Friends", Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

 

2019      “The Backstage”, Piatra Neamt Art Museum, Romania

 

2019      Head of official delegation of Israel, to "Evora 2019", International meeting of Juvenile Art in Portugal. The team won a Silver Medal for best landscape                       painting, and Artistic Merit Award of Excellence for Best landscape painting.

 

2018      Head of official delegation of Israel, to "Piatra Neamt, Creativ II, 2018", International art competition in Romania. The team won a Gold Medal for best                        landscape painting, a Diploma of Excellence for Best Teacher and a Diploma of Excellence Best School.

 

2018      Head of official delegation of Israel, supported by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Small Montmartre – Children's International Art Competition,                         Bitola, Macedonia. The team won a gold pallette and a diploma.

 

2018      "Dinner With Friends", Face to Face, 4th International Confernce "Civic Actors in Conflict, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

2018      "Dinner With Friends", Association for Art History, 2018 Annual Conference, Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College, London

 

2017      Head of official delegation of Israel, supported by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Small Montmartre – Children's International Art Competition,                   Bitola, Macedonia. The team won 2 gold pallettes and a diploma.

 

2017      "The Plate & The Palette", A traveling art project, National Academy New Delhi, India.

 

               "The Plate & The Palette", Museum of Fine Art, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.

 

2017      "Dinner With Friends", Art & Activism Conference, Museum Volkenkunde (National Museum of World Cultures), Leiden, The Netherlands.

 

2017      "The First Supper Art Project", Feminist Art Conference, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada.

 

2016      "The First Supper Art Project", Gallery MC, NYC.

 

2016      Official representative of Israel, supported by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iternational art residency, Ducley Art Center, Kotor, Montenegro.

 

2016      Official representative of Israel, supported by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Colony of Art, House of Art, Kichevo, Macedonia.

 

 

Lectures in International Conferences

 

2019      Women in the Bible International Conference, Ben Gurion University, Israel

 

2018      Face to Face, 4th International Confernce "Civic Actors in Conflict, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

2018      Association for Art History, 2018 Annual Conference, Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College, London (Panel Convener).

 

2017      National Academy New Delhi, India.

 

2017      Museum of Fine Art, Department of History of Art, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

 

2017      Department of Archaeology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

 

2017      Institute of Technology, Chandigarh, India.

 

2017      Institute of Fine Art, Chandigarh, India.

 

2017      Art & Activism Conference, Museum Volkenkunde (National Museum of World Cultures), Leiden, The Netherlands.

 

2017      Feminist Art Conference, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada.

 

2017      "AnonimiX" art history confrence, Haifa University, Israel.

 

2012 – 2015    Lecturer in an art history seminar in Rome, Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2016      "Covered and Discovered", Tal Gallery, Kfar Vradim, Isarel.

 

2015       "Wrinkles in Stone III", National Police Academy, Beit Shemesh, Israel.

                 An exhibition looking at women's rights; opened by Police commissioner Yohannan Danino.

 

2014       "Wrinkles in Stone II", Supreme Court of Jerusalem,

                   An exhibition looking at women's rights; opened by President of Supreme Court, Judge Asher Grunis.

 

2014       "From the Gates of Jerusalem", Lechi Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel,

                 An exhibition of drawings of various faces of Jerusalem.

 

2014       "Wrinkles in Stone I", Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel,

                An exhibition looking at women's rights.

 

2013      "From the Gates of Jerusalem to Highgate", Lauderdale House, London.

                An exhibition of drawings of the old city of Jerusalem.

 

2011      "By-Gone Beauty", Light House Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

                An exhibition of drawings and paintings of Rome and Jerusalem.

 

2010      "Waiting", Amalia Arbel Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

                An exhibition looking at women in mythology.

 

2009      "From Then Until Today", City art Gallery, Nahariah, Israel.

                An exhibition looking at women of the bible.

 

2008      "Four Mothers – Women of The Bible", Orchestra House, Rishon Le Tzion, Israel.

                An exhibition looking at women of the bible.

 

2007      "The Face of the Stone", Museums of Ministry of Defence, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

                An exhibition looking at women's rights

Group Exhibitions

2018      "They say There is a Land", Tal Gallery, Kfar Vradim, Isarel.

 

2017      "Law in Art", Supreme Court, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

2017      "Wax Museum: Approaching Celebrity", Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel.

 

2016      Finalists Exhibition "Show Your World 2015", International Art Competition,

               Re:Artiste- International art organization, New York City.

 

2007 –2016  "Imagination – Israeli Art exhibition", Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

2011 –  "Between two Hopes", Lechi Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

2010 –  "Feminine Space", Orchestra House, Rishon Le Tzion, Israel.

 

2009 –  "Portraits", Yigal Alon House, Genosar, Israel.

 

2009 –  "The Human Figure", Maleor Gallery, Ceserea, Israel.

 

2008 –  "Bells for 60 Years", Orchestra House, Rishon Le Tzion, Israel.

 

2007 –  "Longing For Peace” Commemorating the 1st anniversary of the 2nd Lebanese War, The Galilee Gallery, Kfar Vradim, Israel.

 

2007 –  "White", Tasha Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

 

2007 –  "A Time Of  Refreshening – An Exhibition following the Lebanon War", Tal Gallery, Kfar Vradim, Israel.

 

Work Experience

 

2004 –  2019          Professional Artist

 

                                 Head of Shirley's International Fine Art School, Instructing painting and drawing workshops around the world.

 

2011 -  2015           Lecturer in Museum Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

 

2007 –  2009          Assistant curator to Director of Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art.

                              

                                 Lecturer in Museum Studies, Tel-aviv University.

                  

2002 – 2004           Lecturer of visual communications, Ort  Hermelin College, Netanya. Graphic design and and painting courses.

 

1999 – 2002           Graphic designer, Do-at Multimedia.

 

1995 – 1999           Managing graphics department, Edusoft.

 

1990 – 1995           Archaeologist, Authority of Antiquity.

Education

 

2010 - 2013           The Hebrew University, Jerusalem – Masters in Museum Studies And Archaeology (M.A.)

 

2005 – 2007          Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv – Museology certificate (Curator).

 

1990 – 1993          The Hebrew University, Jerusalem – Bachelor in Archaeology (B.A.)

 

1987 – 1988          Betzalel Art School, Jerusalem – Drawing and painting lessons.

Shirley's Fine Art School – Prizes and Grants

Established in 2004, Shirley's fine Art School has lead hundreds of students to understand the conceptual thinking and theoretical bases that underlie their art and view it within the framework of art history. The school attends several international art competitions each year and is the winner of gold medals and awards of excellence and artistic merit.

2020                      Shirley's Fine Art School – won a Gold Medal for best landscape painting, in "21st  International Meeting for Juvenile Art, Evora , 2020", Portugal.

2019                      Shirley's Fine Art School – won a Silver Medal for best landscape painting, in "20th International Meeting for Juvenile Art, Evora , 2019", Portugal.

 

2019                      Shirley's Fine Art School – won a Gold Medal for best landscape painting, a Diploma of Excellence for Best Teacher and Best School in "Piatra                                           Neamt, Creativ III, 2019", International art competition in Romania.

 

2019                      Artistic Merit award and Silver Medal for best landscape painting for the age of 14+, in " 20th Meeting of Juvenile Art" International art competition                                 in Evora, Portugal.

 

2019                      Gold Medal for best landscape painting for the age of 20+, a Diploma of Excellence for Best Teacher and Best School in " Piatra Neamt, Creativ II"                                     International art competition in Romania.

 

2019                      Gold Medal and two Diplomas of Excellence for best painting, in "Small Montmartre of Bitola", International art competition in Macedonia.

 

2018                      Gold Medal for best landscape painting, a Diploma of Excellence for Best Teacher and Best School in "Piatra Neamt, Creativ II", International art                                       competition in Romania.

 

2018                      Gold Pallette and a diploma in "Small Montmartre of Bitola", International art competition in Macedonia.

 

2017                      Two Gold Pallettes in "Small Montmartre of Bitola", International art competition in Macedonia.

Winner of "Strokes of Genius 9 – The Best of Drawing" art competition

"The Bride"

"Coffee with a friend"

on the cover of the

Artists Magazine