Lihie (Gendler) Talmor (born 1944, Tel Aviv, Israel; lives in Adamit, Israel) is a printmaker, mixed-media and installation artist. She received a BSc in architecture and urban planning from The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa in 1969, a BA in poetics and comparative literature from the Tel Aviv University in 1971 and studied printmaking at CEGRA, Centre of Studies for the Graphic Arts, Caracas, Venezuela from 1981 – 1983. Talmor’s work has been show in numerous exhibitions and international biennials in Belgium, China, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain, UAE, USA and Venezuela. Her work is held in public and private collections in Cuba, China, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA and Venezuela. Talmor has had artist residencies at venues including the University of Montevallo, AL and the Franz Mazereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium. She has published five artist books – Aguariacuar, The Departure (1993); The Creativity of Evil (1995) and Fe de Errantes -17 poetas del mundo (2006), Mirar el Olvido (2012) andRía, everything remembered is dear, everything remembered is there (2022) – all of which were created collaboratively with other artists and poets. Since 1984, she has continuously coordinated and participated in artist workshops in Belgium, Colombia, Israel, Italy, USA and Venezuela. Talmor currently works between her personal studio in Adamit and a studio at The Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel.
Statement from the Artist:
Mallarmé once said that a poet does not invent new words but new places for words. I am prone to believe that an artist finds new places for new images, creating metaphoric worlds anchored in space and time. Cultural, visual and semantic associations and connotations penetrate the layers of my work through my process which is both additive and subtractive. On a meandering path between photography, etching, painting and other techniques, I create fiction, maintaining the past as living memory, a refuge for remembrance.