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Shirley Shor

Israeli-American, b. 1971

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Shirley Shor

Israeli-American, b. 1971

Biography

Forming spatially and temporally dynamic abstract landscapes, Shirley Shor creates real-time computer-generated installations and environments that incorporate tactile surfaces such as sand, fabric, and wood. “The animated fields of colors, surfaces, lines, and pixels in my work…are metaphors for concepts such as space, borders, conflict, language, and the passage of time,” she explains. Influenced by the politics of her native Israel, Shor endeavors to create a utopian moment wherein borders cease to provoke war. She applied a similar concept in manipulating still photographic portraits into a continually changing 2010 self-portrait. Meanwhile “Split” (2003) builds on the tradition of abstract painting, bringing Piet Mondrian-esque images to life, while her “Hypereliefs” (2010), inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Rotoreliefs and Takashi Murakami’s color palette, represent the concentric circles of life.

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Biography

Forming spatially and temporally dynamic abstract landscapes, Shirley Shor creates real-time computer-generated installations and environments that incorporate tactile surfaces such as sand, fabric, and wood. “The animated fields of colors, surfaces, lines, and pixels in my work…are metaphors for concepts such as space, borders, conflict, language, and the passage of time,” she explains. Influenced by the politics of her native Israel, Shor endeavors to create a utopian moment wherein borders cease to provoke war. She applied a similar concept in manipulating still photographic portraits into a continually changing 2010 self-portrait. Meanwhile “Split” (2003) builds on the tradition of abstract painting, bringing Piet Mondrian-esque images to life, while her “Hypereliefs” (2010), inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Rotoreliefs and Takashi Murakami’s color palette, represent the concentric circles of life.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Jewish Museum