We are very happy to announce that the Gallery artist Roni Taharlev was awarded the Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art for 2022. The Haim Shiff Prize, established since 2008 by art collector Dubi Shiff in memory of his father, is the most important distinction in Israel in the field of figurative art. The prize includes an award of $10000 and a large solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which Roni will hold in 2023.
From the judges’ reasoning: “Roni Taharlev (b. 1964) is a figurative painter with a distinct, established style, who is fascinated by the time-old subject: human figure. Her body of work, spanning over three decades, can be regarded as an ongoing study of the portrait. Her paintings are an intimate, erudite correspondence with the history of art, constantly examining and considering the premises of classical tradition. … Taharlev’s constant and committed work encompasses the values that the Shiff Prize seeks to promote. Taharlev teaches drawing and painting at Bezalel and was invited by the Louvre Museum to participate in the 2019 exhibition at the Grand Palais “The Moon: From real travel to imaginary journeys” to mark the 50th anniversary of man’s landing on the moon.”