"My works explore the concepts of 'clothing,' 'the human body,' and 'the home' as integral structures that embody 'the wrapping principle.' This principle encompasses the diverse methods through which the living body is adorned, concealed, and cocooned. My artistic endeavors involve deconstructing and reassembling the narratives of clothing through the utilization of sketching and painting techniques."
Tova Lotan, born in Israel in 1952, currently resides and works in Tel Aviv. She is a versatile multimedia artist, specializing in painting, photography, and digital media. Tova's educational background includes graduating from Patai College and the University of Art Teachers in 1980, followed by her graduation from the Avni Institute for the Arts in 1985. In 2017, she earned a BA from Open University and also served as a teacher at Ascola – Meimad Visual Art Academy from 1996 to 2004.
Throughout her career, Tova has been associated with various artistic institutions, having been represented by the Chelouche Art Gallery from 2008 to 2013 and the Triangle Art Gallery from 2015 to 2018. Presently, she operates as an independent artist.
Her notable solo exhibitions include:
- "Signed: Body" at Zuzu Gallery in Hefer Valley (2023)
- "Analyze-Room" at London Gordon House-Civic Art Center in Rishon Lezion (2022)
- "Mass" at Artist House Tel Aviv
- "Diamonds & Coal" at Cabri Gallery, Israeli-Arab Gallery (2018)
- "Designs for Living" at Ha'kibbutz Gallery (2015)
- "Black for Sabbath" at Sissman Gallery (2014)
- "Artists' Institute Tel Aviv" (2012)
- Numerous solo exhibitions at Chelouche Gallery in Tel Aviv
Tova Lotan has also been a part of several group exhibitions, with notable venues including Ha’aretz Museum (2023; 2021), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2003; 2001; 1996), Ein Hod Museum (2003), San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in San Jose, CA (2000), and Haifa Museum (1998).
Her works are prominently featured in esteemed collections, including the Tel Aviv Museum Collection, Dresden Bank in Germany, and various private collections in both Israel and Germany.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist