About Ednah

My Artistic Background

I was born in New York City in 1945. In 1957 I moved to Israel with my parents and brother. In 1970 I married and went to live in Kibbutz Kfar Blum. I graduated from the WIZO France High School for the arts in Tel Aviv Israel. I then moved back to NYC where I got my BFA from Parsons School of Design. I also studied and received my certificate in Art Therapy from the New School for Social Research in NYC.

I hold an additional degree and license as a Certified Senior Teacher in Remedial and Special Education. I have certificates in the “Lam System” and “Therapeutic Puppet Theater”.

I attended extra mural courses, workshops and individual instruction with artists in the US and Israel.

I worked as an Art and Special Education teacher from second grade elementary through 11th grade high school. Additionally, I taught illiterate Senior Citizen Immigrants.

I have held a number of jobs not connected to education. Some of the jobs I had included working as a Graphic Designer and Instructor for the Ministry of Agriculture. Moreover, I was in charge of the Guest House Kitchen in Kfar Blum. This job entailed planning menus; cooking and overseeing all aspects of food preparation. Furthermore, I was in charge of the children’s clothing department in Kfar Blum. In this capacity I changed the system from centralization to privatization, allowing parents to choose and determine what their children would wear. This job included buying the fabric, designing and overseeing all steps of clothing manufacturing, for all children from newborn to 18-year olds. An especially difficult task was designing clothing for special needs children. Throughout my “working” years I continuously pursued my own career as an artist.

Art Awards and Merits:

  • New York State Incentive scholarship;
  • Parsons School Of Design scholarship.
  • Special scholarship, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
  • At Parsons, I made the dean list in both 1966 and 1967
  • In 1990 I was added to the book listing Israeli artists
  • 1992 I received a Certificate of Excellence from Agora Gallery
  • My painting “Windows” was chosen as the official poster to represent the 2021
  • Christian – Judaic Theological Conference of Friedrich-Schiller Jena University.
  • I have been featured in Artdaily.com January 14, 2022
  • Furthermore, 3 of my paintings were part of the Artexpo group exhibit in New York City, Spring 2023.

My work was exhibited in:

  • 1983 – Pittsburgh PA – One Woman Show
  • 1984 – Kibbutz Kfar Blum Israel – One Woman Show
  • 1985 – Kibbutz Kfar Blum Israel – One Woman Show
  • 1986 – Merzig, Germany – One Woman Show
  • 1987 – Group Exhibit – Metulla, Israel
  • 1988 – Metulla, “Alef” Gallery – One Woman Show
  • 1988 – American Embassy, Cultural Center, Tel Aviv Israel – One Woman show.
  • 1988 – Bernkastel-Kues, Germany – One Woman show.
  • 1988 – Eked, Israel – Group Show
  • 1989 – Goldenstad, Germany – One Woman show.
  • 1992 – NY SOHO ART, Agora Gallery International Competition: Awarded
    Certificate of Excellence
  • 2021 – CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022 – 10th Edition ITSLIQUID International Art Fair Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello in Venice, Italy
  • Artexpo group exhibit in New York City, Spring 2023.