Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Alternative, 2014
ink drawing and carving on pine wood panels
78 x 78 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Steadfastness, 2010

spoon printed woodcut on handmade Abaca and Kozo paper

68 x 141.3 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Doubt, 2013
Woodcut, ink drawing on paper
50 x 108 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Stellar, 2014
Carved and painted pine wood panels, woodcut, paint on paper
65 x 63 in

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Scouring, 2015
woodcut, rubbing, ink, on hand made Abaca and Kozo paper
79 x 79 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Amassment, 2012

woodcut on Fabriano paper, ink, carved pine wood panels

67.3 x 86.2 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Innuendo, 2014
Woodcut on hand made paper
72 x 142 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Aphelion, 2015
Woodcut on paper
78.7 x 105 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Duality, 2015
woodcut on hand made Abaca and Kozo paper
40 x 142 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Morass, 2012

woodcut, ink drawing on paper

100 x 38 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Convergence, 2011

spoon printed woodcut on handmade Abaca and Kozo paper

67 x 66 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Beacon, 2014
Drawing, rubbing, woodcut, dry brush on hand made Abaca and Kozo Paper
78.7 x 157.5 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Remnant, 2008

ink drawing on carved pine wood panels

103 x 141.7 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Pharos, 2012

ink drawing, woodcut on paper

73.2 x 76.3 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Recess, 2011

spoon printed woodcut on handmade Kozo Abaca paper

68 x 70.9 inches

Orit Hofshi Locks Gallery

Encirclement, 2011

acrylic on carved pine wood panel

49.2 x 49.2 inches

Artist Bio

Hofshi was born in Kibbutz Matzuva, Israel in 1959. She lives and works in Herzliya following nearly a decade of living and working in the United States after attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for painting and printmaking. Previously, she studied at the Newi Bloomfield Academy of Design in Haifa and later went on to receive her MA in Arts from Leeds University in the United Kingdom.

For nearly 20 years, Hofshi has made printmaking and process-based print installations her primary media, exhibiting large-scale sculptural woodcut pine panels alongside works on paper. Balancing the intimacy of the hand in woodcut printmaking with the ambitious scale of her works allows her work to embody many contradictions and unique tensions. Her rugged landscapes, both wild and human, evoke the sublime awe of nature and the aftermath of war. Hofshi’s works feel both resilient and meditative, calling for reflection that transcends national and sectarian boundaries.

The artist has exhibited in many museums and art centers internationally including a 2006 solo exhibition at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; List Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA; Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina; the Philagrafika 2010 Festival at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; The Open Museum, Israel; the Print Center, Philadelphia; the Royal Academy of Arts Museum, London; and the International Print Center, New York. Her work is in such collections as The Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Hofshi has received numerous awards for her work including the Prize for Outstanding Quality in Contemporary Israeli Art from the Ministry of Science and Culture of Israel in 2006.