Thursday, December 7, 2017

Biography

David Bar-Chai is an American born artist now living full time in Eilat, Israel. After several exciting years living, exhibiting and teaching in Mexico, he finally decided it was time to return "Home."

He has exhibited in Greece, Israel, and Mexico, as well as his native United States.Since returning to Israel he has done many works inspired by the land and people of Israel, especially while under the patronage of the Hotel Dona Gracia.

David Bar-Chai believes that Art must always contain an inner dimension – the subjects must be felt as well as seen. And seen over time, allowing the essence to slowly reveal itself, ripening like sweet fruit.


Education:
1992-1994 Loyola University
1989-1991 University of Maine
1986-1988 University of Texas


Exhibition History:

      2016            Biennial Exhibition, Eilat Municipal 
                                      Museum, Israel

2015           Modern Israel, group exhibition
                               Amdur Fine Arts
                               Tiberias, Israel

2013          “From There to Here,” group  exhibition,
                              The Lady Roslyn Lyons Gallery,
                          ORT Braude College; Karmiel, Israel.

2011          “Ahavat Israel,” solo exhibition,
                              Exhibition Gallery, The House of Dona Gracia;
                              Tiberias, Israel.
           
2009          "Old Tiberias," permanent exhibition,
Hotel/Museum Dona Gracia, Tiberias, Israel.

"Coins of Antiquity" permanent exhibition,
Hotel/Museum Dona Gracia, Tiberias, Israel.

2008          “Maya,” group  exhibition, Artesano,
                              San Agustinillo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2007          “Hollywood Soirée” at Boutique Darla, (a fashion/art event)               
San Miguel de Allende, GTO. Mexico.

2006          "El Jardin Adentro," solo exhibition, Galería Aspen;
San Miguel de Allende, GTO. Mexico.

2005          Group  exhibition; Artesano; San Agustinillo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Group  exhibition, Paradise; Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2004          Group  exhibition, Galleria Casa Diana;
San Miguel de Allende, GTO. Mexico.

 “Mediations;” solo exhibition, El Patio Eventos;
San Miguel de Allende, GTO. Mexico

2002          Group  exhibition, B.I.S.T.A.(Business in Support of Texas Artists);                               Borders Books; San Antonio, Texas.

2000-2002             Studio David Bar-Chai, open studio and teaching center                                       located in the Artist’s Quarter, Tz’fat, Israel.

1999           “The Many Moods of Paros,” solo exhibition,  
Saint Athanasios Hall; Naousa, Paros, Greece.

1998           “Figuration,” group  exhibition,  
Astoria Gallery; New Orleans.

1997          “Things from the Attic,” (projected paintings)
Six and Half Dozen Rose Theatre;
Santa Monica, California.

 “Me-O-Rama,”(self portraits), group  exhibition,
Hyperdisc Records;             Santa Monica, California.

1996          Three Month Installation “Recent Works: Constructions”;
Holly Hills Café; Hollywood, California.

1995          Group  exhibition, ARTS FEST 95;
The Faubourg Community Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1994          “Dances From Life,” solo exhibition,  
The Neutral Ground; New Orleans, Louisiana.

1991          Group  exhibition, Kennebec Valley Art Association;
                              Hallowell, Maine.