A Brooklyn-based artist from Tel Aviv, Avital Burg creates highly personal works by utilizing specific references from history of art and her own. Burg paints her studio’s physical surroundings, such as the walls and floor, and an ever-changing archive of personal and art historical images, using dense paint textures, on the verge of relief. Symbolic and enigmatic, her carefully crafted canvases appear to be spontaneous and somewhat precarious, as they recall legends and traditions of the past and reflect on present day.
Burg's work was recently shown solo shows at Browse & Darby in association with Crean and Company, London (2022), Pamela Salisbury Gallery, NY (2021), Slag Gallery, NYC (2017) and Neve Schechter Gallery, Tel Aviv (2019-2020). Her work was part of two-person exhibitions at Arts at AJU, Los Angeles, and Club Caltural Matienzo, Buenos Aires. It was also featured in the Greenpoint Film Festival NY, In the Islip Art Museum, NY, as well as in several group shows in New York and Tel Aviv. She was the May 2022 artist in residence of the Interlude Residency in NY, and of the Peleh Residency in California in 2019. Burg's work are part of many collections world-wide, among them are the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection, NY, The Bank Leumi art collection, Israel, and Mr. Dov Shiff collection, Israel. Burg attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, “Hatahana” school of figurative drawing and painting, Tel Aviv, The Slade School of Art, London, and the New York Studio School.