Born in Jerusalem (11.8.1942). Studied Graphics and Art at Bezalel in Jerusalem.
She completed her art studies at the David Yellin Teachers Seminar (teaching certificate in art) and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she received B.A. in Art History and Education, a teaching certificate in art history, an M.A. degree in Educational Psychology and a Ph.D in Education.
Selected Solo Exhibitions :
- 1980 - "Landscape Dream", Allon Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
- 1981 - "Roads", The Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel
- 1983 - "Portals to a Landscape", Brown Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
- 1988 - "Small, smaller and large", The Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel
- 1989 - "Nameless", Hylay Gallery, Maalot-Tarshicha, Israel
- 1992 - "Observations", Nora Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
- 2001 - "Linked Landscapes". The Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel
- 2001 - "Dynamics" , Jerusalem Theater Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
- 2001 - "Linked Landscapes II", Artists' House, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- 2003 - "Games of light", D.S. Danon Gallery, Tel-Aviv, and Bet Harishonim, Bitan Aharon, Israel
- 2003 - "Empty Dream", The City Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
- 2004 - "Creating a Magical World from the Core", Performing Art Center, Tel-Aviv', Israel
- 2004 - "ABC of Birds", Ussishkin Museum, Hula Valley Nature Preserve, Israel
- 2004 - "Depth, Journey to the depths of the sea and to the subconscious" Bet Gabriel, Sea of Galilee, Israel
- 2006 - "In the spirit of the Atelier Mordeecai Ardon" Cite internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Selected Group Exhibitions:
- Artists House, Jerusalem 1981, 1982, 2000; Ella Gallery, Jerusalem 1984;
- Haifa Auditorium, Haifa 2000; Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv 2000;
- Chateau de Bernicourt, Douai, France 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004; People's Gallery, British Columbia, Canada 2000, 2002; Bet Gabriel, Sea of Galilee, Israel; Artists' House, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2001; The Bible Museum, Tel-Aviv 2002; Chapelle Saint Michel, Roquebrune, France 2002, 2003; Salon des Leopards, Saint Tropez, France 2002; Gallery Edison, the Hague, Holland 2002; Pataka Museum, Porirua, New Zealand 2002; Theater Moliere de Saumur, Saumur, France 2003; The Coningsby Gallery, London, England 2003; Uruguay embassy, Israel 2004, Atelier des 3 Visges, Arras, France 2004; Asia House, Tel-Aviv, 2004; Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, N.C. USA 2005,2006; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise Queensland, Australia, 2005
Participation in Art Organizations
- Member of the "Society of Painters and Sculptors of Jerusalem" (international association of art) from 1980
- Member of the "The Israel Miniature Art Society" (IMAS and in WFM) from 1999
- Member of the "National Federation of Art, European Art Group, France" (2002–2005)
Prize and Awards
- Second prize in the II National Completion of Nature photographs in Israel 2000
- Second prize in the International Exhibition "Salon des Leopards" at St. Tropez 2002
- Second prize in the Miniatures Exhibition "Homage to Uruguay" at the Uruguay embassy, Israel 2004
Small Yet Great
The paintings presented in this exhibition are miniatures and one must study them carefully in order to delve into their essence. As we study the paintings closely, we find ourselves fascinated with the skill, the diversity, and the richness that are revealed over and over again in this mosaic.
Liat's paintings are infused with a unique lyrical quality that is present in any one of the subjects they portray: landscapes and views of Israel, sunrise, sunset, forests and trees or the four seasons. All of these take us on a journey to a magical, colorful world.
Her points of reference come from the bottom of her heart, the depth of her soul and vast areas of knowledge. We are aware of richness of color, unexpected depth and perspective, a feeling of transience, as though we were looking at these landscapes through vast light or mysterious fog, sometimes from great depths. The colorfulness, translucence, and depth prevail over the entire painting, and we are presented with a whole world.
Liat Polotsky doesn't focus on the realistic details, as artists painting miniatures did in the past (a polished portrait, a detailed landscape). She creates a whole new world with her colors. Liat's greatness lies in the way she portrays such intense ideas in small sizes, successfully communicating great depth and richness.
The curator of the exhibition