Pesi Girsch


Born 1954 in Munich – lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Emigrated to Israel, 1968. Studies sculpture with Rudi Lehmann and drawing with Prof. Joseph Schwartzman, Israel and at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. Teaches at the Art Department of Haifa University, Israel. Honored with America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award, Tel-Aviv 1988 and 1999, Gerard Levy Award of Israel Museum, 1989, Leon Constantiner Photography Award of Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, 1999. Participated at "The Body", Haifa Museum of Modern Art, 1989, "Patterns of Jewish life", Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin 1992, "The Range of Realism", Tel Aviv Museum of Art 1993, "Photography in Israel", Israel Museum Touring Exhibition in Europe and USA, 1994-97, "The Other Side of Beauty", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn 1995, "After Rabin, New Art from Israel", Jewish Museum, New York 1999, "Identity and Environment", Ludwig Museum, Budapest 2000. Solo exhibition at Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1992 (catalogue), Artists' and Sculptors' House, Tel Aviv 1997, Landesmuseum Oldenburg and Stadtmuseum, Münster 2003. Museum collections: Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, the Jewish Museum, New York. Solo exhibition Tel Hai, Israel 2014.
Recommended literature: "Natures Mortes", Pesi Girsch, Gina Kehayoff Edition, Munich 2001.