Sharona Eliassaf

Born 1980
Lives and works in New York and Ramat Gan, Israel


2011   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
2011   M.F.A. Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York
2004   B.F.A. Fine Arts,  Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem


Selected Exhibitions


  • The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art (Extended), New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT (Forthcoming)


  • The Beyond:Georgia O'keeffe and Contemporary Art (Extended), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC (Forthcoming)
  • Buddy System, Deanna Evans Projects, Brooklyn, New York (Forthcoming)
  • Reading Between the Lines, Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Forthcoming) Curated by Anna Valdez
  • Smooth Muscle, Whitehaus Project Space, Oakland, CA Curated by Dominique Palladino, Sophie Parker and KC Tideman
  • Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Artists, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, Curated by Lauren Haynes and Chad Alligood


  • Levinsky Garden Library Benefit show, Beniamini House Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Under the Paving Stones, Far by Wide, Brooklyn, New York Curated by Jes Cannon
  • Salon Hacubia , Hacubia, Jerusalem, Curated by Dan Ormian
  • Portals, Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Curated by Anna Ortiz and Ashley Garrett
  • NURTUREart benefit show, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
  • Post-Election, September Gallery, New York, Curated by Kristin Dodge and Kate Gilmore


  • Making Ends Meet, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Solo)
  • SVA X Skowhegan, SVA Chelsea gallery, New York, Curated by Lauren Haynes
  • If You Build It, The Willows at Lord and Taylor 5TH AVE, New York
  • Verblist, E.TAY Gallery, New York, NY Curated by Mark Joshua Epstein


  • Benefit for Bryan Osburn, 106 Green Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • "Game Genie", Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, Curated by Will Hutnick & Polly Shindler
  • "Ice Storm", Willows, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Emily Weiner


  • "Brooklyn art party", Nelson Macker Fine Art, Port Chester, NY, Curated by Kristen Schiele
  • "Phaint Smears", Beverly's, NY, Curated by Leah Dixon
  • "AiB Benefit", Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn


  • "The Fourth Wall" , at the Willows, Brooklyn


  • "Inaugural Benefit" , Novella Gallery, NY, Curated by Steve Rivera
  • "INSOMNIAC", The Shirey, Brooklyn, curated by Stacy Scibelli
  • "The Willows- Home, Love, Spring", Brooklyn,  curated by Emily Weiner
  • "Dustcatcher", Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curated by Adi Gura
  • "Standard Deviation", The Shirey, Brooklyn, Curated by Gregg Louis
  • "Queens International Biennial" , Queens Museum of Art, NY , Curated by  Larissa Harris, Jamilla James and Manuela Moscoso


  • "Fragmentation", Stephen Stoyanov Gallery, NY, Curated by Dan Cameron
  • "Reformation", Former Somerset County Church and Jail  show, Skowhegan, Maine
  • "All things fall apart", Visual Arts Gallery, NY, Curated by Asya Geisberg
  • "Exit", MFA Fine arts Thesis Show, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, Curated by Matt Moravec


  • "Urban", Stern Gallery, Tel Aviv


  • "sensi 6" a benefit auction for meir panim hosted by Phillips, Pury & company , New York


  • "Artic 7" , The Sharet, America-Israel culture foundation, Ramat Gan Museum


  • Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem - Thesis exhibition of undergraduate studies


  • Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Tel Aviv - "Selected Works"


Awards and Prizes

2012 Finalist- Joan Mitchell Foundation painters and sculptors grant program

2011 Skowhegan-School of Visual Arts Matching Grant
2011 MFA Fine arts assistantship award, School of Visual Arts, NY

2004 Sharet foundation scholarship award for painting- America-Israel culture Foundation, Tel Aviv.

2003 The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel foundation endowment fund , Jerusalem.

Guest Lecturer and visiting artist at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, BFA Fine Arts,  Ramat Gan, Israel

Visiting Artist at the Maple Terrace Residancy, Brooklyn New York