Orna Bentor

Untitled (thumbnail) Left Hand Poppies #1 (thumbnail) A Memorial in Jordan Valley (thumbnail) Somewhere Else II (thumbnail)

Biography

Summary

An award-winning artist, graphic designer, and art teacher who has worked and lived in Israel and the United States

An active member in a women artists group called “Art Mix” that meets regularly to make art, learn, and collaboratively exhibit

Since November 2003, due to Multiple Sclerosis nerve damage, cannot use right hand; Paints with left hand

Exhibitions

  • 2006
    • Mazie Jones Gallery, Boone, NC.  Solo exhibition “From Right to Left”
    • King Shivell Gallery, Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC.  Art Mix group show
    • Pure Vidalia, Asheville, NC.  Art Mix group show
    • Mazie Jones Gallery, Boone, NC.  Art Mix group show
  • 2005
    • The Gallery at Crestwood, Blowing Rock, NC
    • Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC. Art Mix group show
    • Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk NC. Art Mix group show
  • 2004
    • Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro NC. Invitational show
  • 2003
    • Caldwell Arts Council, Linville NC
  • 2001
    • Dickson Art Gallery at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville NC. Art Mix group show
  • 2002
    • Mazie Jones Art Gallery, Boone, NC. Solo exhibition
  • 2000
    • Ashe County Art Gallery, West Jefferson, NC, “Millennium” Invitational Show
    • Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC. Award winners art show
  • 1999
    • Jones House Gallery, Boone, NC. Art-Mix Group Show
    • Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, Art-Mix Group Show
  • 1998
    • Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, Solo exhibition St. Luke's Church, Boone, NC, Solo exhibition
  • 1997
    • Mazie Jones Gallery, Jones House Community Center, Boone, NC. Solo exhibition
    • Wilkes Arts Gallery, North Wilkesboro, Invitational Show
    • Jones House Community Center, Boone, NC. Invitational Show
  • 1997 to 2000
    • Gallery 9, Foscoe, NC
  • 1996
    • Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC. Juried Show
  • 1995
    • Rock Hill Arts Festival, Rock Hill, SC. Juried Show
    • Winthrop University Art Galleries, Rock Hill, SC. Juried Show
  • 1994
    • Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC. Juried Show
    • Winthrop University Art Galleries, Rock Hill, SC. Group Show
  • 1993
    • Winthrop University Art Galleries, Rock Hill, SC. Group Show

Awards

  • 2005
    • Regional Artists Project of Northwest North Carolina Grant
  • 1999-2000
    • Regional Artists Project of Northwest North Carolina Grant
  • 1996
    • Second place, (juried show), Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC
  • 1995
    • First place, (juried show), Jubilee Arts Festival, Rock Hill, SC

Professional Experience

  • 1992-present
    • Independent Artist
  • 1991-1992
    • Coordinator, Learning Center and Art Project, JRC, Evanston, IL
  • 1991
    • Teacher, Hebrew Theological College, Chicago, IL
  • 1989
    • Design and Model Construction, Studio Itzuvim, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1988
    • Graphic Designer, Studio Ron, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1984-1987
    • Graphic Designer, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 1979-1980
    • Graphic Designer, Studio Kav, Rafi Etgar, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1980-1982
    • Art teacher, Jerusalem School for the Deaf, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1979-1980
    • Art teacher, Harova Community Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Education

  • 1972
    • Certificate in Graphic Design
      Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1979
    • Bachelor of Arts
      Oranim, Haifa University, Israel
      Majored in art education
  • 1981
    • Special Education Specialist
      Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1992
    • Teaching Certificate
      Board of Jewish Education, Chicago, IL
  • 1993-1996
    • Graduate School
      Non-degree graduate student
      Art Department, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC