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Artist Statement

Miriam Cabessa was born in Casablanca, Morocco and raised in Israel. She lives and works in New York City. She has shown in Israel, Europe, and the United States.

Miriam Cabessa’s paintings are made using the movement of her body, her hands, pieces of fabric, and the rhythm of her breathing. Using oil on linen, the surface of the painting becomes sensitive to her touch, making the relationship between the art and the artist very intimate becoming a feminine abstraction.

Cabessa represented Israel in the Venice Biennale in 1997, and won numerous prizes and awards.


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schewach says: Miriam is constantly reinventing herself. From using unconventional tools/materials, unique methods and technique to performance. Her body alone is capable of generating the movement, rhythm and choreography that creates an outstanding "body" of work.

Leisure_Life_NYC says: Beautiful work. Great body of work as well.