Zemer Peled

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Looking Up, 2016 / Porcelain shards, fired clay / H21 x W13 x L10
Private Collection

Never Look Down, 2016 / Porcelain shards, fired clay / H16 x W13 x L8
Private Collection

Untitled, 2015 / porcelain shards, fired clay / 12.5 x 13.3 x 7.4 inches

Single Central Bloom, 2015 / porcelain shards, fired clay / 12 x 12 x 5 inches

Formed Shards, 2012 / ceramic shards, fired clay / 31 x 13 x 13.7 inches
Private Collection

Formed Shards, 2012 / detail view

I am walking in a forest of shards, 2012 / site-specific installation / dimensions variable / ceramic shards, clay, metal
Henry Moore Gallery at the Royal College of Art (London)

I am walking in a forest of shards, 2012 / site-specific installation / dimensions variable / ceramic shards, clay, metal
Henry Moore Gallery at the Royal College of Art (London)

Sky Island, 2015 / installation view
Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT

Sky Island, 2015 / installation view
Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT

Large Peony and Peeping Tom, 2014 / porcelain shards, clay, metal / 72 x 46 x 30 inches
Private Collection

Large Peony and Peeping Tom, 2014 / porcelain shards, clay, metal / 72 x 46 x 30 inches
Private Collection

Pair by the Sea, 2014 / porcelain shards, fired clay / 11 x 19 x 23 inches
Private Collection

Pair by the Sea, 2014 / detail view

Blue & White Porcelain Shards Flower, 2014 / porcelain shards, fired clay / 5 x 10 x 10 inches
Private Collection

Artist in the studio, 2014

Biography

Zemer Peled's work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, and engages with themes of memories, identity, and place. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one's breath might break it. In others, Peled's fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form - offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. Peled (b. 1983) was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem), she earned her MA at the Royal College of Art (UK). In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including such venues as Sotheby's and Saatchi Gallery (London), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), and the Orangerie du Senate (Paris), among others. The artist currently lives and works at the Archie Bray Foundation Residency (Helena, MT).