About

sculpture2Born in Stanford, CA, Batnadiv HaKarmi spent her formative years in the Old City of Jerusalem, where she still resides. Jerusalem, with its palpable history and cross currents of faiths, has impacted her works, which often explore the nexus of mythology, art and holiness. Batnadiv studied art at the Jerusalem Studio School, the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Italy, and the New York Studio School. She also holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. In tandem with her artistic pursuits, Batnadiv has explored the influence of the Bible on Western culture in her academic studies. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she was awarded the Rector’s Prize and the Wolf Foundation Award. Since returning from her art studies abroad, Batnadiv has been heading the art program at Emunah veOmanut, a branch of Emunah College.
   Selected Exhibitions
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2012 Into Being: Recent Landscapes, Art Refuge Municipal Gallery, Jerusalem. Curator: Pnina Frank.
2012 Inscapes: Works in Pastel, Beit Yehudit, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Ben Simons.
2011 Penuel, MaTaN, Jerusalem.
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2012 Exposure (hasifa), Succat HaOmanum, Binyamina, Israel. Curator: Nofi Rotem.
Omanut Be’bet Tzaefat, Beit Tzarfat, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Paul Taylor.
Collaboration (shituf), Succat HaOmanum, Binyamina, Israel. Curator: Nofi Rotem.
2010 Landscape Painting Exhibition, Reeves Reed Arboretum, Summit NJ. Curator: Susanna Coffey.
Patton-Boggs Exhibit, Manhattan, NY. Curator: Christina Kee.
Night Music art event, Brooklyn, NY.
2009 NYSS Benefit. New York Studio School, Manhattan, NY. Curators: David Cohen, Karen Wilkin
Isha Le’Isha, Cinemateque, Jerusalem, Israel. 
Studio Tsameret Opening Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Lance Hunter, Bezalel School of Art.
2007 Women for Women, Cinemateque, Jerusalem.
Create-A-Space Sculpture Exhibition Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Paul Taylor
2006 Lemudei Hashem Benefit Art Show, Beit Shemesh,Israel.
2004 Sculpture Artist’s House, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Paul Taylor
2002 Final Exhibition,  Monelli Gallery, Monte Castelo de Vibio, Umbria, Italy.
  Selected Commissions
2010 Murals, for the YRSRH (Yeshiva of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsh) synagogue in Washington Heights; Mural for the YRSRH elementary school.
2008 Cover Art, for English translation of S.Y. Agnon’s The Book that Was Lost, printed by the Toby Press (ISBN 978-1-59264-254-7).
 Selected Residencies and Workshops
2010 Center for Book Arts, New York. Course on artist’s books.
2008 Goliath School, New York. Advanced painting program in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
2005 Slade School Of Art, University College London. Summer painting program.
2002 International School of Painting Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy.  Six-week intensive studio program for developing painters and sculptors from around the world
  Professional Experience
Sept. 2011-Present Art Director, Emuna Ve’Omanut, a branch of the Emuna College of Art and Technology, Jerusalem. Director of the art program; teacher for Advanced Drawing, Intermediate Painting, and part of the Integrative Studio.
2011 Visiting Lecturer, Emuna Ve’Omanut, a branch of the Emuna College of Art and Technology, Jerusalem. Teaching painting, drawing, and guiding students with final projects.
Dec. 2009 Artist Assistant, for the Pat Steir: Reprise 1987-2009, exhibition at the NYSS (http://www.nyss.org/exhibitions/pat-steir/), working in conjunction with the Sol LeWitt’s installation team.
2009-2010 Gallery Assistant, New York Studio School Gallery, under the direction of David Cohen.
2009 Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Visiting Lecturer, The Israeli Academy for Leadership, Ein Prat.
2008 Junior lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2006-present Associate Editor of Partial Answers: A Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in cooperation with the School of Literature in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  Publications
Review Halter, Aloma, “Exhilaration in Oils: The Recent Painting of Batnadic HaKarmi” Jewish Press, December, 2012
Exhibition announcement “Batnadiv HaKarmi’s Paintings on Display in Jerusalem” Jewish Press, November, 2012.
Exhibition announcement Sadan, Michal. “Artist Exhibition in Expectation of the New Academic Year,” in Scooper. October, 2012. http://www.scooper.co.il/pr/1024329/
Cover art Cover art, Ilanot Review, Spring, 2012. Online http://ilanot.wordpress.com/
Interview “Inscapes,” interview with Eve Harrow on “Judean Eve” for Israel National Radio. January 18, 2012.