Avigail Fried | אביגיל פריד
Avigail Fried studied classic figurative art at the JSS (Jerusalem Studio School) under the tutelage of Israel Hershberg. In addition, she has participated for several years in Italy landscape workshops with a variety of instructors, including Sigal Tsabari, as well as in advanced studies of contemporary art at HaKolel studio.
Avigail works primarily with oil on canvas, while at times experimenting with other mediums such as collage, embroidery and combinations of disparate materials.
Avigail's expressionist works capture the fleeting moments of daily life in vibrant colors which describe not just a physical space and time but a mood as well. Her works involve an active exchange with the history of abstraction including broad brush strokes which break down the complex material world into more basic building blocks while challenging our notions of reality.
Avigail continues to show in solo exhibits (including at the Other Gallery, Holon; Art Shelter Gallery, Jerusalem; and Aroma coffeehouse chain, Israel), as well in group exhibitions (Miskhan Museum of Art, Ein Harod; the Biblelands Museum, Jerusalem, etc.). So too, Avigail was chosen to undertake public projects such as murals in Jerusalem neighborhoods.
Other artistic enterprises include membership in Studio of Her Own group, accompanying artist for the Mashiv Haruach poetry journal, featured artist in Israeli media and more.