Milcah Bassel is a multidisciplinary artist based in Jersey City and Tel Aviv. Her work is an experiential investigation of body-space relations incorporating installation, performance, drawing, photography, and other media. She holds a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University (2011) and an MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (2013) where she is currently a part-time lecturer. For over a decade Bassel has studied and practiced bodywork methods and the healing arts which also inform her work.
Bassel has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, art fairs, and pop-up spaces, both nationally and internationally, with recent shows at Bronx Museum of the Arts, Newark Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum, Soho20 Gallery, Whitebox, William Paterson University, Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, The Gateway with Project For Empty Space, and Hanina Gallery in Tel Aviv, among others. Art fairs include PULSE and EAB in New York, UNTITLED and Select in Miami. Residencies and honors include ACRE (WI, 2012), a Brodsky Center residency funded by an NEA grant (NJ, 2014), Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Artist-In-Residence (MA, 2015); STAR residency and fellowship at Guttenberg Arts (NJ), Bronx Museum AIM program (NY), and Smack Mellon Hot Picks all in 2017. Throughout 2018 she will be artist-in-residence at the Center for Book Arts in NYC.
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