Bio – Miriam Unger Ben-Zeev
Miriam Unger Ben-Zeev
Miriam was born & raised in Haifa, Israel; Married to Avihu and a mother of three; lived close to two decades in Toronto, Canada; a pianist who loves to play whenever the mood is right; studied at the Techniun Institute in Haifa; worked as part of the team for urban planning of the Old City of Jerusalem subsequent the Six Days War, and for years in various architect firms; studied Psychology at Haifa University.
On 1980, Miriam had published her first book, a novel titled “Measured Moments”. Currently Miriam is working on two other books. One in the field of Para-Psychology, whom she herself engages in every so often, and the other is a novel.
All her life Miriam has scribbled with a drawing-brush, however, the artist from within sprung forward intensively in 1978, and her artworks have been exhibited since in Israel & abroad and received rave reviews.
Miriam was a member of the Toronto artist classes, and her style is classified as Naturalism Expressionistic. Throughout the years, Miriam partook in many workshops of famous artists. Miriam exemplifies an exceptional capability of conveying a message in a very unique and defined line.
The catalyst for Miriam is mood and a unique thought, and that is the reason Miriam can draw up to 18 hours a day once in the mood.
Amongst her paintings one could find landscapes, portraits, flowers, figures, as well as still-life. Part of her landscape paintings has been influenced by the Canadian Scenery.
Throughout the years her artworks were sold in Gallery 68 in Canada, where works of many world-renowned artists are sold. In addition, Miriam has exhibited in shows in Israel and in North-America.
On 2004, Miriam was injured in a car accident and as a result of a trauma to her right hand she was prevented from drawing for five years. Once Miriam resumed painting she focused on dance and movement, likely due to the accident. The precise dancer paintings, accentuate Miriam’s perfectionistic character; suitable to her gentle nature on the one hand and maximal precision on the other.
Miriam’s last exhibition took place on March of this year in a gallery in Israel, Bet Gabriel on the Kinneret (situated near the Sea of Galilee).
On this coming January, her works would be exhibited in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, North York, Ontario, Canada.