2009 Swing Space Resident, 100 Church Street
Keren Oxman obtained her MA from the Royal College of Art in London (2006) and holds a BA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem (2003). She currently lives and works in New York. Oxman was the recipient of the Clore Fellowship Grant in 2004 and received the Chris Graham Memorial Prize in 2006. Most recently, in 2008 she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Cooper Union School of Art.
Oxman creates intricate portraits that move beyond pictorial representations. Her figures seem to have evacuated from a prior world of debased images, bringing together the past with the present, the real with the fabricated and the familiar with the uncanny.
At 100 Church Street, Oxman will continue her investigation into the critical representation of the human figure in painting, exploring contemporary ideas of tribal belonging and identity.