Esther Knobel

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Fruits of the sea Pearl Necklace, Safety Pins, Enamel On Electroformed Copper, Silver © Gallery Loupe
Safety pins, 2002-2008 Enamel On Safety Pins And Electroformed Copper © Gallery Loupe
Fossils, 2006 Enamel On Copper, Silver And Nickel Silver © Gallery Loupe
Fossils, 2006 Enamel On Copper, Silver And Nickel Silver © Gallery Loupe
Laminated Rose Petals, Silver © Gallery Loupe
Copper, Enamel, Oxidized Silver © Gallery Loupe
Knitted Copper, Enamel, Silver © Gallery Loupe
18k Gold © Gallery Loupe
Fossils: Small brooch with green and orange spots Enameled Copper, Silver © Moss
Hoya Leaves and Pests Heart brooch Enameled Copper © Moss
Rose Brooch, 2000 925 Sterling Silver And Dried Flowers 3.75" Long © Moss
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Born in Poland-1949

Living in Israel since 1950



1968 - 69            Painting, the Institute for Plastic Arts, Bat Yam, Israel

1970 -74            Department of Jewelry, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem

1975 - 77           Post graduate studies , Royal College of Art, London (MA.RCA).

Solo Exhibitions:


1983            Galerie Ra, Amsterdam.

1984            Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England.

1984            The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, side show.

1988            Galerie Spektrum, Munich.

1989            Galerie Ra, Amsterdam.

1993           The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1994            Galerie Ra, Amsterdam.

1995            The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. *

1995            Beit Gabriel, Sea of Galilee .

1999            Hnoss Gallery, Gothenburgh, Sweden.

2000            Galerie Ra, Amsterdam.

2000            Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland.

2001            Verzameld Werk, Gent, Belgium.

2007            Sienna Gallery at SOFA New York.

2008            Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, on the occasion of the launching of artist book

2008           The Andy Prize 2008, Tel Aviv Museum

2009            Verzameld Werk, Gent, Belgium


Selected Joint Exhibition:


1978           Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, with Pierre Degen

1980            Debel Gallery, Jerusalem, with Deganit Stern Schoken.

1981            Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, with Vered Kaminski

1987            Contemporary Applied Arts, London, with Mary Restieaux and Rachel Woodman.

1987            Gallery Mattar, Cologne, Germany with Norbert Walters

1992            Galerie Ra , Amsterdam, with Vered Kaminski.

1992            Kalisher  Gallery , Tel Aviv, with Vered Kaminski.

1992            Special Exhibition, Summer Show, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.

2000            "Poetic License",Julie Artisans Gallery , New York, with Kiff Slemons.

2001            Marijke Studio, Padova, Italy with Vered Kaminski and Deganit Stern Schocken

2002            “Broach,” Gallery Tactile, Geneva, Switzerland with Vered Kaminski and Deganit Stern


2003            “Untitled Dialogue”, Legnica Art Gallery, Legnica and Galeria Bielak,Kraków, Poland with Wilhelm Tasso Mattar. *

2005            “Speechless,” Hipòtesi Gallery Barcelona, with Vered Kaminski

2007            Galerie Spektrum , Munich , with Deganit Stern Schoken *


Group Exhibition:


1976            “70 years to Bezalel,” Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel - Aviv .*

"Theme-Jewellery" at the Swiss Industries Fair, Basel , Switzerland.*

1977           Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London.*

"Class of 77",  Arnolfini Gallery , Bristol, England.

1978-79       Group Shows: Serafijn, Utrecht; Gallery Flora,Eindhoven

Nouvelles Images,Den Haag, the Netherlands

1980           "Sieradden in Singer,”  Singer Museum, Laren, the Netherlands.

" Schmuck International 1900-1980" Vienna, Austria. *

1981           "Fancy Goods", Ralph Turner’s collection of popular jewelry, UK tour*

Gallery Alef,Tel Aviv;

1982            “Schmuck und Gerat”  Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich.*

"The Makers Eye", Craft Council Gallery , London.*

"Tendezen" Schmuck Museum , Pforzheim, Germany.*

"Jewellery Redefined", British Craft Center", London *

"Views on Jewellery,” Stedlijk Museum ,Amsterdam.

1983           "Material,” Sonderschau ,Munich *

“Kunstmanifesaatie,” Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam.

"The Jewellery Project",Craft Council Gallery, London .*

1984            The Shipley Jewellery Collection, Sunderland Arts Centre, Sunderland and UK tour.

International Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery, National Museums

of Modern Arts, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan. *

“Contemporary Jewelry- Europe” Craft Museum, New York *

"Cross Currents", Power House Museum, Sydney, Australia.*

"Modern Jewelry -1964-1984" Hellen Drutt Collection, USA Tour.

“European Jewelry - New Directions,” Maple Hill Gallery, Portland, USA.

"Body Works and Wearable Sculpture", Visual Art Center of Alaska *

1985            “Contemporary Jewelry Redefined: Alternative Materials,” Pittsburg

Center for the Arts, Pittsburg, USA.

“Vrije Vormgeving” from The Stedlijk Museum Collection, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam

“New Traditions - The Evolution of Jewellery :1966-1985,” The British Craft Centre, London*

“Figurative Jewellery,” Galerie Spectrum, Munich and European tour.*

"Die Neue Ausserlickeit" ,Handwerkskammer,Cologne, Germany.*

“New Jewellery” , Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden*

1986          “Figurative,” open members exhibition, British Craft Centre, London

“Clocks,” Cactus Gallery ,Tel Aviv

“10 Years Ra,” Galerie Ra Amsterdam *

1987           "Joieria Europa,” Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona *

"Zeichen am Korper", Museum Francisco - Corolinum, Linz, Austria *

"Biennale du Bijou", Hotel de Sens, Paris *

"Bezalel Graduate," The Palevsky Design Pavilion, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem *

1988            Cleveland Contemporary Jewelry Collection, UK tour

“10 Years Galerie Metal,” Galerie Metal, Copenhagen, Denmark *

"Jahresgaben 88,” Dusseldorf, Germany  *

1989            “Ornamenta,” The Schuckmuseum, Pforzhiem, Germany *

"Personal Expression," Museum of Applied Arts, Cologne , Germany  *

1990           “European Jewellery and Metal” - International Craft Triennial, Perth, Australia *

"Jewelry : Means and Meaning," Ewing Gallery of Art, University of

Tennesse , Knoxville, USA *

Rezak Gallery, Chicago, USA

1991           "Jehi Or" Jewish Museum, Frankfurt, Germany *

"The Banqueting Table," Galerie RA, Amsterdam  *

"Salvaged! Art in a Throwaway world”, South Bank Center, London.

"Arsenals - Aggression in Jewellery,” Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt, Germany *

1992            IIIème Triennale du Bijou, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France.*

1993            Galerie Ra at Marijke studio, Padova , Italy.

“Holography and Jewellery,” Museum of Applied Arts , Cologne, Germany.

“7 Schmckmachers,” Gallery Rahmel,Cologne, Gaermany.

“Tekens en Ketens,” Museum Van der Togt, Amstelveen, the Netherlands*

1994             “Local Goddesses,” Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem.*

1995            "Object\Object", Herzlya Museum of Art. Herzlya, Israel*

"The Jewel: Sign and Symbol",Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp, Belgium*

1996             Kunstmanifestatie, Amsterdam .

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

"Sixties Revival", Gallery Michèle Zeller, Bern, Switzerland

"Passion +Profession", 20 years Galerie Ra, Amsterdam *

"Design of the Times: One Hundred Years of the Royal College of Art,” RCA, London *

1997             Opening Show, Periscope Gallery for Design, Tel Aviv.

“New Conceptual Jewellery,” a project by Chi ha Paura, Milan Design Fair,Milan, Italy

1998             "Friendship Rings"  M.Zeller Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

"Jewellery Moves" - an International Jewellery Show, National Museum of

Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland *

Galerie Ra at the Rai Fair, Amsterdam

"Studs of Silver", The First Biennale of Israeli Jewelry, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv *

"Narratives", The Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland *

" Brooching It Diplomatically: A Tribute to Madeleine K. Albright”,

Museum Het Kruithuis, S'Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands *

"Pin Up", The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

“Good Kids, Bad Kids", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem    *

1999             “70 Designers in Tribute to Izika Gaon,” The Israel Museum, Jerusalem .*

“Malerei und Objekte,” Rathaus Schoneburg, Berlin, Germany.

2000             "All Adornament -Jewellery 1960-2000,” the Jewellery Collection of

Inge Asenbaum, Design Museum, Zurich, Switzerland *

"Fired with Colour,"  20th Century Enameling, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland and the

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland *

2001          "Micromegas", Galerie für angewandte Kunst, Munich, Germany, The Craft Museum,

New York,Gallery Yu, Tokyo, Japan and the John Curtain Gallery, Perth, Australia *

"Maskerade" ,Galerie Ra ,Amsterdam *

"Self Portrait", Galeria Sztuki, Legnica, Poland.*

“Figurative Trends in current Israeli Design,” The Heder Gallery,Tel Aviv *

" Borrowed Objects", Curatorial project by Witzo Haifa College ,at the Cinematheque, Haifa* 2002            "Zero Karat", The Donna Schneier Gift, Muesuem of Arts & Design (MAD), New York *

Schmuck 2002, Internationale Handwerkmesse, Munich  *

"Sense of wonder" Chi Ha Paura Project at the Milan Furniture Fair and

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam *

" Meeting Art", The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem *

" Spoons", Galerie Ra, Amsterdam  *

"Chain Reaction", Eretz  Israel Museum, Tel Aviv *

"BLUR", Stedelijk Museum , Amsterdam

2003          “Head Guard: Design Takes on Risk,” Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv  *

"Six Individual Voices", V&V gallery, Vienna

"First Flowers of Israeli Art", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

“Exhibition in Print,” SOFA, Chicago  *

" Valuable Links", Centre Ceramique, Masstricht, the Netherlands*

2004          "Birthday Party,” The Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland.*

2005          " Beaten Gold", Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv  *

"Francoise van den Bosch, Tijdgenoten en Jong Talent" CODA museum, Apeldoorn, the


"Possession of Purpose", Sienna Gallery at Sofa Chicago . *

2006          "Tides", Gallery Agripas 12 , Jerusalem

" Parures", Nîmes and French tour *

"Radiant" 30 Years to Galerie Ra, Amsterdam *

"Women's Tales" Racine Art Museum (RAM) and USA tour *

25 years to Galerie Spectrum, Munich .*

2007           "On a Small Scale" Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem .*

" Hnoss 10 Years Jubilee exhibition", Rhoss Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden *

“Heaven and Earth” ,Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv*

“Jewellery with enamel,” Museum Vlakglas - en Emaillekunst, Ravenstein, the Netherlands*

"Exhibition in print", A Metalsmith Exhibition at SOFA , Chicago  *

2008            “COLLECT”, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London. - represented by Galerie Ra *

Schmuck 2008 , Munich  *

"Crafting A Culture", Loupe Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey, USA

"Jewellery in transition", Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea , Uk

Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry;Museum of Art &Design ;New York

2009                 Cut,Stitch,Fold: Aaron faber gallery ,New York

"Collect", Saatchi Gallery, London – represented by Galerie Ra


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