Shalom - New York
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Shalom exhibited his kinetic paintings and sculpture, including those from the Toxic Paradise Series, at the Audart Gallery in the Spring of 1997. In another of Audart's rooms, he installed his Fusion Caskets. His exhibition at Audart brought many of the same people back, again and again, to experience the impact of his art.
In the summer of 1996, Digitas was brought to Audart by Shalom and other contributing artists and writers and was on view for the duration of Audart's "Salute to Broad Street" exhibition. Digitas, a review of arts and literature on CD-ROM, includes contributions from over thirty artists in poetry, prose, criticism, multimedia, film, dance, painting, photography, sculpture and installation. In the fall of 1996, an international press event, organized by Hill & Knowlton in Amsterdam, was held at Audart with the express purpose of viewing digital artworks by New York artists. Shalom and his work were an important part of this event.
Shalom was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of World War II, spending his childhood years in Israel before emigrating with his family to the United States as an adolescent. He studied painting and sculpture at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received dual BFAs and MFAs in painting and sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University in PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shalom was awarded the Damrosch Scholarship to study at the Fountainbleau School of Fine Arts in France and went on to win the Fountainbleau Beaux Arts Painting Prize. He completed his postgraduate fellowship in the sculpture department of Indiana University.
Shalom has taught and lectured
at The Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union and Yale
University, among others. His art is included in the book Ecologia Dell'Arte
by Enrico Baj. He has been reviewed in both the American and international
press. Galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, South America,
Asia and Israel have exhibited Shalom's art and he is in the private collections
of many of the world's best-known museums.