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Elisheva Nesis, Artist

Elisheva Nesis is an artist trained in Moscow who lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel. For her art is a spiritual practice and her inimitable style, with its rich, vivid colours and recognisable elements; angels, cats, women and wine, borders on the surreal and conveys a feeling of imagination and fantasy. ARTIST’S STATEMENT My main interest is looking for signs of mysteries in our life and studying evidence of their penetrations into the real world.  Almost all my paintings and books are around this theme.  Also, I’ve been trying to detect mysterious penetrations in some border individuals. So it was just natural to me to settle in Jerusalem, the most mysterious place in the world.   This city has a great influence on my paintings.

Nokturn (2015), by Elisheva Nevis

EDUCATION Elisheva Nesis studied fine art in Russia at the Stavropol Art School (P.Gorban’s studio) and in Israel at the Betsalel Academy of Fine Arts. She received her M.A. Degree in writing from the Moscow Literature Institute and a D.M. Degree.  She also completed a postgraduate course in psychiatry in Stavropol Medical Academy. She is a Fellow of the Israel Professional Artists’ Association (IPAA).   the-fallen-rainbow-elisheva-nesis     3-Eli7 Elisheva has over 300 paintings and drawings in private collections in USA, Germany, UK, France, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, Australia, Italy, Netherlands and several other countries.  Her art is now available online on    


EXHIBITIONS & SOLO SHOWS Solo Shows July 2015  ‘ROOF CRASH’, Bet Ha-Kerem, Jerusalem August 2012  ‘CATS and ANGELS of JERUSALEM’, Jerusalem Arts Center, House Of Quality October 2010  ‘THAT’S IT’, HaTeva Museum, Jerusalem, Group Exhibitions May 2015   “The 70th VD”, Harmonia Hall, Jerusalem March 2015   Art festival “EILAT GOT TALENT”, Eilat, Conservatorium February 2015  Art festival “Crazy Colors”, “SUN AND SHADOW” at Tel Aviv, Migdalei Neeman January 2015  “Israeli artists come to Ariel” Ariel January 2015  “LIGHT AND SPACE”, Tel Aviv, Migdalei Neeman December 2014  Graphic biennial “ON PAPER”, Jerusalem, Harmony hall November 2014  “CITY”, Old Jaffa, Lighthouse Gallery November 2014   Art festival “Good Morning Tel-Aviv”, Ramat-Aviv, Neeman Towers October 2014   Art festival “OLD JAFFA REVEALS IT’S SECRETS”, “THE OBJECT”, Old Jaffa, Lighthouse Gallery October 2014  “LIVE GRAMOPHONE”, Holon, Art Gallery 44 October 2014   “SPEAKING OF WINE”, Jaffa, “GRAPE-MAN” The Israeli Centre for Wine Culture October 2014   Art festival “OLD JAFFA REVEALS IT’S SECRETS”, “THE BODY”, Old Jaffa, Lighthouse Gallery September 2014   “Life in motion”, Tel-Aviv, hotel “Cinema” August 2014   “Portraits of darlings”, Jerusalem, Harmony Hall August 2014   “Southern Wind”, Old Jaffa, Lighthouse Gallery March 2014  Purim exhibition, Jerusalem, Skizza gallery February 2014  “ISRAELI ARTISTS COME TO ARIEL”, Regional Center for the Performing Arts, Ariel February 2014  “THE WAY”, Lighthouse Gallery, Old Jaffa February 2014  “DIALOG WITH THE BLACK SQUARE”, Jerusalem, Harmony Hall January 2014  ‘BODY LINE’, Lighthouse Gallery, Old Jaffa December 2013   Festival of Arts ‘Good Morning Tel Aviv’, Migdalor Gallery December 2013  ‘ARS LONGA’, Lighthouse Gallery, Old Jaffa May 2012  ‘Jerusalem of Gold’, The Culture Center of Russia, Tel Aviv March 2011  ‘The March cat’, Hillel 27 Culture Center, Jerusalem February 2011  ‘City landscape’, Harmonia Hall, Jerusalem September 2010  ‘Sukkot’, The Municipality of Jerusalem August 2010  ‘Three days only’, Beit Daniel, The Center of Progressive Judaism, Tel Aviv