Roni Taharlev is the winner of the Shiff Prize for Art for the years 2021-2022
The committee of the Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative Realistic Art had elected to award the prize to two female artists: The winner of the 2021 prize is Shira Zelwer and for the year 2022, Roni Taharlev, a lecturer in the department of visual arts. The award includes a cash grant in the amount of 10,000 Dollars for each, and a solo exhibition accompanied by a catalogue at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art.
Roni Taharlev is a figurative painter with a cohesive and distinctive expression which deals with the human figure. In her work which spreads over about three decades, it is possible to see the continuous investigation of the portrait genre. Her paintings are an intimate and very knowledgeable correspondence with art history, which constantly explores the premises of the classic tradition and reflects upon them.
She corresponds with religious, mythological and literary issues, when usually her paintings have an allegoric meaning with a thread of mystery and timelessness pulled from them.
Taharlev is also engaged in the models of women representation: How they are viewed in familiar classic poses, as the painter changes them a little, releasing them from the cultural constraints which bounded them throughout art history, affixing their meaning.
They both won a prize which includes a cash grant in the amount of 10,000 Dollars each, and a solo exhibition accompanied by a catalogue at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. An exhibition for Roni Taharlev will be held during the course of 2023.