Born in Israel in 1948, Edna Miron-Wapner was brought up and educated in Montreal. She returned to her family's Israeli roots in 1977 and settled in Jerusalem. She has lived there since, apart for five-year sojourn in California.
As an artist with specialties in Printmaking, Sumi-e Painting, Calligraphy, and Papermaking, she has exhibited her work over the past thirty years in museums and galleries in the US, Israel, Russia and Japan. Her own approach to her art is a spiritual one facilitated through Jewish meditation followed by spontaneous creation.
As an Expressive Arts Therapist and Educator, she created a course called "Expressive Kavannah" which uses an intermodal model to explore Jewish identity through the arts. She is the founder of two studios in Jerusalem, the first Studio Spiral, a unique Children's Creativity Center and secondly, Studio Indigo, an Adult Expressive Arts Center. She has been artist in residence and therapist/educator at Jewish institutes, schools and communities in the U.S, Israel and Great Britain.
2012 SOUL PRINTS
The Artists' House, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, Israel.
2008 THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE - The Artists' House, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2003-4 DIALOGUE WITH ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS II Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, Israel.
1998-9 DIALOGUE WITH ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS Yeshiva University Museum, New York City, NY.
The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel.
Migdalor Gallery, Jaffa, Israel.
Sarah Einstein Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.
1996 RECENT WORKS - Studio Indigo, Jerusalem, Israel.
1992-6 IMAGES - (photo at left from IMAGES exhibition)
Belgium House, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Studio Spiral, Jerusalem, Israel.
Gallery 130, Kitakyushu, Japan.
Jewish Community Center, Tokyo, Japan.
The Artists' House, Jerusalem, Israel.
The Platt Gallery, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA.
The Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA.
1990 OPEN STUDIO - Santa Monica, CA.
1987 SONGS OF MEDITATION
Jewish Quarter Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.
1981 BATIKS - The Jerusalem House of Quality, Jerusalem, Israel.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS2013 CONTEMPORARY MASTERS V/VI – Southern Nevada Museum of Art, USA
2013 FLORENCE DESIGN WEEK – Palazzo Borghese, Florence Italy.
2012 THE ATHENS BIENNALE OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTMAKING,
Hellenic American Union Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2010-11 GROUP PRINTMAKING EXHIBITIONS
The Artists' House, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF GRAPHIC ARTS
St. Petersburg, Russia
2000 THE SPIRITUAL IN ART- Bedford Art Museum, Dr. Peter London (Curator)
1994 IN MEMORY OF JOYCE SCHMIDT-The Visual Arts Center, Beersheva, Israel
1993 NEW MEMBERS- The Artists' House, Jerusalem, Israel
1986 CALLIGRAPHY '86 - The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel
1985 PEN AND PAPER - The XIIth International Book Fair, Jerusalem, Israel
Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY. The Brandeis Bardin Institute, CA, Kehilat Kol Kaneshama, Jerusalem, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, The Pardes Institute, Jerusalem. Bright Source Energy, Jerusalem.
PUBLICATIONS: 2013 - International Contemporary Masters Volume VI, World Wide Art Books
2012 – IEATA Journal: "Expresssive Kavannah".
Artist Edna Miron-Wapner in International Dictionary of Artists Vol. 1, World Wide Art Books, 2011.
"Jerusalem" - Revue Arts et Metiers du Livre, Paris, Oct. 1995. "Edna Miron-Wapner" – Rambam, The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Spring 1992."Hebrew Micrographers" - Calligraphy Review, Summer 1987, by Dr. Leila Avrin. "Hebrew Calligraphy" - Encyclopedia Judaica Year Book, 1986-1987.
IMAGES: The Art of Edna Miron-Wapner. Director: Paula Weiman- Kelman, Camera: Eli Talel. 1995.
Click here to watch "Images:The Art of Edna Miron-Wapner
DIALOGUE WITH ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS.
Director and Camera: Eli Talel. 1999.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: A.A.T.A. - American Association of Art Therapists. I.E.A.T.A - International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. The International Artists' Association. The International Association of Papermaking Artists. The Los Angeles Printmaking Society. The Etching Workshop. Tel Aviv Artists House.
B.A (French) - McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
M.A (O.I.S.E - Education) - University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
C.A.G.S (Expressive Arts Therapy) - The European Graduate School, Leuk, Switzerland.