About Laura Behar
12 Derech Meitar
Meitar 84025 Israel
Born 1942 in Cairo, Egypt. Lives in Israel since 1954. A graduate of the Beer-Sheva Visual Art College and Ramat-Hasharon Teachers College; Has a Masters degree in Contemporary Art Studies from the University of Liverpool UK. Studied printing and papermaking under Joyce Schmidt at the Bob Leslie paper mill in Beer-Sheva. Teaches art in schools and at the Ben-Gurion University program for gifted children. Instructs art teachers throughout the country. A member of the Israeli Association of Painters and Sculptors and of IAPMA (International Association of Paper-Making Artists) since 1986. Wrote “Culture Grows Out of Paper”, a papermaking manual published by the Ben=Gurion University. Since 1980 manufactures paper from fibrous desert plants and conducts workshops. Exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions in Israel and abroad. Won the City of Haifa honor medal and the “Woman of the Year” award from the City of Beer-Sheva.
1980 Artist Hall, Beer-Sheva
1981 Richter and Delson Gallery, Jerusalem
1982 Beer-Sheva Municipal Library
1984 Mitzpeh-Ramon Municipal Museum
1985 Beer-Sheva Municipal Library
1991 Artist’ Hall, Ein Hod Artists’ Village
1994 Southern Breeze at the Beer-Sheva Municipal Library
1996 Southern Breeze II at the Arad Museum Gallery
2002 Dialog With Paper at the gallery of Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Dialog With Paper II at the gallery of teacher’s Center in Beer-Sheva
2003 I Have No Other Land at Tsiurim Gallery in Kibbutz Urim
"leaves of songs" Ben gurion University of the negev Gallery.Beer-Sheva.
I Have No Other Land at Kibbutz Mashabei Sade Gallery
I Have No Other Land at the Israeli Painter Association Gallery, Tel Aviv
2004 Paper Road exhibition at Kay Academic College Gallery, Beer-Sheva
2005 "Roots"'at the "Beer-Tzeva"Gallery-Beer-Sheva.
2007 "Dialog with Paper2-"Beit Daphna Gallery- Omer.
2008 "Substance and soul" Artist's –House ,Beer-Sheva.
2009 "Negev'Lanscapes structures . Sce –Academy Gallery-Beer-Sheva.
2010 "Zohar" –Beit Ha Omanim_Artist's House –Beer-Sheva.
2011 "Light" –"on the Hill" Gallery- Metar.
2012 "Lighted Paper"- Municipal Library- Beer-Sheva.
1980 Weitzman Gallery, Beer-Sheva
1981 ZOA (Zionist Organization of America) House, Tel Aviv
Binyanei Ha’Uma (Jerusalem National Auditorium)
1982 Chagall House – Artists’ Hall, Haifa
1983 Beer-Sheva Municipal Library
1984 Beit Elie Museum, Ashqelon
1985 Municipal Gallery – Artist’s hall, Jerusalem
1987 Arad Museum, Arad
1989 Prints Museum, Zefad
Zionist Federation – Jerusalem House
1990 Kibbutz Ha’Zorea Museum
1992 Beit Yad LaBanim (War Memorial Museum), Beer-Sheva
1993 Ministry of Education, Beer-Sheva Bureau
1997 Exhibition at the Main Post, Copenhagen Denmark
Selected Group Exhibitions
1984 Negev Museum and the Visual Workshop
1986 Negev Museum and the Visual Workshop
1987 Negev Museum and the Visual Workshop
1989 Paper Reprint from the Beginning, Zefad Museum
The Zionist Federation House, Jerusalem
1991 Three Dimensional Competition (Wilfrid House) in Creative Paper Exhibition)
Paper Artists Exhibition in memoriam of Joyce Schmidt, Paper Mill, Beer-Sheva
1995 Exhibit of Israeli Artists, portable exhibit around Israel under the auspices
of the Minister of Education, Prof. A. Rubinstein.
1996 Portable exhibition, at the Joe Alon Museum of the Negev, under the
auspices of the Minister of Education
Beer-Sheva municipal gallery
Textures from the land of the Negev
Exhibition of Artist Teachers at the third national teachers’ conference at
the Jerusalem Auditorium (Nation’s Buildings)
Exhibition of Mail Art of Future Communication, IAPMA, Post Denmark
1998 Colors at Beer-Sheva Municipal Library
1999 Threads of Light at the Nesher Haifa Cultural Auditorium
Love at the Artist’s Home in Tel Aviv (miniature exhibits)
The Hebrew Letter at Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv
Moz Muse II at the Hankin College Gallery in Holon
Save the Shade at the Ein Hod Artists Village Gallery (following a forest
Tanakh (Bible) at Angel Gallery in Jerusalem
From Nature into Science, Omer Open Museum
2000 Carmel as a Tree Planted on Water at the Simgallery in Moshav Megadim
Amanimenta – Women Painting and Sculpturing, Jerusalem Theater
Amanimenta - an exhibit of 3 environmental sculptures “From the Negev
to Jerusalem with Love” in City Hall Safra Square, Jerusalem, as part of a sculpture exhibition in the framework of National Woman Year under the auspices of the Jerusalem Municipality, the Jerusalem Year 2000
Celebrations committee, and Na’amat Women Organization.
Brook Fibers in Ein-Afek Nature reserve, Haifa
The Negev Artists Present in Beit Zionei America, Tel Aviv
2001 Like a Crimson Thread, an exhibition of paper works in the Culture Hall in Ashqelon
Connections – Artists bring their friends in Ein-Hod Artists Village Gallery
A tree of Life Shall Bloom in Our Yard, a group exhibition of paper works
in the Hankin Technological College, Holon
The Growth in the Brook (canticles), an exhibition of paper works in Ein-
Afek – a nature reserve, Haifa In the Footsteps of the Philistine Bird, at
the Ashdod Museum.
2002 Postcards exhibition IN Simgallery - Megadim
"skin & Paper - Triennale in Val de Charmey Museum, Switzerland
2003 " Carrier, Carrying, & Carriage , at Holon College
Paper Road, international Triennale in Charmey Museum-Switzerland.
Like a clay in the hand of creator ,Artists house –Haifa.
Like your neighbor –flag and Banner international exhibition-at the Strings
and Paper, in Ein-Afek Natural Reserve Love your Neighbourand Banner,
International Congress -Haifa.
2004 " Moz-Muse 2"- 11Triennale -Art Centre Gallery_Lodz-Poland.
2005 "5e InternationaleTriennale Paper" Musee Val De Charmey- Switzerland.
"Woman in Paper" Ganei Tikva Theater Gallery-Tel Aviv.
"Flap of Wings" Ein Afec natural reserve.
2007 "Water" Ein Afek natural reserve.
"Rugs Simgallery –Moshav Megadim – Hof Carmel.
"Psalms" international Paper exhibition in the Bible Museum-
"Point of view" –Municipal Library- Beer-Sheva.
2008 "A women from legends" -Beit Asia Gallery – Tel-Aviv.
"Southern Breeze" an International Paper group exhibition –
As co-curator.' In Academy Kaye Gallery –Beer-Sheva.
2009 "Not Red only" –Gan Shmuel Kiboutz – Gallery.
2010 "Chaine de Papier"-Livres D'Artistes" –Future in Paper" Hotel de la
Condamine –Le Vigan- France.
2010 "Paper'Substance'Sculptures" Beit Gavriel Gallery – Kinneret.
"Paper Time"-Haifa &Northern District Chagal House
"Miriad "Prints and sculpture exhibition-Ein Afek house.
"Spring in Metar" "on the Hill" Galery –Metar – as curator.
2011 "Renewal" eco-Art "on the Hill" Gallery-Metar.
"Near The House….Memory- Negev" Academy- Kaye Gallery-
"In Between" an International Paper exhibition –Vilfrid Museum,
Kibutz Ha Zorea.- and Negev Museum in Beer-Sheva –Israel.
"Eco-Art" Rishon le Sion Theatre Gallery.
"Paper Artist's in Israel" Book Publication – Primitive Gallery
"Paper leaves"_ Botanical Garden Gallery – Jerusalem.
"Vision 2" An International exhibition-Katholish Stadhaus-
"7e Triennale Paper" international exhibition in Mueum Val De Charmey
"Silver"- sculptural and Artists Book- 69 Smith Street
"Paper and Type-Print"- Cheongju Internatinal Biennale 2011.
2012 "Mother- Tongue - Nation –tongue" Yad le Banim- Memorial
House- Rishon le Zion.
" Paper Biennale Rijswik" -2012 un Mermanno Museum in the haag-
"Watermark" Iapma Paper Biennale in Cleveland- USA
"In The hot seat"- Proximity Gallery in Cleveland - USA
2013 Faszination a touring exhibition.
Amateras" In Sofia Paper Art fest 2013
2014 "shaping Matter with the hand of the creator" Kaye Academy of Art- In
Beer Sheva -Israel
"October" – In the Municipal Library – In Beer_Sheva-Israel.
1994, 1996 As Southern District Coordinator for the second and third Biannual (Biennale) for the your exhibitions, at the Jerusalem Theater and at
the home of the President of Israel.
Children Draw Peace at the Jerusalem National Auditorium.
1998 In the Secret of Light, as curator of the exhibit on the topic of light, a
portable exhibit at five high-schools and at the Kiryat Gat Diaspora
Museum, Hanevi’im Campus.
1999 Initiator and co-curator of From Nature Into Science, Omer Open
2001 Co-curator of Like a Crimson Thread, an exhibition of paper works in
the Culture Hall in Ashquelon.
2007 "Tehilim" "Psalms- o curator in Bible Museum- Tel Aviv.
2009 "Southern Breeze" Internationale paper exhibition –Kaye college _
2010 "Spring In Metar" –"on the hill"Gallery –Metar.
2011 "Renewal" –Eco-Art group exhibition- On the Hill"Gallery – Metar
2013 1th. Paper international Biennale in Artist' house in Beer-Sheva - Israel
2013 – Faszination a touring exhibition.
Amateras" In Sofia Paper Art fest 2013
2014 – "shaping Matter with the hand of the creator" Kaye Academy of Art- In Beer Sheva -Israel "October" – In the Municipal Library – In
2014 "The Nexus of Art and Craft in Papermaking" _ Museo della Carta e Della
Filigrana Fabriano –Italy.
2015 International Biennial for Paper & Fibre Art-New Brewery Art Center- Cirenster-Gloucestershire ,UK
2015 - " Amateras" – Sofia paper Art – Bulgary
2015 _ "LIGHT" - Trumpeldor Gallery _Beer Sheva
Association of Painters and Sculptors in Israel
IAPMA (International Association of Paper-Making Artists)
Participation in Congresses
Barcelona Paper Congress of 1987
ItalyTuscany Paper Congress 2000-
Poland-Duszniki zdroj Congress 2001
Switzerland –Geneva "Paper Road" 2003
Austria Steyermul –congress 2006
England-Oxford 2007 congress.
France-Le Vigan "The Future In Paper" –Livres D'Artistes" -2010
USA -Cleveland Biennale 1n 2012.
Italy – Fabriann congress 2014...