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Okun Sasha



Curiculum Vitae

Alexander (Sasha) Okun

1949 Born in St. Petersburg, Russia
1972 M.A. Mukhina Academy of Arts and Design, St. Petersburg, Russia
1979 Immigrated to Israel
1986 Till today Senior lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1988 – 2001 Painting and Drawing teacher at the “Amona” College, Jerusalem
1989 Associate Professor, Bellarmine College, Kentucky, USA
1996 Chairman of the Plastic Arts committee, The Reception Burrow, Israel
2002 – 2005 Chairman of the Painters and Sculptors Association, Jerusalem Artists

Awards and Scholarships

1981 Ofer Feniger Award for a Young Artist
1985 Gestetner Fellowship
1987 Cite International des Arts, Residence Fellowship
1991 “Man of Achievement”, The International Biography, Cambridge, England
1993 “Man of the Year” , The International center, Cambridge, England
2002 Nominee for the Volf Award

Creatorship

1983 onwards The Curator of numerous exhibitions at the Artists House, Jerusalem
1994 The Curator of first exhibitions ever of Israeli artists in Moskow and St. Peterburg
1987-1998 The curator of the exhibitions at the Kneset (Israeli house of parliament)

Selected Solo Exibitions

1981 – 1988 Debel Gallery, Jerusalem; 1983 Art Hfvilion, Yehoshua Gardens, Tel Aviv; 1987 Cite International des Arts, Paris, France; 1987 – 1989 Horace Richter Callery, Jaffa; 1988 The Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem; 1992 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; 1994 Mishcan Le’Omanut Art Museum, Ein Harod; 1994 Janko-Dada Museum , Ein Hod; 1994 Artist Yjuse, Jerusalem; 1995 Kiryat Ha’Omanim Gallery, Kiryat Tivon; 1998 Nora Gallery, Jerusalem; 1999 The Open Museum, Tefen; 2000 The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan; 2005 Basis Gallery, Hadassa Neurim

Selected Group Exhibitions

1974 Gaza Palace, St. Peterburg, Russia; 1975 Nevsky Palace, Saint Peterburg, Russia; 1976 Yehuda L. Magnes Museum, Berkley, California, USA; 1977 Klutchnik Museum, Washington, D.C., USA; 1997 Kipniger Gallery, Washington, D. C., USA;
1978 Contemperary Art Museum, Erevan, Armenia; 1984 Florence Miller Center, Jerusalem Print Workship, Jerusalem; 1985 Beit Ariela, Tel Aviv; 1985 Salon des Beaux Art, Grand Palais, Paris, France; 1986 National Museum, Bogota, Colombia; 1988 Manege Exibitions Center, Saint Peterburg, Russia; 1989 Ariadna Gallery, St. Petrsburg, Russia; 1989 Bugrashov Gallery, Tel Aviv; 1989 “Classics in Context” Festival, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; 1990 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA; 1991 Israel Art Month, The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem; 1991 Denver University, Denver, Calorado, USA; 1992 The Negev Museum, Beer Sheva; 1992 City Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia; 1992 Varble Palace, St. Petrsburg, Russia; 1994 Art Focus, Power Plant, Jerusalem; 1997 Klutchnik Museum, Washington, D.C., USA; 1998 Studio S, Arta Contemporanea, Rome, Italy; 1999 Salone d’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, France; 2000 Israel Festival, The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem; 2001 New Manege Exibitions Center, Moskva, Russia; 2002 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; 2004 Contemperary Art Festival, St. Petrsburg, Russia;
2005 Mishcenot Sheananim Gallery, Jerusalem; 2006 Russky Museum, St. Petrsburg, Russia


  • New Works 2002-2005
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    Nudes
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