Ran Or-nah « The Jerusalem Artists House – בית האמנים בירושלים

Ran Or-nah

Or-nah began her creative career at the Architecture program at Ort Technical Academy in Givatayim. She studied fine arts and ceramic sculptures at the Eilat Art Studios. From 1980 until 1985 she majored in sculpture at the Art department of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. In her final year there, she was awarded a scholarship by the America-Israel Cultural Fund. From 1986 until 1988 she continued studying art history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1990 she completed a course in woodworking. She was awarded a scholarship from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004 and again in 2005. In 2006 she graduated, getting a Master degree with excellence in India culture studies, specializing in sculpture.

For the past 16 years, Or-nah specialized in environmental sculpture, designing and building large and complex projects. Her uniqueness is manifested by her empathic holistic approach toward cultural and environmental matrix, which completes her individual perspective. She doesn’t simply plant an object in the open; rather she sculpts within each specific environment, from it and for it. This method turns her creations, as soon as they’re born, into landmarks within the landscape and points of social reference.

In the last two years Or-nah has created ceramic sculptures, and continues to develop more environmental sculptures.

Solo Exhibitions

1990 Sketches for a Dance, Jerusalem Theater
1999 Running with Wolves, Mitzpeh Ha-yamim
2001 God will provide Himself a Lamb for a Bunt Offering, Joseph Constant Gallery, Ramat-Gan

Environmental Works

Environmental Works
1992 Rebecca, Brandt School, Jerusalem
1993 Mellawin Wall, Jerusalem
Rumblings, Golomb St.& Begin Blvd, Jerusalem
Being a Woman, Ramat Raziel
1994 Harp, Lines in the Desert, The Israeli Air Force Museum, Hazerim
1995 Reclining Woman, Nahal Zin Crossing, Arava Road
Babe Gan Ha-emek, Giv’at Ze’ev
Hebron Rd, Foundations, Hills cape, Jerusalem
1997 Tiamat, Mei Naftouch, Jerusalem
1998 Sun Braid, Givon Ha-hadasha
1999 Hieroglyphics, Begin Blvd, Jerusalem
2000 A Psalm of David, Bukhara carpets, Ir Ganim, Jerusalem
Locked Garden, Efrat
Whispering Sheaves, Efrat
Abundance of Property Engenders Disdain, Yizhak Rabin School, Mazkeret Batya
2001 Beasts of the Earth, Lifta, Jerusalem
2002 Sansanoy, at the front of Hadarim building, Jerusalem
2004 Kaf El Kaf, Or Tora School, Jerusalem

Group Exhibitions

1985 The Young Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Horace Richter Gallery, Jaffa
1988 Spiderman, Children’s world, Venetian Figures, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1991 New Members, Artist House, Jerusalem
1996 Woman Time, Artists House, Haifa


1984 – 1985 America-Israel Cultural Fund
2004 The Rosa K. Rabinowitz Memorial Foundation, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2005 Robert H. and Claris Smith, Hebrew University of Jerusalem