Milcah Bassel is a multidisciplinary artist based in Jersey City and Tel Aviv. Her work is an experiential and imaginative investigation of body-space relations and notions of emptiness incorporating installation, performance, drawing, photography, and other media. She holds a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University (2011) and an MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (2013) where she is currently a part-time lecturer. For over a decade Bassel has studied and practiced bodywork methods and healing arts which also inform her work.
Bassel has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, art fairs, and pop-up spaces both nationally and internationally with recent shows at the Newark Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum, Soho20 Gallery, Whitebox, William Paterson University, Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, The Gateway, Project For Empty Space, and Hanina Gallery in Tel Aviv, among others. Art fairs include PULSE and EAB in New York, UNTITLED and Select in Miami. Residencies include ACRE (WI, 2012), a Brodsky Center residency funded by an NEA grant (NJ, 2014), Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Artist-In-Residence (MA, 2015); she was recently awarded a STAR fellowship at Guttenberg Arts (NJ) and will attend the Bronx Museum AIM program (NY) in 2017.
She is always looking for unusual and overlooked spaces to reimagine, interact with, and transform.
Milcah Bassel : Father Tongue (Genesis I), 2015, stencil pulp painting on handmade paper, ed5, 28 x 58