Zemer Peled's work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, and engages with themes of memories, identity, and place. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. Her current body of work is inspired by the Blue and White floral and landscape designs painted on Japanese Igezara Wares. Using porcelain coloured with blue cobalt, Peled creates anthropomorphic and zoomorphic sculptural forms. Her large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one's breath might break it. In others, Peled's fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form - offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality.

 

Peled (b. 1983) was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem), she earned her MA at the Royal College of Art (UK). In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including such venues as Sotheby's and Saatchi Gallery (London), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), and the Orangerie du Senate (Paris), among others. Peled was awarded a highly commended prize at the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize 2014 with which she has toured internationally. Zemer Peled was a Long Term Resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, USA (2013–2015). In September 2015, she started a new residency at Marble House Project, Dorset, VT, USA. In February - August 2016, she will take her place as a visiting artist in resident at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) 

Museum Exhibitions: Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics finalist exhibition, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH (September 25, 2015 -January 2, 2016) & Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (February 26-June 12, 2016)



Zemer Peled is represented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.