Tom Krasny (b. in 1984 in Tel-Aviv, Israel) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.
She earned a BA in video and new media from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and graduating from the Master of Fine Art course at Glasgow School of Art (June 2017). Krasny trained as a sculptor through assisting in the studios of Alona Rodeh and Inbal Lieblich in Tel Aviv, and has also worked on multiple theatre and dance productions, designing and making performance-related objects. In her practice Krasny focuses on sculpture and installation. She is interested in investigating the relation between artefact and viewer especially considering the growing popularity of “thinking things” and interactive objects. She has recently curated the War Show, a group exhibition which dealt with the psychological and social implications of life in a conflict zone.
Selected exhibitions: degree show, Master of Fine Art programme, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); GSA Interim Show, Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, (2016); The War Show, group exhibition by GSA MFA artists, BAAD Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Black Box, Art on billboards in Jerusalem curated by Izek Mizrahi & Assaf Cohen (2014); Synaesthesia, a group exhibition in collaboration with Roi Carmeli, The Cube Gallery, Jerusalem IL (2013); illustration and design for retirement poster, commissioned by The Baruch Padeh Medical Center, PORIYA, Tel Aviv IL (2012); Black Metal, live performance for HaChanut performance festival; collaboration with musicians Alex Drool & Zohar Shafir a.k.a Nico Teen (2012); Siren, performance at Habeas Corpus art event at Har-El gallery, Jaffa curated by artist Tal Porat and dancer Anna Waisman (2012); Solo Show, Shpagat Vitrine, Tel Aviv, IL (2012).
Ayelet Ben Dor, Jedrzej Cichosz, Uist Corrigan, Roi Carmeli, Judith Leupi, Jonny Lyons, Tom Krasny, Tim Sandys and Alex Stursberg
Holy Wave touches on the connection between art and ritual; a connection less obvious today, as art becomes increasingly self-reflective, and religious rituals abide by rules stemming from years of unchanged worship. It remains essential, however, in understanding art’s role in contemporary society and spiritual life.
The artists view the art object as charged with power; a combination of intention and action; of emotions and thoughts that cannot be separated from material and labour.
Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 12 noon – 7pm