Nogah Engler

A graduate of Chelsea School of Art in 2004, Nogah Engler showed in London for the first time in 2005. Since that time she has been included in numerous group exhibitions and has been short-listed for the International Castellón Painting Prize and the Celeste Painting Prize in 2006. In the same year Engler was given a solo exhibition at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (cat.) Nogah Engler: Enchanted Forest. In 2008 her work was included in the Beijing Biennial, and in 2009 in Wondrous Worlds, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.

'Nogah Engler’s haunting landscapes tread the tenuous path between the idyllic and its dissolution. Drawing on nature’s endless cycle of life and decay as well as the destructive hand of man, her paintings embody the fragility of existence and the ultimate dichotomy of life/death that lies at the heart of the natural order. Although never directly depicted, the human presence is always implied and traces of man’s history are gradually disclosed across the layered strata of the painted field.'

In 2005 Engler participated, with several other artists, in the Zoo Portfolio, a curated portfolio of works published by Archeus and sold to raise funds for the Zoo Art Fair for emerging artists.