Leonid Bala...

Leonid Balaklav

Selected Works Biography

Leonid Balaklav

Leonid Balklav 

1956             Born in Beltze, Moldovia, USSR
1971-1973    Studied at an art school in Kiev
1974             Studied at the Art Institute , Odessa
1990              Immigrated to Israel

One- Artist Exhibitions

1978                Scientists' House, Kiev
1988                The Jewish Center, Moscow
1989                Central Artists' House, Kishinev, Moldavia
1991                 "Immigrant Artists", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993                 "Cypresses", Artists' House, Jerusalem
1994                 "From There to Here", Museum of Art, Ein Harod
1997                 "Drawings 93-97", Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya
1998                 "Landscape and Still-Life", Artspace, Jerusalem
2000                 "Portrait", Artspace, Jerusalem
2002                 "The Face of Light", Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel, the exhibition             
                         Traveled to Bat Yam Museum of Art; Mane-Katz Museum, Haifa;
                         Ashdod Art Museum; Rehovot Municipal Gallery, Israel
2007                 "Leonid Balklav, Works 1995-2007", Ella Gallery, Jerusalem
2010                 "Togetherness,"Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014                  Zemack Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015                 "An Obsessive Portraitists", Tel Aviv Museum

Group Exhibitions

1977                  Participated in ten exhibitions in Moldovia, USSR
1990                  "Immigrants '90", Z.O.A House, Tel Aviv
                          "Immigrants Artists", Artists' House, Jerusalem
                          "Russian Avantgarde", Hilton Hotel, Jerusalem
1991                  "Self Portrait as ID Card", The Artists' House, Jerusalem
                          "Black and White", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv         
1992                  "Russian Artists in New York," Michael Gallery, New York
                          "Art Focus," The Artists' House Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Fisher
                          Gallery, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem
                          New Acquisitions," The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1995                  "Mirror I Mirror," Youth Wing, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem          
1997                  "At Eye Height," The Artists' House, Jerusalem
                          "Many Faces of the Portrait," Bat Yam Museum of Art, Bat Yam,Israel
1998                  "Where Have We Come From and Where Do We Go?" , Yad Labanim                                                                                                      Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel.
1999                   Recipients of the Jerusalem Prize exhibition, Municipal Gallery, Jerusalem
2000                   "This is My Land," Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv
2002                   "On Every Face: 4,000 Years of Portraiture," Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2004                   "Traces II: Drawing| Poetry – Biennale for Drawing," The Artists' House, Jerusalem
2005                   "No New Jew: Israeli Art in the Footsteps of Jewish Art," Time For Art, Tel Aviv
                            Leonid Balaklav & Uri Shechner: Tribute in Memory of Rami Parsov," Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
2010                   "FestivArt: Works from the Gallery Collection," Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014                    "Blue and White Delfware," Tel Aviv Museum of Art


1987                    Gold Medal, The International Film Festival, Tokyo
1995                    Jerusalem Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Jerusalem
2002                    The Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2015                    The 2014 Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative- Realist Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art