Michal Zakay is an artist who lives and works in Tel Aviv and a physiotherapist by profession.
B.A Physiotherapy - Tel Aviv University
M.A. Medical Siences - Technion Haifa
Member of the "Plastic artists professional union of Israel
Member of the "Israel women & gender art research association"
Recently focuses on oil and gouache painting as well as drawing with pencil and charcoal.
Studied at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art as well as in private workshops with leading Artists - Rachel Shavit, Leo Rey, Revital Ben-Asher Peretz, Nadav Weismann, Merave Shin Ben-Alon,Gai Avital, Ran Tenenbaum.
Attends enrichment programs in culture and fine arts at Tel-Aviv University.
Solo-exhibition: 2015, presented her work at “The Lighthouse Gallery” in Jaffa, 2018, at "Tova Osman Art Gallery" Tel-Aviv ,2019 at "Tel Aviv Artist Hause", 2021 - "Center of Visual Arts", Tel-Aviv.
Group exhibitions: 2015 “Hanger 2" , Jaffa and “The Lake Gallery” , Raanana.
2016 -"Interdisciplinary Center" , Makabim - Modiin.
Biglal "virtual magazine"
2018 - Herzliya Performing Arts Centre
2020 - "By5 gallery", Tel- Aviv university library.
I live and work in Tel Aviv.
Usually I works in figurative style , with oil colors, acrylic colors, watercolors, gouache and drawing
with pencil, charcoal and ink.
The images are mostly taken from the immediate surrounding, in search for the interesting and unique in everyday life.
A central theme is “connection”, which is expressed through composition and collage techniques.
The fabric, as textile, emerged as a central image in recent years, expressing the theme of “connection,” by connoting with the complexity of reality , flexibility and softness, exposure, the folds of the brain, emotional complexity, and touch.
The fabric is also feminine and mundane. Engaging with the fabric means foregrounding an “invisible” image, one that allegedly “isn’t worth a look”. Looking at reality through the creative process is a kind of a search for an inner truth, which leads to the essence of an image or a thought, one that reflects the individual perception.