Miri Chais
info@mirichais.com
Works in Los Angeles, California United States of America

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BIO
Miri Chais is a new media artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. Chais studied at the Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College in Kfar Saba, Israel. Her works straddle the ever-shifting borders of art, design, science, and technology, employing advanced materials and dynamic elements of sound, light, and video. Recent solo exhibitions include: Reflection/Extension, Satoshi Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (2013); In Horror in Longing, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa (2012); No Wonder, Hangar 2 at the Port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv (2012); and Paradise, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod (2012). Chais’s works can be found in private collections in Israel, Europe, and the United States.

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Solo Exhibitions

2013 Reflection/Extension, Satoshi Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 In Horror and Longing, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
2012 No Wonder, Hangar 2 at Port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011-2012 Paradise, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
2011 Beyond the Real, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Shaananim Cultural Center, Jerusalem, Israel
2010 Colossus, Shay Arie Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 Viral Propogations, DLD Conference, HVB Forum, Munich, Germany
2003 Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All, Seemann Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2002 Reflecting Walls, Hi-Tech Management School (HTMS) Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Group Exhibitions

2013 12 x 12 x 12, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2011 Meeting Point, Alfred gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Code: Mosaic, Hatzouk gallery, Natania, Israel,
2011 Venice Mémoire, Zemack Contemporary Art gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Summer Exhibition, The Heder gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Videocracy: Open Video Screening, The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Tel Aviv,
2011 Magna Carta-Art/Paper travelling exhibition, Cain Schulte gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010 Magna Carta-Art/Paper travelling exhibition, Cain Schulte gallery, San Francisco, USA
2009 CONmunication, Nhow Hotel, Milan, Italy
2003 OverCraft, University of Haifa, Israel
2002 The Boundaries of Sculpture, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with Open Museum, Tefen, Open Museum, Omer, Israel
2001 Graduate Show, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel

Institutional Commissions

2012 “Black Bird”, Multimedia installation commissioned in conjunction with Yohji Yamamoto exhibition, Design museum Holon, Israel
2012- 2013 "Meeting point", Multimedia installation commissioned for Tzazim exhibition, The Israel Children Museum, Holon, Israel
2012 "Augmented", Large-scale multimedia installation commissioned for Secret Artist exhibition, Beit Mani, Tel Aviv, Israel

Art Fairs

2012 Fresh Paint, Florentin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Fresh Paint, Florentin gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris


Education

2001 Graduate of Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel
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JOB

Designer / artist assistant


Deadline:
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:05

Location:
los angeles, California
United States of America

An independent artist’s studio is seeking an energetic industrial designer with passion for design and art (no graphic designers please). If you consider yourself a cutting edge non-orthodox designer who endlessly seeks to expand one's horizons and like to challenge oneself with new material and techniques, we want you!

Skills:
• Knowledge of 2D and 3D software such as Illustrator, CorelDraw, Rhino and Solid works
• Knowledge and curiosity of manufacturing techniques and materials
• Ability to visualize and realize 2D sketches into complex real life objects
• Excellent motor skills and delicate hand work
• Excited to work individually and as a part of a team
• Excited to communicate with outsource contractors and suppliers to realize artist’s vision
• Handy man fabricator with previous experience and knowledge working with different tools and materials

Experience:
• Working with CNC machines. Laser cutter is an advantage
• Designing complex products
• Building real-life models in various techniques (apart from 3D renderings)
• Background in Electronics is an advantage
• Experience in a high-end design studio or established artist studio is an advantage

Education and experience requirements:
• BS/BA degree in Industrial Design
• At least 2 Years of professional experience

Personal attributes:
• Artistic
• Organized
• Self taught
• Self motivated and passionate for the field


JOB

Studio Manager for an interdisciplinary multimedia artist


Deadline:
Wed Oct 17, 2012 20:35

The ideal candidate should have background in the contemporary art world, administrative experience, excellent communication skills and be able to multitask at a high level of responsibility at a fast-paced working environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Maintaining all studio traffic- emails, phone calls, mail and external communications

* Office organization including ordering and keeping an inventory of materials and supplies

* Manage studio and artist’s agenda

* Act as liaison between all clients and professional art contacts including museums, galleries and advisors

* Oversee studio bookkeeping including bill payment, maintenance costs and rent

* Supervising documentation such as budgets, inventory lists, contracts, invoices etc.

* Supervision of interns and assistants; be able to disseminate tasks appropriately and accurately

* Research art market as needed to prepare Artist and studio staff for upcoming meetings and projects

* Coordinate exhibitions including planning site visits, having models fabricated, confirming dimensions of spaces and access points, developing artwork inventory, coordinating Artist’s participation in press events and preparing guest lists for opening events. Work with Production on planning exhibition installation and de-installation. Work with Project Coordinator or equivalent at galleries and institutions on handling day-to-day planning, scheduling and problem-solving.

* Function as the point person at the studio for production of museum and gallery catalogs. Coordinate Artist’s input and final approval on images, interviews, texts and design.

* Organize all travel arrangements for Artist and other staff as needed for site-visits, installations and openings.

* Prepare and track gallery consignment forms for all works leaving the studio.

* Coordinate with Production and Accounting so that all works in production can be invoiced for production costs.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. Sensitivity toward confidentiality, applying discretion, and remaining calm under pressure are essential. Effective verbal and writing skills as well as experience with proven experience in the contemporary art field or a related field.


JOB

Designer / artist assistant


Deadline:
Mon Oct 15, 2012 20:30

Location:
Los Angeles, California
United States of America

Independent artist’s studio seeking an industrial designer with technical ability and knowledge of computer graphics. Must be skilled in delicate, hands- on work and use of laser cutting machine and CORELDRAW. Knowledge of ILLUSTRATOR and other three-dimensional software, computer networks, electronics and electrical engineering also an advantage.

Skills:
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Knowledge of material and manufacturing process
Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
Providing design solutions that convey a visual and tactile message
Generating and communicating visual and physical aspects of designs though sketches
Generating illustrations, renderings, and 3D prototype models
Working with outside suppliers to define and acquire models and prototypes of proposed
Project management skills including liaison with external vendors and service providers

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
BS/BA degree in Industrial Design - 2 Years Professional Experience

Desired PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Artistic
Self-Motivated
Passionate about the field and the craft
Efficient
‘Proactive‘
Organized

Please contact us at: mirchast@yahoo.com


EVENT

Colossus


Dates:
Thu Dec 09, 2010 00:00 - Wed Dec 08, 2010

Location:
Israel

Colossus
Miri Chais
Solo Exhibition 09.12.10 - 01.14.11
In Miri Chais’ installation a video stream flows towards the giant Colossus (3 meter tall) like “the river that issues from Eden to water the garden” [Genesis 2:10] of the Zoharic image of divine abundance or grace (shefa) which flows from ein sof (infinity) and enriches human reality. However, unlike abundance in its enlightened, or spiritual sense, the river flowing through the exhibition is a river of excess.
The Colossus is nourished by the ever-flowing stream of symbols and images, and yet remains gaunt and feeble. Miri Chais’ figures are full of images, yet transparent and insubstantial, like ghosts from cyberspace.



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