Milcah Bassel (born 1981, Boston, MA) was raised in Jerusalem, Israel. Her work spans various traditional and new media. Recent projects have evolved into multi-faceted installations combining interior and exterior spaces, handmade objects and performance for lens-based media. These pieces explore the complex and the constantly shifting relationship between bodies and framed spaces through processes of repetition, variation, and reconfiguration.
Bassel studied drawing and painting at the Jerusalem Studio School. She was a massage therapist and managed an alternative medicine clinic in Israel before returning to the USA in 2010 for a Post Bacc program in Studio Art at Brandeis University. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Dear Noga gallery in Jaffa, Israel; Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University; and an upcoming show at the West Windsor Arts Council, NJ. Bassel is currently an MFA candidate at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and lives and works in New Jersey. She recently completed the summer ACRE residency in Wisconsin. We will follow-up with Milcah to talk about her practice and residency experience. Images above are a selection from her series reconfiguration (approx. 100 images) milcahbassel.wordpress.com