Father & Daughter, Collage a Day Mural
By Alice Mizrachi
Mural Wall on Ground Floor Level of 456 West 126th Street
Part of the Harlem Art Factory Fest (HAFF) 2013
October 13 - December 31, 2013
From the Artist:
This "Father & Daughter" mural is inspired by my collage a day series in my sketchbook. By transforming these collages into murals, I am exposing the public to my intimate sketchbook process. In turn these personal collages become accessible art on public walls for all to enjoy and see. This mural depicts me and my dad. My work often talks about my identity and in this mural I am sharing moments of the strong relationship I have with my father in hopes of inspiring others to look at their familial relationships and tell their stories. Sometimes unrecognized of their influence, these parental relationships lay the foundation for who we become as adults. Whether acceptance or rejection of my parent's values, I can see how I have grown as an artist through their influence.
Alice Mizrachi is a painter and teaching artist in New York. Through painting, murals, printmaking and installations, Alice creates figurative work that depicts characters whose relationships and emotions reflect her perspective of the social environment. Alice seeks to spread empathy and compassion through site-specific projects that are positive visual responses to social issues that affect neighboring residents.
In her roles as artist and teacher, Alice explores art as a path for communities and individuals to heal through creative expression. She works to empower and inspire women and girls by elevating females to sacred archetypes in her art. And as a teaching artist, Alice extends her personal commitment to art as a tool for healing through hands-on creative projects that help others express their ideas about topics such as environmentalism, identity and community.
Her artwork has been exhibited at Washington DC’s Museum of Contemporary Art and The National Women’s Museum. She is represented by Mighty Tanaka Gallery in New York and Bazel Gallery in Tel Aviv, and her work has also been shown in galleries around the world including Colette, Causey Contemporary, Fifty 24LA and Intermedia Arts. Publications which have featured Alice and her artwork include The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Time Out NY, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Juxtapoz, Haaretz, and Street Art NYC, among others. She is a 1999 graduate of Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.Tags: mural, Harlem