From a young age Shulamit was passionate about art.
At the age of 24 she studied in the prestigious Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.
Shulamit continued her education, studying at the Slade school in London and in the prominent Jerusalem Studio school under the watching eye of Israel Hershberg one of the leading and most admired painters and teachers in Israel.
For many years, Shulamit is dedicated to her art, devoting her full attention and energies as a flourishing painter and an esteemed teacher for young and adults aspiring painters.
She divides her time between the beautiful city of Jerusalem and her childhood landscapes – Kibbutz Beit Ha Emek in Western Galilee.
The unique atmosphere that combines quiet and simplistic life with one of the most stunning country sides of Israel allows Shulamit to master her art.
It enables her to create a deeper and more complete body of works, where her observing eye is tuned more than ever with her expressing hands.
Born in Kibbutz Beit HaEmek, in Western Galilee, Israel. Lives and works in Jerusalem and in Beit HaEmek.
1985 – 1989 -Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
1998 – Slade School, London University, London.
1998-2002 -The Jerusalem Studio School, Israel.
2015 – founder and curator of “Artist wall” exhibits of local artists in Beit Haemek.
2013 – founded “Painting school – Shulamit Near” in Beit HaEmek.
2004 –Today – Teaching painting and drawing in “Hacubia”, Jerusalem & in Jerusalem Community Center Ginot Ha’ir.
2000/1 – Program director of the master class at the ‘Jerusalem Studio School’.
1998, 2000/1- Curator of Exhibitions at the ‘Jerusalem Studio School’.
2015 – groop exhibition “the saloon of painting” Hacubia Jerusalem.
2009 – “All around you” Shulamit Near, Drawings &Paintings in Gallery Restaurant Al Dante Jerusalem.
2009 – “Jerusalem in the eyes of generations” Group exhibition, City gallery of Jerusalem.
2008-9 – “The land and It’s people” Shulamit Near and Ahmad Canaan, The Mormon university Gallery, Jerusalem.
2008 – “New Members” The Artists House.
2008 -“The Portrait” Z.O.A House, Tel Aviv paintings from the T.V. Show.
2007 – ” Teacher’s group exhibition” Gallery of the Center for Arts, Jerusalem.
2007 – “Fantastic Vision” Venta Gallery at HaZira, Jerusalem – Shulamit Near & Yosi Galanti.
2004 -“Shulamit Near & Uri Blayer -Landscapes and Portraits” Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem.
1999 – “Group exhibition of The Jerusalem Studio School” Artist’s House Jerusalem.
Shulamit’s work is in many privet collections in Israel, England France, Germany and the U.S.A among them are – Marion and Guy Naggar collection London.
Joan Bakewell collection, London.
Freda and Izzak Uziel collection London.
Naschitz Brandes collection Tel Aviv /New York.
Noemi Barooch Collection Costa Rica.
Margolin collection Jerusalem.
Scholarships and Awards
2002 & 2003 -The International School of Art, Umbria, Italy; summer.
2002 – Rabinovitz foundation Israel – artist’s award for painting.
1999 & 2002 – Study Scholarships at the Jerusalem Studio School.
1998, 2000 & 2001 – Maryland Institution College of Art, Baltimore, U.S.A. summers.
2014 – present The Jerusalem Panorama first variation – Natan Family N.Z.
2007-2014 – 10 variations of Jeursalem afternoon for private collections.
2008 – Portrait of Knesset member Arie Eldad from T.V. Show “The Portrait” broadcast on the first channel.
2005 – Landscape – view of the Old City from the Mormon University Jerusalem, commission for a private collection.
2004 – Portraits of Yuri & Tamer, commissioned by choreographer & art critic Yaron Margolin.
2004: Six large landscapes of Jerusalem, commissioned by King’s Gallery Jerusalem.
2003- Noemi Barooch, Portrait of the Ambassador of Costa Rica.