Talmor Lihie


Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. 

Receives a B.Sc. in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1969 from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Completes her B.A. in Poetics and Comparative Literature at the University of Tel-Aviv in 1971 and teaches there until 1974.  At the same time, studies painting at the studio of the Israeli painter Pinchas Abramovitch.

In 1980, moves to Caracas, Venezuela.  Enrolls at the Center of Studies for the Graphic Arts (CEGRA) from 1981 to 1983, and studies painting at Walter Margulis' studio. 
Since 1984, has worked on art projects, taught and participated in courses in cultural centers and workshops in Italy, Belgium, the United States, Israel, Colombia and Venezuela. 
In collaboration with Venezuelan poet Edda Armas, has created artist books: Aguariacuar, The Departure (1993), The Creativity of Evil (1995), and Fe de Errantes (2006) an anthology of poetry in three languages containing etchings by Talmor and Juan Manuel de la Rosa. 
In 2012, collaborates on Mirar el Olvido, an artist’s book with texts by Anne Louyot, etchings by Kika Levi, and lithographs by Lihie Talmor. 
Lives and works in Israel, Venezuela, and recently, spent one year in India.
Works in the fields of printmaking, sculpture and photography.


Major international awards include:
1993  Special Prize of the Jury, at the International Award for Printmaking, Biella, Italy;
1998  Honorary Mention, at the San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Prints, San Juan, Puerto Rico;
1998  First Prize, at the Ibizagrafik '98 Biennial, Ibiza, Spain;
2000  First Prize, at the Caracas International Printmaking Biennial, Caracas, Venezuela;
2009  Second Prize, at the Yozo Hamguchi 100th Anniversary International Print Competition and Exhibition, Hamguchi Yozo Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
2014  Grand Prix, 67 Biennial Arturo Michelenea, Valencia, Venezuela;
2015  Honorary Mention, Biennale Internationale De Gravure Contemporaine, Liege, Belgium
          Grand Prix, at the 67 Biennial Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela
2016  First Prize in the category of Photography, International Biennial of Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia.
2017  First Prize, at the 5th Annual International Juried Print Exhibition, Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2021  Special Prize MTG (Cracow Print Triennial) 2021, founded by the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw


Major public collections include:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela; National Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela; Cisneros Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela, and New York, USA; Institute of Culture, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Wifredo Lam Center and Casa de Las Américas La Habana, Cuba; The Public Library, New York, USA; The National Library, Madrid, Spain; National Prints Museum, Mexico City, Mexico; Hamguchi Yozo Museum, Yamasa Collection, Tokyo, Japan; Sakima Museum, Okinawa, Japan; International Print Triennial Society, Krakow, Poland; Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium; China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

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