Biography

Tali Gai is an American artist. She has exhibited her work in both Europe and the United States, most notably at the Nuit Blanche in Paris, Novembre à Vitry in Vitry-Sur-Seine, gallery Estace in Paris, the St. Botolph Club in Boston, and Artspace in New Haven. She is the recipient of awards and honors, including the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des Etats-Unis at Cité universitaire in Paris, and a Doctoral Fellowhip in Visual Arts and Sciences of Art at the Sorbonne. Gai received a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and a Masters degree in Visual Arts from the Sorbonne.

The principal theme driving her work is the tendency of the past to reassert itself in the present. She selects historical images that are already strange or paradoxical and she augments this strangeness by transforming the original image into a Rorschach-type abstraction. She achieves this goal by doubling the image, erasing certain parts, and hanging the paintings in such a way that makes the figurative image ambiguous and less recognizable.