TAMMY MIKE LAUFER

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tammy-2016-galleryFounder and Owner/Publisher of the Online Art Magazine 44DEGREES.

Digital media Artist.

All images are printed on gallery quality canvas in limited editions of 6.

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 ABOUT

Tammy Mike Laufer is a contemporary digital artist living and working in Israel, learning to paint at a young age. She is a graduate from the ‘Technion’ Israel Institute for Technology extension, the department of Graphic Design, and continuing education program for designers at Sivan College, Tel Aviv. She has been engaged with digital media art for two decades. 

Tammy Mike Laufer’s digital media works have been exhibited in museums, art projects in places such as Italy (53 Venice Biennale), Russia, India, Poland, Greece, Japan, the US (Solo exhibition in NYC), Portugal, Latvia and Israel. Her works are in private and public collections. Tammy Mike Laufer is one of the first artists who converted the traditional artistic practice in painting and design, and began to work with a mouse and a digital pen. Laufer comes from the world of computer games development and learning software. She has developed 3D characters and user interfaces in the past, and this is also reflected in her art, the uniqueness of which is the technique of creatively imaging the three-dimensional digital painting. This connection between the transmission of sensory information from the real world of virtual reality and digital fantasy is accomplished by an experienced use of the mouse and a digital pen drawing which mimics the movements and transmits them to a computer screen, as if they were on paper or canvas.  

The 44 DEGREES, a free online art magazine, was established at the beginning of 2013 by Tammy Mike Laufer, dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Israeli artists working in different formats, such as digital media, painting, sculpting, and mixed media, with each issue focusing on a different theme. 44 DEGREES is also archived by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Museum Library. Ms. Mike Laufer is the sole editor, art director, curator, designer and producer of the non-profit magazine website. Ms. Laufer does her work as a volunteer, with the sole purpose of promoting the Israeli art community, and many hundreds of artists have been showcased in the last few years. www.44degrees.net 

1974 – 1978        Graduated from the High School major in Architecture, Ramat Gan.
1978 – 1980        Military service.
1981 – 1983         Professional Studies Graphic Design, Technion, Tel Aviv Extension.
1984 – 1987        Projects in Architecture and Design.
1989 – 1994        Taught visual arts and craft in Elementary school, Ramat Gan.
1991                     Continuing education program for Designers at Sivan College Tel Aviv.
1996 – 1998        Design of 200 Hebrew fonts series, Studio TML, Ramat Gan.
1999 – 2009       Art Director, Pecan Ltd computer games design, Ramat Gan.

2009 – Present   International artist, participates in exhibitions around the World.
2013 – Present    The online art magazine 44 DEGREES

ARTIST STATEMENT

My works and video arts are similar to mental puzzles, where you can travel from one point to another by analyzing a picture’s symbolic objects.  There is always something for the observer to discover. I never force my vision or push my philosophical opinion on the viewers, each and every one, can give their philosophy to my creation.  My art is surreal reality, all in my head. The viewer takes a journey to places just as real as those you might find in this reality.
When I start working on a new, only virtual, world. “Everything is possible” and in the majority of my works I am trying to combine visual realities with subconscious emotions and philosophical thoughts.  I create my virtual world with 3D software and 2D paint software using combinations of renderings, lightings, textures and shapes.  Computers don’t make art, people do. Computers are creative tools but much more sophisticated ones.  It’s a fresh creative tool of a new generation.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 – “It’s Not A Game,” Gateway Art Center NYC Gallery, Manhattan, New York City.

2014 – “THE RED CIRCLE,” online exhibition.

2011 – “We Love The Sixties,” Tribute exhibition for fundraising for ‘Pitchon Lev’ – Park Ranana, Israel.

2010 – “Pigs Crisis,” Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel. 

2008 – “Metal Dreams,” Wohal Center Gallery, Bar Ilan University.

2006 – “Urbanaym,” Windows Gallery, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv.

2005 – “Virtual Exhibition,” Alternative Gallery, Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015

SCOPE Art Fair, collection The Voice of the Artist, See Me project. Miami Beach, FL.

“MOMENTS IN TIME” Gateway Art Center, Manhattan NYC. 

2014

The International Holocaust Memorial Day, Shoah Film Collection, video art, Muza Plus Gallery, Jaffa, Israel.

Cologne One Minute Film  Festival, video art “Touch the Fame,” Ashram, Guwahati/India.

David at  Musrara School From: Jacob’s Alive MacMillan – Video art project-  Musrara, Jerusalem.

“Fringes of Dream” Online exhibition at The Museum Of Digital Fine Arts- MODFA.  

2013 

The Israeli Biennale II held online at 3DVAS.

Shoah Film Collection – Jewish Culture & Information Center Vilnius – Regional Museum of Kedainiai – in Lithuania.

Artist of the Month of the Jewish Federation of North America. (New York Gala). 

SFC – Shoah Film Collection in Poland, a collaboration between Warsaw Jewish Film Festival & artvideo KOELN – The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw.

2012

2012 – “MAMA” Online exhibition, International Museum of Women, San Francisco, CA. 

The Contemporary Middle Eastern, Pennsylvania, USA.

“Thoughts On The Dancing Body” WEB ART at the Digital Arts Festival-Portugal. 

SFC Shoah Film Collection in partnership between Riga Ghetto & Latvian Holocaust Museum. 

Artists Wanted- Art Takes Times Square 2012 New York.

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Museum of Experimental Art Mexico City.

2012 Warsaw the 10 Jewish Film Festival, Poland.

2011

Return, Remember, 2011 Brooklyn Arts Council. 

“Drawing Connections” al Siena Art Institute Italy. 

“Memory of the Holocaust,” CologneoFF 2011. 

Smolny University, Saint- Petersburg, Russia.

2010

“Magmart – Video under Volcano,” Palazzo Center for Contemporary Arts, Naples, Italy.

“Feel Free to Feel Green,” Sixth Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece.  

“Blue Sky,” Takada Civic Library Gallery, Imai Art Museum, Nigata, Japan.  

“Imagine John Lennon,” Art Director, Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv.  

2009

The Annual International Festival of Video Art, Miden, Greece.

“Memory of the Holocaust Is Not Dead,” Shoah Film Festival, Cologne, Germany.

Biennial of Contemporary Art, outdoor video project, New York.  

“Outside the Box,” Tel Aviv 100th Anniversary, Tel Aviv.  

Gilad Shalit – posters exhibition, Hakaze Gallery, Nahariya.  

“MyMementoVid,” video art project, Scalamata Gallery, Venice Biennale 53 Italy.  

“Israeli Artists’ Book,” Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv.

2007

 “Yezira Israelit,” Jewish Center, Manhattan, New York.

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