Artist Bio

Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tali Grinshpan earned a B.A. and M.A. in Business and Psychology from Tel Aviv University.

In 2004, Tali moved to the USA. She currently resides in Walnut Creek, California.

Since 2011 Tali has studied glass by taking workshops at Pilchuck School of glass,WA, Corning Museum ofglass, NY, Pittsburgh Glass Center, PA, and Bullsseye Resource Center, OR . A few of her instructors include Steve Klein, Richard Parrish, Ted Sawyer, Silvia Levinson, Anna Mlasowsky, Erika Tada, Alicia Lomne and Judy Tuwaletstiwa.

In 2014 she participated in a residency at Pilchuck School of Glass.

In 2015, she received a Scholarship for a summer session at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, PA., was a teaching assistant for Saman Kalantari at the Studio at Corning, NY.

In the same year she also received a Scholarship for a summer session at the Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, NY, and at Pittsburgh Glass Center, PA.

In 2016 she participated in a residency at North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland, UK and her work was selected as a finalist at The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016 in Japan.

Over the past few years she has shown her work in various local and international galleries and juried exhibitions.

Artist Statement:

“I explore the fragility of nature and human existence by using organic materials to create forms that burn out in the kiln.

Their remnants speak of the spirit and beauty of what once existed.

The ever-changing life of the land inspires me, in particular, Israel, my homeland, and Northern California, my adopted home.

Of Innocence and Experience is about my journey— as an immigrant, friend, child, wife, mother and artist.

Images and memories alive from the past speak with the transient present to create a visual story about vulnerability, yearning and the ephemeral

nature of life.” – Tali Grinshpan, 2017