Starta Arta

Starta Arta Starta Arta is an art gallery, located in the heart of the Flatiron, NYC.

Avital Meshi ()This Person is Not Me Interactive AI+AR Mural39,3 x 39,3 in2022"This Person Is Not Me is an interactive m...
01/04/2024

Avital Meshi ()

This Person is Not Me 
Interactive AI+AR Mural
39,3 x 39,3 in
2022

"This Person Is Not Me is an interactive mural featuring hundreds of similar portraits. All of them resemble the artist, but none of them are her. An AI system recognized the artist as its subject and generated original portraits in response to text prompts. The artist's face is shown in each image, but it is contextualized based on predetermined words. By exploring how her face appears under different prompts, the artist reveals the relationship between words and biopolitical structures and examines terms associated with different identities along with identity-related biases that are being systematically fed into AI models. The AR layer attached to each image invites viewers to reveal the words that created these images and to ponder their biases and misconceptions."

This artwork was presented at our recent group exhibition "Here: I Am."

In 2023, Starta Arta team was thrilled to introduce new show formats, such as the international art show "Here: I Am" an...
12/31/2023

In 2023, Starta Arta team was thrilled to introduce new show formats, such as the international art show "Here: I Am" and a solo exhibition featuring video art.
May the new year bring you joy, prosperity, and an abundance of inspiring art. Thank you for your support. We look forward to more exciting collaborations in 2024 and hope to see you at the gallery!
#2024

Dalit Gurevich ():"These artworks explore the dichotomy between collective and individual identities, between the need t...
12/16/2023

Dalit Gurevich ():

"These artworks explore the dichotomy between collective and individual identities, between the need to belong and the will to be different and special. The work stems from being born and raised in a kibbutz, a communal society in which the Kvutza (age group) was an all-around unit sharing quarters, clothes, toys, and everyday life activities. The intensive nature of this upbringing created a strong connection and dependence between the children that magnified the identity conflict. 

The work takes the form of an installation. It pairs acrylic-painted self-portraits representing me in age 3 and age 11 with corresponding original video footage, establishing a multi-level dialogue of material and light, intimate and public, static and dynamic, subjective and objective. The work shows both sides of the same coin and lets the viewer find his own identity in it."

These installations were on display at Starta Arta’s group exhibition "Here: I Am."

Age 3 (Video projection, acrylic and camera on plywood 14" x 18", 2002-2004)

Age 11 (Video projection, acrylic and camera on plywood, 14" x 36" in, 2002-2004)

Caron Tabb ()Human, Mixed media, 2021"During the month of May 2021, like many times before it, violence erupted between ...
12/07/2023

Caron Tabb ()
Human, Mixed media, 2021

"During the month of May 2021, like many times before it, violence erupted between Israelis and Palestinians, in my sister’s home city of Acco, in northern Israel. Acco, a mixed Jewish-Arab city, is usually a hopeful yet fragile outpost of co-existence.

Unfortunately, it fell victim to the violent conflict between Jews and Arabs that has escalated across Israel and the Gaza Strip. This dehumanization and lack of acceptance on both sides results in ongoing catastrophe and devastation. Violence, destruction, and death are the direct consequences of labeling people as other. 

My artwork entitled “Human” is a tangible reminder of this tragic violence. It includes the charred remains of a frame as well as a Hamsa amulet meant to safeguard a home. Both were rescued from the burnt ruins of my sister's office."

This unique artwork was presented at our recent group exhibition "Here: I Am."

Happy to share with you that Lilac's beautiful artwork from the "An Eye for an Eye" series has found a new home! The ins...
11/30/2023

Happy to share with you that Lilac's beautiful artwork from the "An Eye for an Eye" series has found a new home! The installation was presented in our last art show "Here: I Am."

It's always wonderful when art finds its perfect place, and we're delighted to play a part in supporting our artists!

Congratulations Lilac!

Join us for the closing reception of the "Here: I Am" show this Saturday from 7-9 pm. We anticipate a vibrant crowd, and...
11/10/2023

Join us for the closing reception of the "Here: I Am" show this Saturday from 7-9 pm.

We anticipate a vibrant crowd, and your presence will make it even more special.

To secure your spot, kindly follow the Eventbrite link in our bio and make a reservation.

Reserve now and join us in this meaningful gathering!

📅 Date: November 11
🕖 Time: 7-9 pm
📍 Location: Starta Arta, 220 E 23rd St, New York

Starta Arta team in collaboration with the Israeli curator Maayan Levi  is pleased to announce "HERE I AM. In Search of ...
11/09/2023

Starta Arta team in collaboration with the Israeli curator Maayan Levi is pleased to announce "HERE I AM. In Search of a Home" exhibition closing event.

Join us for the closing night reception on October 11th, 7-9pm at the gallery at 220 E 23rd St in New York.

The exhibition features works by 23 Israeli artists living in Israel and the United States.

Pnina Afik
Pesya Altman
U*i Amrani
Rinat Davidovich
Laila Abd Elrazaq
Dalit Gurevich
Noa Hagiladi
Karina Hananeia www.facebook.com/karina.hananeia/
Mark Kanovich Kanovichmark.info
Anat Keinan anatkeinan.com
Michael Liani
Lilac Madar
Shahar Marcus ._marcus
Tali Margolin
Avital Meshi
Nofar Noifeld
Anne Ben Or
Nadia-Adina Rose
Yael Serlin
Paz Sher .sher
Yana Stup
Caron Tabb
Andrey Zeigarnik www.zeigarnik.photography
Special thanks to for the exhibition poster.

"The Transparent Soldier" (2016) by U*i Amrani   is a series of 4 photographs born from personal military experiences an...
11/05/2023

"The Transparent Soldier" (2016) by U*i Amrani   is a series of 4 photographs born from personal military experiences and post-traumatic stress. Transparent, fragile fabric reflects battlefield vulnerability and the desire to be invisible in the face of the enemy.

Psalms and spaced words tell of partial defense and silence, followed by injury. Yet, the sullied and heavy uniforms become white and light in the process of purification and closure.

You can view these works at Starta Arta until November 10.

Viewing is by appointment only, Monday through Friday, from 1 pm to 5 pm.

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Pesya Altman, The Suitcase, mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 in, 2020  “We all carry our own suitcases, filled with our ho...
11/01/2023

Pesya Altman, The Suitcase, mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 in, 2020

“We all carry our own suitcases, filled with our hopes, dreams, and experiences. The objects in the suitcase represent the things that are truly important in life. They are not material possessions, but rather the things that make us who we are. They are our memories, our relationships, and our passions.”

Explore the essence of life's journey through ‘The Suitcase' at Starta Arta until November 10.

By appointment only, Monday-Friday, 1pm-5pm.

"Here: I Am. In Search of a Home" is an exhibition at Starta Arta, exploring the themes of identity and immigration amon...
10/26/2023

"Here: I Am. In Search of a Home" is an exhibition at Starta Arta, exploring the themes of identity and immigration among Israeli artists living in Israel and the United States.

The exhibition is open Monday - Friday, 1-5pm, by appointment only until November 10.

Stop by to explore the fluid and evolving sense of identity and belonging in this thought-provoking exhibit.

We gathered last Wednesday at Starta Arta gallery for the HERE: I AM exhibition. It was a bittersweet occasion as we wer...
10/17/2023

We gathered last Wednesday at Starta Arta gallery for the HERE: I AM exhibition. It was a bittersweet occasion as we were unsure about the decision to proceed with the show in these trying times. However, we ultimately decided to go ahead with it to support Israel and our art community.

The exhibition aims to showcase Israeli contemporary art in NYC and explore the themes of identity, belonging, and immigration through the perspectives of 23 talented Israeli artists who live in both Israel and abroad. Given recent events, the show is more relevant than ever.

We invite you to visit the show and support Israel and Israeli art. We would like to thank all the great artists who participated in this show during this difficult time, and our sponsors who enabled us to bring this show to life.

Thank you so much for coming to the opening of the "Here: I Am" show.The exhibit is open until November 10, 2023.The gal...
10/12/2023

Thank you so much for coming to the opening of the "Here: I Am" show.

The exhibit is open until November 10, 2023.

The gallery hours: 
Monday – Friday 1-5 pm, by appointment only.

To visit the gallery, please write to [email protected] or call 201 759 59 37

In light of the recent tragic events in Israel, our thoughts and blessings go out to all those who have lost loved ones ...
10/08/2023

In light of the recent tragic events in Israel, our thoughts and blessings go out to all those who have lost loved ones and those who are still seeking answers. 

We've decided to dedicate this show to support Israel and to showcase a different facet of Israel through art.

Join us this Wednesday, October 11th, 6-8 PM, for our exhibition dedicated to supporting Israel.

Let's come together, stay strong, and unite as one.

Getting ready for the "Here: I Am" opening on October 11th from 6-8pm. We're looking forward to showcasing an array of f...
10/06/2023

Getting ready for the "Here: I Am" opening on October 11th from 6-8pm. 

We're looking forward to showcasing an array of fascinating contemporary Israeli art, and we'd love for you to join us! 

For all the details, head to the link in our bio. 

See you there!





We're adding the final touches to our gallery walls as we prepare for the upcoming art show, 'Here: I Am. In Search of a...
10/04/2023

We're adding the final touches to our gallery walls as we prepare for the upcoming art show, 'Here: I Am. In Search of a Home.' The show explores identity and immigration through contemporary art by Israeli artists living in Israel and the United States.

📆 Opening: October 11th, 6-8pm
📍 220 E 23rd St, New York

An exploration of 'home' through art awaits. Invite friends, mark your calendar, and stay tuned for more!

Starta Arta team in collaboration with the Israeli curator Maayan Levi https://www.facebook.com/mnlevi is pleased to ann...
09/28/2023

Starta Arta team in collaboration with the Israeli curator Maayan Levi https://www.facebook.com/mnlevi is pleased to announce "HERE I AM. In Search of a Home," an exhibition that explores the theme of identity and immigration.

Please join us for the opening night reception on October 11th, 6-8pm at the gallery at 220 E 23rd St in New York.

The exhibition features works by 23 Israeli artists living in Israel and the United States.

Pnina Afik Pnina Afik
Pesya Altman https://www.facebook.com/pesya
U*i Amrani https://www.facebook.com/uzi.amrani.3
Rinat Davidovich
Laila Abd Elrazaq https://www.facebook.com/layla.abdelrazaq/
Dalit Gurevich https://www.facebook.com/dalitgurevich
Noa Hagiladi https://www.facebook.com/noahagiladi
Karina Hananeia https://www.facebook.com/karina.hananeia/
Mark Kanovich https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006282947203
Anat Keinan
Michael Liani https://www.facebook.com/lianimichael
Lilac Madar https://www.facebook.com/lilacmadar/
Shahar Marcus https://www.facebook.com/shahar.marcus.1/
Tali Margolin
Avital Meshi https://www.facebook.com/avital.meshi/
Nofar Noifeld https://www.facebook.com/nofar.noifeld/about
Anne Ben Or https://www.facebook.com/anne.benor
Nadia-Adina https://www.facebook.com/nadia.a.rose.9
Yael Serlin https://www.facebook.com/yael.serlin.7
Paz Sher .sher
Yana Stup https://www.facebook.com/YanaStupArt/
Caron Tabb
Andrey Zeigarnik https://www.facebook.com/azeigarnik
Anna Zeigarnik https://www.facebook.com/zeigarnikanna

Special thanks to https://www.facebook.com/polina.nosova.1/ for the exhibition poster.

Throwback to the unforgettable lecture at Starta Arta with Elizaveta Yuzhakova , a fellow in time-based media conservati...
09/14/2023

Throwback to the unforgettable lecture at Starta Arta with Elizaveta Yuzhakova , a fellow in time-based media conservation at the Guggenheim Museum, New York!

One of the key takeaways from the lecture was the invaluable 3-2-1 backup strategy:

✅ Make sure you have 3 copies of your data.
✅ Store them on 2 different types of media.
✅ Keep one of those copies off-site.

Protect your precious digital assets! 💾💼

If you missed this enlightening lecture on the basic principles of conserving digital art, you can find it on Youtube at the following link: https://youtu.be/cg8BvUTVJu4

Wenjue Lu & Chufeng Fang (): The Euclideans is a series of soft sculptures and a reaction to the sadistically rigid Chin...
09/08/2023

Wenjue Lu & Chufeng Fang (): The Euclideans is a series of soft sculptures and a reaction to the sadistically rigid Chinese art education system under a government that deems art as merely one of the tools for propaganda for political control. Lopsidedly leaning toward the technical aspect in an academic art setting, the system promotes streamlining artisans rather than offering space for critical thinking. A prominent practice for students is sketching out highly geometric plaster casts under standardized criteria. The Euclideans serve as an outcry against China’s dismissiveness towards art and its education, against the regime’s fear towards freedom of expression. These sculptures fit within the show’s theme “Alternate Side Parking” because they challenge the very system that hinders the Chinese population from critical artistic expression, a living mockery of Chinese art education itself within the interplay of the concept of hardness and softness.
These bueterful soft sculptures were on view at the "Alternate Side Parking" show at  in May 2023.

Lynnette Therese Sauer ()These drawings demonstrate a balance of constraint and creativity within a repetitive structure...
09/01/2023

Lynnette Therese Sauer ()
These drawings demonstrate a balance of constraint and creativity within a repetitive structure. Similar to alternate side parking’s rearrangement of the same elements (vehicles on pavement) in a new way every few days, these drawings represent just a few of the infinitely possible arrangements of patterned lines on paper. Part of a body of work nearly a decade in the making, these drawings are the result of an evolution from literal, though occasionally obfuscated, text to their current layered and abstracted state. The re-setting that occurs with each new piece is crucial to this process; each drawing is a chance to begin anew. Alternate side parking, like finishing your previous artwork, puts the composer back into a new scenario to react and respond to. In these drawings, the composition is not predetermined, but rather intuitively crafted in response to the shifting image.
The artworks were shown on the "Alternate Side Parking" show at  in May 2023.

"A Muse" by Justin Nissley is a work from our recent exhibition "Alternate Side Parking" that took place in May 2023.Jus...
08/24/2023

"A Muse" by Justin Nissley is a work from our recent exhibition "Alternate Side Parking" that took place in May 2023.

Justin Nissley (),
"I’ve always been in love with abstract expressionist artists. The finished works with splatters of color and smears from brushes and hands. You could almost take a bite out of the chunky impasto. Impassioned artists battling the confines of the canvas, maybe a rakish swatch of paint on their cheek as they duke it out. How romantic.

This is not how I engage the canvas. I manipulate small, printed images no larger than three inches square, using fluids to alter the ink on the surface. Utilizing the computer as a lens to view the image, I scan the small pieces and create a final image, which will be used to make the painting. These finished works can appear to be random stains and splashes, but they are painstakingly rendered over the course of months.

My paintings might not be three minutes in the boxing ring, like those other artists. They are more like persistence hunting, slowly working out every detail until “Voila!”"

Zach Zecha (): ”The idea of shifting in my art practice has been a long and sometimes slow process, but I think it is a ...
08/17/2023

Zach Zecha (): ”The idea of shifting in my art practice has been a long and sometimes slow process, but I think it is a visually interesting one. I studied traditional observational painting, but in grad school at PAFA, I made the decision to shift out into mode of assemblage. This has grown and been molded over the past 8 yrs, to where I am today. My main goal with my art currently, is to break away from the rectangle as much as I can while using materials from the home renovation trade that supports my artistic practice. This slow shift seems to be an ever changing one. Lately as an improvisational note I have seen my practice as like playing jazz. Taking these materials I intuitively shift, mold, and change what is considered paint and what is not but used as such into a multidimensional compositional dialogue. The ability to be flexible and change on the fly is key to get my work just right.”  
The artworks were shown on the "Alternate Side Parking" show at  in May 2023.

Robert Zurer,  "At the most fundamental level my process has always relied upon chance. I use no external reference and ...
08/09/2023

Robert Zurer, "At the most fundamental level my process has always relied upon chance. I use no external reference and have no concept or idea prior to starting a painting. All my paintings start with random lines. From that point a dialog ensues. I listen, the painting calls and I respond.

As I paint, if there is a lull in the conversation, I rotate the painting or use a mirror. At some point the orientation becomes fixed and then, as the meaning of the work evolves, the choices become fewer until finally the conversation ends."

Zurer's work "Online Dating" was on view at the "Alternate Side Parking" show at in May 2023.

From our recent exhibition ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING at  in May 2023.Lesley Bodzy (): My body of work explores the ways in ...
08/03/2023

From our recent exhibition ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING at  in May 2023.
Lesley Bodzy (): My body of work explores the ways in which materiality can give form and visibility to
psychologically complex dimensions. Trauma, loss, and desire are recurring themes I
approach through material processes as I devise a personal metaphorical language. My
work is biographical in essence but my aesthetic language allows viewers to find their
place among the bare narrative outlines that hold each piece together. My projects
often involve series through which a loose narrative can be traced.
My newest works use bold colors which alludes to the shiny veneer we each present to
the world. Taught to play roles that please our parents and society, our challenge is to
seek our true selves. Theses façades conceal feelings and emotions we experience
every day in the quietness of our own reflections. This series of works attempts to
visualize and process the invisible pressures many girls of my generation endured while
conforming with the golden standard of stereotypical femininity. In creating these
works I let the media tell me where to go and what to do, and when an unexpected
challenge presents itself, I let that change move me to the final stage of where the
work should live.

We are happy to share with you some photos from our recent exhibition, titled " Transformations: Exploration Through Vid...
07/19/2023

We are happy to share with you some photos from our recent exhibition, titled " Transformations: Exploration Through Video Art." Under the curation of Dr. Veronica Shimanovskaya (), the exhibition showcased the artistic brilliance of 22 talented artists hailing from 8 different countries.

Thank you to all those who were able to join us at the opening and immerse themselves in the mesmerizing video works of our talented artists. Your presence and support made the exhibition a truly remarkable experience.

Each artist brought their unique perspective and creative vision to explore the theme of transformation, capturing moments of profound change and personal growth. The diversity of artistic expressions truly showcased the power of art to evoke emotions and inspire reflection.

Tonight is the night! Join us for a session on digital art preservation led by the incredible Elizaveta Yuzhakova , a fe...
07/11/2023

Tonight is the night! Join us for a session on digital art preservation led by the incredible Elizaveta Yuzhakova , a fellow in time-based media conservation at the Guggenheim Museum New York.

Doors open at 6 PM at 220 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010. Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through the history of collecting media art, witness the evolution of conservation principles, and explore the current approaches employed by museums to collect and preserve digital art.

During this session, you'll gain invaluable insights into the tools available to artists for ensuring the preservation of their artistic data. Learn about the core principles that shape digital preservation and get ready to engage in stimulating discussions that will expand your knowledge on this fascinating topic.

Don't let this incredible opportunity slip away! Save the date and be prepared to immerse yourself in the captivating world of digital art preservation.

See you tonight! ✨

Join us for a captivating Talk and Workshop on Tuesday, July 11, from 6-8 pm, hosted by Starta Arta. We are thrilled to ...
07/07/2023

Join us for a captivating Talk and Workshop on Tuesday, July 11, from 6-8 pm, hosted by Starta Arta. We are thrilled to delve into the intriguing topic of "Transformation as Preservation" and explore the preservation of digital art. This event is a part of our show, "Transformations."

Our lecturer, Elizaveta Yuzhakova, fellow in time-based media conservation at the Guggenheim Museum New York, will guide us through a brief overview of the history of collecting media art, the evolution of conservation principles, and the current approaches to collecting and preserving digital art at museums.

Gain valuable insights into the tools that artists can use to ensure the preservation of their artistic data and learn about the main principles that inform digital preservation.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and engage in stimulating discussions about the preservation of digital art.

📅 Date: Tuesday, July 11
⏰ Time: Doors open at 6 PM
📍 Address: 220 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Save the date and be ready to immerse yourself in the world of digital art preservation!

The Artwork: Pierre Ajavon .ajavon

PS. A big thanks to the designer  for creating the stunning poster for this event.

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