Tamar Paley (b.1991, Jerusalem, Israel) is a Tel Aviv-based jewelry designer and artist. Her work is developed from concepts that reflect her surroundings and life’s experience, combining material and form of cultural and personal significance, such as textiles, paper, and found objects, framed by handmade metal structures. Building on her belief that jewelry can make a strong social statement while reflecting beauty and aesthetics, Paley’s creations are often a reaction to social and political subjects.
Her work is exhibited locally and globally including shows such as ‘Gallery Marzee International Graduation Show’ (Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2017), ‘Gestures of Locality’ (Tel Aviv, Israel, 2018), ‘Becoming: Identity Between The individual and The Collective in Contemporary Israeli Design’ (Ma’alot Tarshiha, Israel, 2019) and ‘Watershed Moments - Works from The Jerusalem Biennale’ (Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, NYC, 2019).
Her thesis project, “A Fringe of Her Own” (Shenkar, 2017), led her to receive the prestigious America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship, and her first solo exhibition at The Kniznik Gallery at Brandeis University (Whaltham, MA, 2018).
Her work has recently been acquired by public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.