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BIOGRAPHY

Malcah Zeldis was born in 1931 in The Bronx, New York. Zeldis has lived in Michigan, Israel, and is now currently residing in Manhattan. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College, New York in 1970. She has exhibited her works at American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan; The Bass Museum of Fine Art, Miami Beach, FL, Frederick Weisman Art Museum, MI; Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Terra Museum of Art, Chicago, IL; Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Creative Heart Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC; Modern Primitive Gallery, Atlanta, GA; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Jay Johnson Gallery, New York, NY; and the Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL. Her work is in the permanent collections of museums such as Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum, Williamsburg, VA; Akron Museum, Akron, OH; International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers Collection of Children’s Literature, New Brunswick, NJ; Jewish Museum, New York, NY; John Judson Memorial American Museum, Washington, DC; Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI; May Museum of Art, Lawrence NY; The Museum, Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Musée D'Art Naif De Lille de France, Paris, France; The American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY; Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ; St. Louis Mid-American Arts Alliance (Mulvane Art Center), St. Louis, MO; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA; Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC; and the Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King Jr. by Malcah Zeldis, Fort Gansevoort, NY 

2002
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2000
Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY

1996
Creative Heart Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

1995
Modern Primitive Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1994
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

1993
New York State Historical Society, Cooperstown, NY

1988
Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY

1978–1984
Four exhibits at Jay Johnson Gallery, New York, NY

1976
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
New York Experienced, The American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY

2002–2004
In the Spirit of Martin, Smithsonian American Art Museum, traveling-exhibit: Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, The Bass Museum of Fine Art, Miami Beach, FL, Frederick Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL

2003
The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, The American Museum of Folk Art, New York, NY
Remembrance and Ritual: Jewish Folk Artists of Our Time, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2000–2002
Treasures to Go, Smithsonian American Art Museum, traveling-exhibit: Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL, Tacoma ArtMuseum, Tacoma, WA

2002
W, X, Y, Z of Outsider Art, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
The Art of War and Peace, The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

2000
Empire State Mosaic, New York State Historical Society, Cooperstown, NY

1999
Love: Error and Eros, The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

1996
Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

1995
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum, Williamsburg, VA
Akron Museum, Akron, OH
International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Jane Voorghees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers Collection of Childrens Literature, New Brunswick, NJ
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
John Judson Memorial American Museum, Bath, England
Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
May Museum of Art, Lawrence NY
The Museum, Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Musée D’Art Naif De Lille de France, Paris, France
The American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
St. Louis Mid-American Arts Alliance (Mulvane Art Center), St. Louis, MO
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

AWARDS

1981
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Award

1975
Brooklyn Museum Fence Art Show
 

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