Irit Lepkin is a ceramic sculptor and a photographer with a B.A in Fine Arts from Haifa University. She was born and raised in Israel and later moved to Canada where she graduated from OCAD and opened her studio in Toronto.
- Artist's Bio
Irit participated in many art shows in Canada and the USA. The Gardiner Museum Of Ceramic Art, Burlington Art Centre and Visual Arts Ontario, to name a few. She won several awards and grants over the years in juried and invitational shows. Her work appears in books and magazines including Art And Perception, Ceramics Monthly, and “500 Figures In Clay “and” Raku 500 which will be published in 2011.
Irit’s works are all handmade one of a kind inspired by organic forms found in nature. In some sculptures she incorporates mixed media such as barbed wire and other metal objects to depict the harshness of reality next to the softness of clay. Irit Lepkin is a member of Fusion -The Ontario Clay And Glass Association, Toronto Potters and the Israeli Group Of Artists.
Irit was born in Israel to an artistic family. Her father is one of the first graduates from Bezalel art school in Jerusalem and is a well-known artist in Israel. A Fine Arts under-graduate from Haifa University, Irit moved to Canada in 1981 with her husband and two children, where she continued her art studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and later opened her studio in Toronto. Participating in many art shows featured at the Gardiner Museum, Burlington Art Centre and Visual Arts Ontario, Irit’s work has also been published in books and magazines. She has won several awards, grants and scholarships.