Hanita Ilan, born in 1978, lives in Jerusalem and works in The Artist’s Studio, Jerusalem.
Hanita Ilan works mainly in painting while stretching and challenging the limits of the medium. Through means such as abstraction, fragmentation, subtraction and deletion she confronts the material with the image and the surface within its frame to create works in which the abstract and the figurative remain in constant tension.
Hanita Ilan graduated from Bezalel Art Academy in 2010, and from the Bezalel MFA program in 2014. Her works have been displayed on solo shows at the ‘Dane Gallery For Art’ in kibbutz Yad Mordechai, at the Artist's Studios Kalisher, Tel Aviv, and in a dual Show at the Idris Project in Tel Aviv. She has exhibited in group exhibitions such as the Negev Museum of Art, the Fresh Paint Art Fair, the Cube Gallery in Jerusalem and more. In 2017 she participated in residency in the Triangular Project at Yaarot HaCarmel.
Ilan has received ‘The Independent Creators fund’ of the Ministry of Culture and Sport for 2019, ‘The Tel Aviv Special Projects Found joint with the Rabinowitz Fund’ for 2017, the Ministry Of Culture and Sport for ‘Artist- teacher’ grant throughout the years 2012-2015. She has received an Excellence grant in 2009 and 2010 by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and the T.A excellence grant in 2013 by the Bezalel MFA program.
Her works can be found in collections both in Israel and abroad: in Frasers Property Collection, Edinburgh Scotland, Bank Leumi's collection, Serge Tirosh's collection and more. Ilan was A teachers assistant to Yehudit Sasportas at the Bezalel Academy during the years 2011-2014. She gave workshops as a guest lecturer In Bezalel Academy from 2013-2015 and since 2018 she teaches painting in the Dept. of Art, in Oman College, Jerusalem.