Galia Gluckman

b. 1973, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Galia Gluckman was born in 1973 in Tel Aviv, Israel; she currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. Gluckman first qualified as a fashion designer and operated between London, UK and New York City, USA before returning to fine arts. The artist relocated to Cape Town, South Africa in 2010 and since then, has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally.

Most recently Gluckman presented her solo presentation, cellular state at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. Her latest body of work was included in SMAC Gallery’s presentation at FNB Art Joburg at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2019. In 2018 Gluckman presented solo shows, Metas (boundaries) and Ora (edge), at CIRCA Gallery in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. She participated in a number of group exhibitions in 2018, namely WINTER and SUMMER Exhibition, both at Everard Read in London as well as Back to the Future III: Abstract Art in South Africa, Past and Present at SMAC Gallery in Stellenbosch. Gluckman’s works have been included in Everard Read’s presentation at the 2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair and the 2018 FNB Joburg Art Fair. Gluckman is the recipient of the 2009 Global Green Artist Challenge award, which was exhibited at the International ArtExpo in New York City, USA; as well as the 2010 New York Public Artwork Commission which was commissioned by the Great Neck Plaza Mayor, Jean Celender, in New York City, USA.

Gluckman is represented in a number of private and corporate collections, namely the Hilton Hotel Group in the USA; Galila Barzilai-Hollander’s private collection in Belgium; the Dame Anita Roddick Collection in the UK; and a number of private collections in Australia, the UAE, Israel, South Africa, Spain, the UK and the USA. In South Africa, these collections include the Leeu Collection Franschoek; M&C Saatchi Abel;  Rupert Collection;  South African Presidential Collection;  Spier Arts Collection;  Investec Collection; Galila Barzilaï-Hollander Collection and The Ackerman-Berman Collection. 

Gluckman presented her first solo exhibition with SMAC Gallery, titled cellular state, in Cape Town, South Africa earlier in 2019.

Gluckman’s work were recently acquired by the Barzilai Hollander Collection in Brussels, Belgium and the Holbar Collection in Principality of Liechtenstein.

Malibongwe Tyilo | VISI | Artists We Love: Galia Gluckman | 5 February 2016 – PDF

Debbie Loots | VISI | Galia Gluckman | 27 August 2014 – PDF

Layla Leiman | Between10and5 | Featured: Galia Gluckman | 17 February 2014 – PDF