Ariel Basson Freiberg, born in Texas of Iraqi/Israeli background, has a MFA in painting from Boston University and a BA from Smith College. She has had multiple solo shows and including exhibitions at Miller Yezerski Gallery, Dartmouth College, Tufts Art Gallery, Danforth Museum, Montserrat College of Art and the Art Center of Macedonia. Her work is reviewed in ARTnews, Boston Globe, Big Red and Shiny, and featured in Modern Painters for the Tenot Foundation Bursary for the residency, Camac in France. She received a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship in 2015. In addition, “Amnesia” is the featured cover of “Definitions of Feminine Post Conflict Spaces” published in French and Spanish.  June 2017 debuted performance and installation “love like salt” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

While an artist in resident in 2019 at MASS MoCA she collaborated with dancers at Jacob’s Pillow.  This year, “Hellbent” a solo exhibition exploring the biblical narrative of Salome, was at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, where she is a Professor and Coordinator of the Post-Baccalaureate Studio Art Program.

March 23, 2021
The JusticeThe Flesh in Question: A Response to Orientalism and the Male Gaze

Jan 9, 2020

August 18, 2019
Boston.comA hotel promising ‘affordable luxury for the people’ just opened in downtown Boston

September 19, 2017
Big, Red and Shiny – Neither Forbidden nor Forgotten: Ariel Basson Freiberg & Lavaughan Jenkins

Review of Recent 2017 exhibitions in Big Red and Shiny

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