Milcah Bassel is a multidisciplinary artist raised in Israel and based in Jersey City, NJ. Her work explores the phenomenological body as it navigates culturally generated systems and structures. Incorporating installation, performance, drawing, and other media, the pieces invite physical engagement and viewer participation.
She has exhibited and performed at Ruben Museum of Art; Bronx Museum of the Arts; Newark Museum; Zimmerli Art Museum; Soho20 Gallery, NY; William Paterson University, NJ; Brandeis University, MA; Project For Empty Space, NJ; Hanina Gallery, Israel; PULSE and EAB fairs, NY; Untitled and Select fairs, FL; In Print Art Book Fair, Israel. Awards and residencies include the Center for Book Arts, NYC; Bronx Museum AIM program, NY; ArtYard, NJ; ACRE, WI; Brodsky Center & NEA grant, NJ; Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, MA; Guttenberg Arts, NJ; Smack Mellon Hot Picks 2017; New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship.
Bassel earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University and an MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She has taught at Rutgers University and Purchase College SUNY, and is currently a Part-Time Lecturer at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.