Longing for the (Home)Land
My grandparents immigrated from Germany, Russia and Turkey to Egypt, France and Israel.
My father immigrated from Egypt to Israel.
I immigrated from Israel to the United States.
We carry our past.
We live in the present.
We stare into the future.
Fear and sorrow, hope and love travel with us.
Conflict of cultures and a search for connection are a daily struggle.
Our roots torn, we must grow new ones.
Tali Grinshpan was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, and earned a BFA and MFA in Business and Psychology from Tel Aviv University. She moved to the USA in 2004, and currently resides in Walnut Creek, California. Grinshpan began studying glass in 2011 and has participated in professional residencies at Pilchuck Glass School, Washington, and North Lands Creative (formerly North Lands Creative Glass), Scotland, UK. Grinshpan was a finalist in The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016 and was awarded first prize in The Glass Prize 2017. Her work was selected for the New Glass Review 39, published by Corning Museum of Glass. Grinshpan's work is exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Her work is exhibited courtesy of Montague Gallery.