Noa Chernichovsky is a ceramic sculptor born in Jerusalem in 1990, living and working in Tel Aviv-London.
She graduated (2022) from the Ceramics and Glass MA program at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. Chernichovsky was the recipient of the Clore-Bezalel scholarship for full MA tuition. She completed her BFA (2016) in Ceramics and Glass from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. During her undergraduate studies, she also studied (2014) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Bornholm, Denmark.
Chernichovsky received (2016) the prestigious Blumenthal Award for Excellence in Ceramics. She founded (2018) the Ceramic in Frishman ceramic school in the heart of Tel Aviv, one of Israel’s largest ceramic teaching centers. Chernichovsky is represented (2022) by the Charles Burnand gallery in London, and her works are presented in various international exhibitions and private collections in the UK, Europe, and Israel.
Noa Chernichovsky’s work is based on a constant awareness of her immediate surroundings as she moves in the world. She examines the network of associations created around objects and their fragments, tying together their inherent narratives.
Her work aims to spotlight the everyday physical things we often overlook, and she reconstructs them into hybrid ceramic volumes. The aesthetic at the core of her practice is based on the urban imagery of the asphalt road or sidewalk as a constant inhabited by transient, colorful imagery.
Chernichovsky sees herself as a “sampler” of surfaces and forms from the physical world. Her sculptures are composed of many elements, each with its own context and cultural value. As in a collage, these elements accumulate into a larger image that holds its own various identities and creates a dreamlike new environment.
She combines different ceramic techniques, including thrown parts, hand-building and slab molding, blended with non-ceramic materials and readymades. Although the subjects of her work are mundane, they are conveyed in an over-the-top language, with elaborate textures and patterns that produce a final image full of energy.