Reli Wasser is an Entrepreneur and curator of art and tourism. She is a contemporary interdisciplinary artist, living and creating among the ever changing hills of Galilee. Her use of a wide variety of media and materials, together with a vivid unquenchable imagination and deep thought, her love for Israel - its roots, heritage, nature and people - Human nature and the world as a whole, all find their expression in her works.
Reli approaches her creative spirit in two ways: the first: "Fine Art" where the idea itself is the major guide for the creation and the attached written word caption is often part of the creation itself.
The second approach she calls "Creating with Love", the main idea comprises a very unique mosaic of mixed media that combines stones, glass, wood, metal etc, with these she creates lots of Judaic and Kabala jewelry, Stars of David, mirrors and even full wall compositions. She is known for her unique modern day Judiaca which include olive oil, pebbles from the Sea of Galilee, olive wood etc.
In the general field of her art, Reli deals with many issues: Judaism, Jerusalem, femininity, Israel, Social and Political issues, ancient maps and ancient coins, modern day Judaica, empowering woman, Israel (especially Jerusalem) - all accomplished in her very special mixed technique. During the Lebanese war of summer 2006, Reli spend two weeks with her small children in a shelter in Zefat enduring severe missile attacks. This was the inspiration for an exhibition entitled "North's Home Front at War" many of the exhibits were created in that bomb shelter.
2005 - Joined the group "And They Couldn't Say" a group of Artists that stage exhibitions concerning social issues.
2006 - Created the "Hot tub" TV set for the Israeli channel 3 soapopera "HAALUFA"
2007 - Reli is the home curator of "Tasha Gallery" in Tel Aviv .
2007-2008 - Manager of the "Beyt Hayotzer" - An Art School that is part of Zefats Regional College in which she leads a unique contemporary art project.
2007-2008 - A board member of ZHR - Zefat -Hatsor-Rosh Pinah tourist Administration, where she actively promotes the Galilee through her Art enterprises.
2007-2008 - Leads clusters of artists through projects of empowerment in the framework of Mati Northern Galilee.
Two in the region of ZHR and one in Kiryat Shmona. In that framework she curates exhibitions in honor of Israel's 60th anniversary: At ZHR "The Awakening of the 60 year old" and "Spirit & Material" (Palm Beach Federation): At Kiryat Shmona "The many faces of Kiryat Shmona" (New York Federation).
2008 - Reli is the home curator of Beit Yigeal Alon Gallery, Zefat where she hosted a variety of exhibitions: "Valour & Miracles"; "Hanukah Candelabra"; "The Yellow Badge"; "Jerusalem over the Centuries";
"The Music of Materials".
2008 - Reli is the home curator of the Prof. Mer Museum at the Restoration Site (national historical site) of Rosh Pinna, there she leads her project: "The Seven-Species that Israel was blessed with". The debut "Wheat" was a great success "Rimon" is preparing for display and the rest are on the way….
2008 – An active member of the General Exhibition at the Artist colony in Zefat.
* Reli specializes in creating original conceptual Israeli art for company offices, while keeping in mind and spirit, their ideas and convictions. She adds elegant reproductions as presents for CEOs and other seniors.
2009-2010 – Reli creates and curates simultaneously. The exhibitions she manages are becoming very big.
Together with the JA she organized a group of artists and youth to help save a local canning factory from closing down; together they built enormous sculptures from tin cans.
Reli specializes in hotel exhibitions. She is home curator for Mizpe Hayamim, Canaan Spa, Prima Galil, Maale Hahamisha, Dead Sea Spa Club and more to come. This specialization in hotel décor, led to PR and promoting work for the hotels.
Reli is an very active in "Partneship 2000" a Jewish Agency project – She is the elected chairwoman
for the "Live Bridge" committee that deals in delegation exchanges between ZHR and the Palm Beach Federation. She has been a board member of ZHR - Zefat -Hatsor-Rosh Pina tourist Administration for two years.
2011 – Tel Aviv Rothschild-Boulevard enterprise – A Culture and Art center run by Reli, focusing on cultural gatherings and a variety of exhibitions. The first project – Freedom – includes three exhibitions under the
titles: Freedom to love – "Togetherness one way or another"; Women's rights - "Female Responsibility" and children's rights "My Childhood".
Reli is organizing the huge outdoor spectacle "An Israeli Vacation" for the PROMO 2000 festival.
One of Reli's guiding lines in her work is the use of recycled materials.
20 years ago, Reli founded the North of Israel S.O.S Organization in an attempt to find a solution for distressed and homeless animals. Reli’s own home is often a shelter for wounded or homeless animals, this in addition to her being an independent business woman and the mother of two wonderful kids. Her love for animals and ability to help and give has no boundaries. Everything and anything is possible and this can be seen in her art too…every whole or part can join to form something bigger and better.
Relis Artwork can be found at:
- The "Art and Soul" gallery – Ancient City of Zefat.
- The "Minus three" center at 65 Rothschild-Boulevard Tel Aviv.
- Hotel Prima-Galil.
- Shop "Galilee's" in TA harbor center and Haifa's "Grand Kanyon".