Milcah Bassel is a multidisciplinary artist raised in Israel and based in Jersey City. Her work explores culturally generated systems and structures as they intersect with the phenomenological body. Incorporating installation, performance, drawing, and other media, the pieces invite physical engagement and viewer participation.
Bassel has exhibited and performed at Ruben Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Newark Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum, Soho20 Gallery, Whitebox, William Paterson University, Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, The Gateway with Project For Empty Space, and Hanina Gallery in Tel Aviv, among others. Art fairs include PULSE and EAB in New York, UNTITLED and Select in Miami, In Print Art Book Fair in Jerusalem, Israel. Awards and residencies include ACRE (WI, 2012); Brodsky Center residency funded by an NEA grant (NJ, 2014), Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Artist-In-Residence (MA, 2015); STAR residency at Guttenberg Arts (NJ, 2017); Bronx Museum AIM program (NY, 2017); Smack Mellon Hot Picks (2017); Workspace Residency at the Center for Book Arts (NYC, 2018); New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (2019).
Bassel earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University (2011) and an MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (2013). She is currently a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.