Pearl Hirshfield

‘Undertow’ Portrait of a Caretaker
multi-media construction
38 x 18 x 18 in.

“‘Undertow: Portrait of a Caretaker’ is a deeply personal work. It expresses the effects on women who, for years, continue to give daily care to a loved one with a terminal disease. It presents the public face we show to conceal the private face of despair; feelings that are palpable, life-changing and universal.”

BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,1979; Fellowship, Grants, Awards; Illinois Art Council, Puffin Foundation, Whirlpool Foundation; COLLECTIONS: Chicago Peace Museum, John Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersberg, Fl; EXHIBITS: U.S.A. and abroad including invitationals to Hiroshima, Japan; Czechoslovakia; Switzerland; Hungary; Lodz, Poland International Biennale; LECTURES: U.S.A. and abroad including 3-day International Symposium “The Memory of Auschwitz in Contemporary Art” Brussels, Belgium; PUBLISHED: Artists’ Notes “Sculptural Constructions Involving Water Dynamics” LEONARDO International Journal for the Arts Sciences and Technology; “CONSPIRACY The Artist as Witness” limited edition Portfolio of 13 International artists and Companion Book, published by Center for Constitutional Rights, N.Y., David Godine Press, Brookline, MA.

© Pearl Hirshfield