Edna Miron-Wapner is a Jewish Spiritual Artist and Educator completing her PhD in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. Her primary interest involves contributing to Jewish Education through the integration of the knowledge, experience and wisdom of Expressive Arts Therapy. Her dissertation topic is" Creativity and Healing in Jewish Education: Expressive Kavannah".
Edna was born in Israel and grew up in Montreal, Canada and has lived in Jerusalem since 1977 where she is an active member of a vital Progressive Jewish Community, Kol Haneshama. She has an MA in Educational Research from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education of the University of Toronto and a BA from McGill University in Montreal.
As an artist with specialities in Sumi-e Painting, Calligraphy and Papermaking, she has exhibited her work over the past twenty years in museums and galleries in the US, Israel and Japan. She is the founder of two studios in Jerusalem, the first Studio Spiral, a unique intermodal Children's Creativity Center and secondly, Studio Indigo an Adult Expressive Arts and Healing Center. She served as Artist in Residence at the Brandeis Bardin Institute,in California and has taught at the Pardes Institute, Hebrew Union College, Yakar and Kol Haneshama, the Ramah Program and JESNA in Israel.
2000 - Ph.D Candidate - The European Graduate School, Leuk, Switzerland.
Expressive Arts Therapy in Education. Disseration- Expressive
Kavannah: Creativity and Healing in Jewish Education.
1974 - M.A.- University of Toronto, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Educational Research .
1971 - B.A - McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Canada. Honors French.
2001 - 2002- Computer Graphics Course. Knowledge of Freehand, Photo- shop,
html and basic graphic design. The Jerusalem Business College.
1996 - 1997 - Outdoor Drawing, Israel Museum, with Tammy Bezaleli.
1989 - 1990 - Sumi-e Painting with Japanese Master Yoshio Ikezaki.
1988 - 1990 - Japanese Papermaking, UCLA, with Yoshio Ikezaki.
1988 - 1990 - Plein Air Painting, Santa Monica College, with Jeanne Lamosse.
1985 - 1987 - Natural Fiber Papermaking, UCLA, with Harriet Germain.
1985 - 1987 - English Calligraphy, The Society for Calligraphy, LA, CA. with Thomas Ingemire, Marsha Brady, Molly Gaylor, Kitty Mayatt.
1983 - 1984 - Hebrew Calligraphy and Graphic Design, with Janet Berg, Hella Hartman.
1982 - 1983 - Basic Papermaking, The Uncle Bob Leslie Papermill, Beersheva, Israel, with Joyce Schmidt.
1985 - 1990 - Los Angeles CA. Studies in Jewish Meditation, Kabbalah and
Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Ted Falcon,Ph.D.
1987 - 1990 - Los Angeles, CA. Heschel with Rabbi Stan Levy.
1985 - 1990 - Los Angeles, CA. Workshops at The Brandeis-Bardin Institute Rabbi Richard Levy, Dr.Daniel Matt, Dr. Arnold Eisen.
1990 - 1994 - Jerusalem,Israel. Kehilat Kol Haneshama, Approaches to Prayer, with Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman.
1994 - 1995 - Jerusalem, Israel. Yakar, Jewish Mediation with Rabbi David Zeller.
1997 - 1998 - Jerusalem, Israel. The Pardes Institute,Chumash with Marcie Lenk. Lectures with Rabbi Danny Landes, Dr. Aviva Zornberg, Meir Schweiger, Arie Ben David.
1999 - 2000 - Jerusalem, Israel. Tal Torah, Torah with Ariel Lester.
2000 - Jerusalem, Israel. Women's Private Torah Study Group with Ester Lapian, Melila Hellner-Eshed, Rabbi David Lazar, Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman, Sara Yeudit Schneider, Avner Goren ( Archeologist - Walking the Bible).
2003 - DIALOGUE WITH ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS II -
Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, Israel.
1998 - 1999 - DIALOGUE WITH ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS -
Yeshiva University Museum,New York City, NY.
The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel.
Migdalor Gallery, Jaffa, Israel.
1996 - TRANSITIONS - Sarah Einstein Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.
1996 - RECENT WORKS - Studio Indigo, Jerusalem, Israel.
1992 - 1995 - IMAGES - (photo at left from IMAGES exhibition)
Belgium House, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Studio Spiral, Jerusalem, Israel.
Gallery 130, Kitakyushu, Japan.
Jewish Community Center, Tokyo, Japan.
The Artists' House, Jerusalem, Israel.
The Platt Gallery, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA.
The Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA.
1990 - OPEN STUDIO - Santa Monica, CA.
1987 - SONGS OF MEDITATION - The Jewish Quarter Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.
1981 - BATIKS - The Jerusalem House of Quality, Jerusalem, Israel.
2000 - THE SPIRITUAL IN ART- Bedford Art Museum, curated by Dr. Peter London.
1995 - APPROACHES TO PAPER- Confedration House, Jerusalem, Israel.
1994 - THE GLOBAL ART PROJECT- Phoenix,AZ.
1994 - IN MEMORY OF JOYCE SCHMIDT-The Visual Arts Center, Beersheva,IS.
1993 - NEW MEMBERS- The Artists' House, Jerusalem, Israel.
1986 - STROKES OF BRILLANCE-The Brand Library, Glendale, CA.
1986 - CALLIGRAPHY '86- The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel.
1985 - THE ISAIAH FESTIVAL- Los Angeles, CA.
1885 - PEN AND PAPER- The XIIth International Book Fair, Jerusalem, Israel.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY.
The Brandeis Bardin Institute, CA.
Kehilat Kol Kaneshama, Jerusalem.
Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem.
The Pardes Institute, Jersalem.
Israel: Barbara Gingold, Allan Salmonson, Arnold Druck, Professor Avraham
Altman, Yoram and Deb Heifetz-Yahav, Larry and Yvonne Rubin, Claire Miron,
Georges Tasma, Hadassah and Danny Kingstone, Dov and Nira Atzmon, Judy Posner,
Patty and Marc Flamm.
California: Willard & Rita Chotiner, Lois & Dick Gunther, Joe & Mickey Wapner, Seth & Kathleen Schulweiss, Katherine & Andrew Soll, Fleur & Mark Chessler, Harriet Germain, Julie & Tony Moldo-Jones, Charna & David Rickey.
London, England: Andrea & Jonathan
Boston: Joyce & Jack Zimmerman.
New York City: Susan Wind.
"Jerusalem" - Revue Arts et Metiers du Livre, Paris, Oct. 1995.
"Edna Miron-Wapner" - Rambam, The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Spring 1992.
"Hebrew Micrographers" - Calligraphy Review, Summer 1987, by Dr. Leila Avrin.
"Hebrew Calligraphy" -Encyclopedia Judaica Year Book, 1986-1987.
FILM: IMAGES:THE ART OF EDNA MIRON-WAPNER.
Director:Paula Weiman- Kelman,Camera: Eli Talel. 1995.
(Photo below taken from film.)
FILM: DIALOGUE WITH ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS.
Director and Camera: Eli Talel. 1999.
The Israel Artists' Association.
The International Association
of Papermaking Artists.
The Israel Biliophile Association.
The Jewish Federation Council,
Commission on the Arts, LA. CA.
2002 - 2003 - Yakar, Jerusalem. Expressive Kavannah Year Course.
2002 - 1996 - The Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. Expressive Kavannah Year Course.
2002 - 1995- Studio Indigo, Jerusalem. Center for Expressive Arts Therapy, Expressive Kavannah Year Course.
2000 - 2002 - Hebrew Union College, Yakar, JESNA, The Ramah Program. Expressive Kavannah Workshops.
1996 - 1995 - The Brandeis-Bardin Institute, California. Artist-in Residence.
1995 - Founder and Teacher of Studio Indigo, Jerusalem. An Adult Center for Spiritual Art and Expressive Arts Therapy.
1992 - Founder and teacher of Studio Spiral, Jerusalem. An Intermodal Children's Creativity Center.
Born in Tel -Aviv, Israel in 1948. Raised and educated bilingually (English/
French) to an artistic family in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Lives in Jerusalem, Israel since 1977. Married to David Wapner and have two
sons (16 & 19). Spent 5 years (1985-1990) working and studying in Los Angeles, California. Enjoys travel, swimming, scuba diving and hiking.