Miriam Cabessa is a unique painter in that she paints without a brush. She uses her hands and fingers to create abstract, symmetrical form through choreographed movement over the canvas. Her compositions are records of repeating gestures. She is known for her Monochromatic paintings, most recently in form of large abstract works made with gold.
Cabessa was born in Morocco and grew up in Israel. She had a solo show in the Tel Aviv Museum in 1995 and represented Israel in the 1997 Venice Biennale. In addition, she has exhibited in galleries all over the world. Cabessa lives and works in New York City.