Tirtzah Bassel

Program Director

Tirtzah is an artist and educator who creates spaces and experiences that move people to see the familiar in unexpected ways.

Before joining the Lippman Kanfer team, she was assistant director of the Brandeis Institute of Music and Art at Brandeis University. She was also the founding director of PopUp for Change, a summer program based at the 14th Street Y that brought together NYC teens to learn design thinking and apply it to social justice projects in response to needs of the community.

Tirtzah holds an MFA from Boston University, and she studied drawing and painting at the Jerusalem Studio School in Israel. Her site-specific duct tape installations, paintings, and drawings engage with political and social realities and have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She teaches in the Visual and Critical Studies Department at SVA in New York and is a resident artist in the Chashama Workspace Program in Sunset Park.