Born in Poland in 1927, Sonia Gurfein spent the years of World War II in concentration camps. She survived the camps and immigrated to Israel in 1946. 

Gurfein had been drawing and painting since early age without formal Art Education; she began to study seriously very late, only after her children had grown up, at the School of Plastic Arts in Bat Yam, at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv and at the Midrasha - the Art Teachers' College in Ramat Hasharon. 

Gurfein's main fields of creation are Painting and Sculpture in different techniques. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions  

2000       Cardan House, Tel Aviv  
1993       Sara Conforti Gallery, Jaffa  
1987       Eked Gallery, Tel Aviv  
1986       "Touch", Antea - A Women's Art Space, Tel Aviv 
                Alcobi Gallery, Tel Aviv  
1983       Hasimta Gallery, Jaffa  
Selected Group Exhibitions  

2000       Givat Haviva Gallery  
1998       Binyanei Ha'uma, Jerusalem  
1996      "Healing the Breach II - Israeli Women Artists 
                Facing  Reality", Yadaim Gallery, Jaffa  
1995       "Artists Make Peace", Ha'aretz Museum,
                Tel Aviv  
1994       Eked Gallery, Tel Aviv  
1993       Beit Eli, Ashkelon  
1989       Eked Gallery, Tel Aviv  
1988       Artists' Association House, Tel Aviv  
1987       Ariel Gallery, New York  
                Del Bello Gallery, Toronto  
1986       Alcobi Gallery, Tel Aviv  
                International Art Competition, New York  

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