Hagar Shur Fletcher


Fletcher’s sculpture and painting installation is an abstract rendering of the artist’s view of the pain and hardship experienced by migrants seeking refuge in countries other than their own. Their long and exhausting journey becomes ever darker as they seek shelter, light and safety. Enduring essentially the unendurable, the world’s current migrants are following in the footsteps of much of humanity to navigate a harsh trail to a better future. 

Hagar Fletcher draws on her own deep well of empathy to create sculptural forms that are expressive, with slowly realized associations, yet always open to interpretation. Each is loosely figurative; each is not quite human (perhaps the view of some regarding migrants). Fletcher brings our attention to this issue subtly but insistently. 

The paintings are free associations about the story of migration. The sculptures are all made of found materials that are first manipulated and then encased in mud, a metaphor for the trials faced by all desperate people.


2012West Hampton Synagogue, USA


2018Group exhibition- Denver Colorado
2015Milan Expo, Italy
Raanana Gallery, Israel
2013Neve Tzedek Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jaffa Gallery, Israel
2010Basis Institute of Sculpture
New York Studio School- 4 group exhibitions
Ceres Gallery, NY, 3 group exhibitions


1976- 1980Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham UK – Diploma in Creative Photography
1980- 1982Ecole Des Arts Applique, Paris France, Sculpture
Ecole Des Arts Deco Paris France, Silk Screen
2007-2010Basis Institute of Sculpture, Israel , Sculpture and Painting
2016-2020New York Studio School, Sculpture MFA


1979Photojournalist for “Camera Press”- Photo Agency in Johanesburg, South Africa
1982-1986Portrait Photography for Actors, Israel
1986- 1994Furniture design
1994-2010Yoga teacher and volunteering in prisons, Israel