Artist Bio

Ariel Basson Freiberg is a Boston-based artist whose paintings explore the accelerators and brakes of sexuality through the suggestion of body and gestures. Born in Texas of Iraqi / Israeli background, Freiberg has a MFA in painting from Boston University and a BA from Smith College. She is represented by Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston. She has had multiple solo and group exhibitions including Faction Art Projects, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Samson Projects, Dartmouth College, Tufts Art Gallery, Northeastern University, Danforth Museum, and the Art Center of Macedonia. Her work has been reviewed in ARTnews, the Boston Globe, Big Red and Shiny, and featured in Modern Painters for the Ténot Fondation Residency at Camac Art Centre in France. In 2017, Freiberg’s performance and installation, “Love Like Salt,” was exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, as well as a large-scale installation, “Ziv,” for the MFA Boston and the Jewish Arts Collaborative. She was a resident artist at Mass MoCA and collaborated with the School of Dance at Jacob’s Pillow (2109) and the recipient of the Transformative Art Grant through the City of Boston (2020). Freiberg is an inspired collaborator and educator; she is currently a Professor and Coordinator of the Post-Baccalaureate Studio Art Program at Brandeis University.


Ariel Freiberg in studio