Yona Verwer - Press & Publications



Ori Z. Soltes, Traditions and Transformations: Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture, Canal St Press, 2016.

David Sperber & Dvora Liss, New York / New Work, Catalog, September 2015

Ram Ozeri, The Jerusalem Biennale, Catalog, September 2015, Jerusalem, Israel

Samuel Gruber, Ruth Gruber, Aaron Rosen & Others, Cultural Heritage Artists Project II, Catalogue, March 2012, Detroit MI.

Marilyn Fox, Curator, We Remember: 9-11 10th Anniversary, Catalogue, September 2011, Penn State.

Joel Silverstein & Richard McBee, Curators, The Dura Europos Project, Catalogue, December 2010, New York.

Joel Silverstein & Richard McBee, Curators, Seduced by the Sacred, Catalogue, October 2010, New York.

Hasia Diner, Walter Cahn, Hana Iverson, Karen Shiff, Cynthia Beth Rubin,  Cultural Heritage Artists Project I, December 2009

Joel Silverstein & Richard McBee, Curators, Tzelem, Exhibition Catalog, November 2009, New York

Laura Kruger, Curator HUC Museum, Words Within, Exhibition Catalog, February 2007, New York

Karen Harris, Director of Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, course entitled "An Issue of Identity: Reconstructing the Self, Images by Women Artists, 1970-the Present," 1994.

Fred Adelson, Con-struc-tures, Catalog, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, 1993

Gail Levin, Curator, Imagination, Catalog, Peconic Gallery, Riverhead NY, 1993

Laura Hoptman, Curator, The Artist in the Marketplace X, Catalogue, Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1990, New York.


Jewish Standard, Art as food for the soul - Two Jewish artists from very different backgrounds collaborate in Montclair and the Jewish Art Salon, Joanne Palmer, Oct. 22, 2020

Mosaic, There's Plenty of Significant Contemporary Jewish Art Hiding in Plain Sight, Richard McBee, May 24, 2019

Art & Theology, Walking the Via Dolorosa through Amsterdam, Victoria Emily Jones, April 9, 2019

Het Parool, Om bij stil te zijn: lijden van deze tijd, Edo Dijksterhuis, March 6, 2019

The Independent, Hope Challenges Hate Speech, Joan Baum, January 22, 2019

NY Jewish Week, Art At The Heart Of Stanton St. Revival, Shira Hanau, January 16, 2019

NY Jewish Week, ‘Echoes’ Of Dutch Anti-Semitism, Then And Now, Sandee Brawarsky, December 26, 2018

NJ Jewish Standard, How to be a vegan Jewish artist, Abigail Klein-Leichman, October 4, 2018

JOFA, New Art Exhibit Highlights Increasing Invisibility of Orthodox Women In Media, Leah Finkelshteyn, July 11, 2018

NJ Jewish Standard, From Jerusalem to Riverdale, Joanne Palmer, February 15, 2018.

Sh’ma Now, cover, Mezuzah As Reminder, Susan Berrin, editor, February 2018.

Contact Magazine, Steinhardt Foundation, The Book of Yona - The Art of Yona Verwer, Fall 2017

Times of Israel, Jessica Steinberg, A ‘watershed’ moment for artists at the Jerusalem Biennale, Oct. 7, 2017.

NJ Jewish Standard, Joanne Palmer, Jewish Art Salon rockets to Teaneck, June 22, 2017

NY Jewish Week, Joel Silverstein, Layering History And Spontaneous Expression, Sept. 12, 2016

Jewish in Seattle, Anca L. Szilagyi, Art After Auschwitz, April / May 2016

NY Jewish Week, Caroline Harris, An Island of Creativity, August 11, 2015

Bedford + Bowery, Lindsey Smith, LES Artists ‘Still Looking Quirky and Funky’ at This New Exhibit. February 13, 2015

Huffington Post, S. Brent Plate, Religion Is Alive and Well In Contemporary Art, August 18, 2014

Zeek, Artist Q, Artist A: Yona Verwer Talks to Mirta Kupferminc, May 31, 2014

Sh’ma Journal, The Self and Creativity, Basya Schechter, S. Bear Bergman & Yona Verwer May 2014.

Zeek, Artist Q, Artist A: Yona Verwer Talks to Ken Goldman, April 24, 2014

The Jewish Channel TV, Meredith Ganzman, Faith & Form (Week in review), February 21, 2014.

NY Jewish Week, Gloria Kestenbaum, Anne Frank and her Disciples, January 16, 2014

Hadassah Magazine, Aaron Rosen, Ph.D., United (Jewish) Artists, December 2013

The NY Jewish Week, Caroline Lagnado, Two Artists Address Difficult Issues in Tribeca Exhibit, October 2013

Tachles, Julian Voloj, Successful Artists Network, June 2013

Jspace blog, Jewish Art Salon, May 24 2013

Lilith Magazine, Our Violent Children, features “Protection Amulet Pewter”, Spring 2013

Skirball Center Catalog features “Orach Chaim Blue” on its cover and “Stanton Shul Amulet”, Spring 2013

Shma Journal Online Gallery, A Jewish Lens on Taxation, featured “In God We Trust”, March 2013

The NY Jewish Week, Gloria Kestenbaum “The Eruv: Staying Within Bounds”, February 26, 2013

The Commentator, Yael Roberts, “A Model for Change: The Eruv as Art”, February 14, 2013

Jewish Press, Richard McBee, It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and beyond, January 11, 2013

Reform Jewish Quarterly, Ori Z. Soltes, Text and Commentary: Contemporary Jewish Art, Winter 2013

Ars Judaica, Matthew Baigell, Social Concern and Tikkun Olam in Jewish American Art, May 2012

Alpha & Omega Arts, Ernest Disney-Britton, Counting the Omer, with Yona Verwer and Tobi Kahn, May 7

Jewish Exponent, Deborah Hirsch, Hillel Displays Slavery / Holocaust Art, March 19, 2012

Jewish Press, Richard McBee, Terror: Artists Respond, September 2, 2011

Queens College Journal of Jewish Studies, Editors Natalie Davidson & Camelia Serghie, Spring 2011: Orchard Hamsa Amulets and Urim & Tumim: Divine Text Messages.

Zeek, Ori Z. Soltes, February 2010: Slavery and the Holocaust.

Art Criticism, Matthew Baigell, Volume 24, Number 2, ’09: Contemporary Jewish Art: A Short Review.

Zeek, Yona Verwer, December 2009: Temple Talismans.

Jewish Press, Richard McBee, December 31, 2009 The Prayer of the Orchard St Shul.

Sh’ma Magazine, Yona Verwer, November, 2009, The Kabbalah of Bling.

2Life Magazine, Julian Voloj, November 25, 2009, Yona Verwer at C.H.A.P

The Jewish Week, June 5, 2009, Text / Context: Photo: Stanton St Shul Amulet.

Jewish Press, Menachem Wecker, May 30, 2009, The Amulet, the Temple, the Disfigured Book, and the Butterflies.

Pajamasmedia, Phyllis Chesler, May 15, 2009, Consolation in a Time of Madness.

Jewess, Rebecca Honig Friedman, April 27, 2009, Jewessy Arts Events.

Jewess, Rebecca Honig Friedman, April 24, 2009, Jewish Art Salon Exhibition.

Zeek, November 2007: Photos

Iconia, Menachem Wecker, May 10, 2007, Yona Verwer.

Jewess, Rebecca Honig Friedman, May 8, 2007, Jewess Bling Artist Yona Verwer.

NY Daily News, Clem Richardson, April 16, 2007, Charms of New York in her Art.

Jewish Press, Menachem Wecker, March 23, 2007, Jewish Women Talk about their Work.

The Jewish Week, Carolyn Slutsky, January 12, 2007, Art on the Rise.

The Forward, Sarah Kricheff, July 15, 2005, Modern Amulets.

The New Yorker, Boris Fishman, July 29, 2002, Goings on about Town – Yona Verwer.

The Jewish Week, Julia Goldman, June 18, 2002, The Buzz - Yona Verwer.

The Forward, Zack Berger, Yona Verwer and her paintings of the Urim & Tumim.

Jewish Press, Richard McBee, July 5, 2002, Yona Verwer.

The NY Times, William Zimmer, May ’90, Sculpture Dominates in Annual Show of Emerging Artists.

NRC Handelsblad, Reineke Hollander, July 1990, The Real and the Faux Work of Yona Verwer.


WBAI 99.5 FM, Cat Radio Cafe, March 8 and 9, 2015

The Jewish Channel, Faith & Form, Feb 21, 2014

Russian television, channels NTV, RTN and MW, Dumbo Double Deuce, 2001


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