Nira Mashal is a figurative artist from Israel. Nira has the themes of single motherhood and women's life at the heart of her artistic practice and, in order to represent them, has elaborated a perspective of subjectivity. Her figurative bronze and clay sculptures, as well as her acrylic paintings, are noted for their depth of expression, emotion, and motion. Her paintings are inspired by bright enchanting colors. Her sculptures are cast in bronze or aluminum. The high quality of her art has earned her great respect among art appreciators.
Nira Mashal studied mathematics at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. She then studied toward a PhD in brain research at Bar Ilan University, Israel. Following her postdoc fellowship in the States, she started to work at the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University. Nira Mashal divides her time between being a professor in education and brain studies, psychotherapy (CBT) and being an artist. Among others, her research focuses on figurative language in clinical populations.