Rae Stern is an Israeli-American artist, researcher, and designer residing in New York City. Stern holds a master’s degree in Design from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, as well as a dual undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communications from the Tel Aviv University.
Over a decade of experience working in the high-tech industry has influenced Stern’s art and fueled her interest in the social and cultural effects of technology. As a new-media artist, Stern incorporates digital tools in the manipulation of multiple mediums - including ceramics, photography, paper, and textiles. Between 2009-2018, Stern collaborated with Aya Margulis under the name Doda Design and created several bodies of work. Stern’s interest in the ceramic medium has led her to pursue clay-centric training opportunities and residencies at Penland School of Crafts, NC, Greenwich House Pottery, NY and Anderson Ranch, CO, among others. Most recently, Stern spent a year as a full time Visiting Artist at the Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, MO.
Stern’s work has been exhibited internationally. Notable shows include the Six Ceramic Biennial at the Eretz Israel Museum, Ceramic Top 40 at both Belger Arts and Harvard University, and Dish at Medalta Museum. Her work is included in the Eretz Israel Museum collection, as well as in private collections in Israel and the USA. In 2011, a research fellowship from UNESCO enabled Stern to spend several months at the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. She has also received support in the form of grants from Asylum Arts, the Schusterman Foundation, and Belger Arts. As adjunct professor at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Stern taught design research and led a research team focused on digitization of art, design and architecture.