Born in New York, Ilana Halperin (b. 1973) is a Glasgow-based artist. She trained as a stone carver before her growing fascination and interest in geology drew her to Scotland: geology’s birthplace. Her work spans a range of media, including performance, creative writing, printmaking, sculpture and film.
Halperin has exhibited extensively, with many solo and group shows across the globe, including; Learning to Read Rocks, An Tobar, Mull, Steine and Hand Held Lava, Berlin Medical History Museum / Schering Foundation, Berlin, Physical Geology, Artists Space, New York, Nomadic Landmass, doggerfisher, Edinburgh. Halperin was Artist Fellow, National Museums Scotland, from 2012–13 and Artist-Curator of Geology at Shrewsbury Museum, 2011–14.