Boris tselnicker


In the same year he participated in the Republican art exhibition in Kishinev for the first time. Between the years 1981 and 1989 Boris participated in 15 regional, national and international exhibitions held in Kishinev, Odessa and Moscow.


Many bone miniatures were purchased by the Moldavian Museum of History of Religions (now Moldavian History Museum), the Ministry of Culture of the Soviet Union, private galleries such as "Mars" (Moscow), as well as by various private collectors.


Tselnicker also created jewelries made ​​of bone and stone for Art Salon. In 1983-1987 he studied History of Arts at Ural Ekaterinburg University. His diploma work was devoted to the peculiarities of the Moldavian roadside and tombstone crucifix folk sculpture.


In 1990 Tselnicker moved with his family to Israel, where he joined the Union of Israeli Artists.  He participated in many group and solo art exhibitions in Israel, UK, USA and Russia.


In 1992, Tselnicker was awarded a diploma for first place at the Montana Miniature Art Exhibition in the United States for the composition of the tubular bones "Rolling Through Life''.


In Israel, the artist has created hundreds of works in many materials, such as silver, bronze and various valuable woods, Japanese paper, and iron. Apart from miniatures, he performs easel sculptures in wood and iron for interior and exterior wall decorations.


His numerous multi-figure compositions in bronze, silver, bone and other works of art are all share similar features which characterize the Judaic style in art.

At the beginning of the 90's Tselnicker took on graphics, and created book illustrations for two poetic collections.


In 1993, he studied at the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts for designers in Jerusalem.


Since 2005 Tselnicker has been making unique dolls , organically combining various materials such as wood, silver, bronze, copper, leather, iron, bone, etc.

In 2011, the artist accepted an offer from the Russian Ethnographic Museum from St. Petersburg to hold a personal exhibition of his works in silver, bronze and jewelry from old coins in one of the halls of the museum, which was titled:  "Passover evening meal in St. Petersburg".



Boris Tselniker, married to Natalia and father of two sons, 
Max and Daniel. Boris was born in 1952 in Kishinev (Moldova) in afamily of doctors.


After  graduating  from  high  school,  he  studied  at  the Faculty of Hydraulic  Power  at  the  Kishinev  Agricultural Institute, where he received a diploma of a hydraulic engineer.

Later he joined the army where he served in the artillery troops.


After his release from the army, Tselnicker  studied tophograpy and worked in the  field.  He took part in numerous geological  and geophysical expeditions   in  Moldova and in the  

Far East, Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Kuril Islands, Primorsky and Khabarovsky Region, etc.


Boris  created  his  first  sculptures  in  1981  in ceramics from different bones brought from the Far East such as the tooth of a sperm whale, walrus and mammoth ivory, deer horn and ornamental stone.