Leroy Neiman Center - 37 S. Wabash Ave
Born in Israel in 1971, Shai Azoulay lives and works in Jerusalem. He received both his BFA and MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem. Azoulay's work has been exhibited in New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Rome. In 2011 Azoulay had his first major museum show at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art.
Azoulay is the recipient of the "Morasha" award from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The "Mozes" Prize from the Jerusalem Artist House, "Award for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement" from The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and "The Ministry of Education Grant for Artist Teacher Projects".
"In my paintings I am interested in creating a narrative abundant with figures and scenes which radiate human warmth, compassion and slight irony. My work outstandingly ranges between drawing to painting, between the fluent to the inarticulate, the sophisticated to the naïve and between the omnipotent to the limited." - Shai Azoulay.