About Shai Azoulay
Born in Israel in 1971, Azoulay lives and works in Jerusalem. He received both his BFA and MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem. In 2011 Azoulay had his first major museum show at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. Azoulay works has been exhibited solo shows in New York, London, Tokyo, Vienna, Chicago and Cleveland and Beijing. In 2018 azoulay had major solo show in Herzliya museum of contemporary art. Azoulay was awarded the “morasha” from the Tel Aviv Museum art, Mozes Prize from the Jerusalem Artist house and also, Award for extra ordinary artistic achievement, The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel-Aviv, The Ministry of Education Grant for Artist Teacher Projects , Artis Grant, New York, The Minister of Education Prize Azoulay is also the recipient of the prestigious Landau Prize for 2020.
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.
Photograph: C.Y Frankel