BioShirly is a lecturer at the Jewelry and Fashion Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (Since 2001). She holds a BFA (1999), and an MFA (2005) - from the Jewelry Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Her works have been exhibited internationally and included in the permanent collections of the Tel Aviv museum of Art, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and other private collections. She has been awarded several prizes including The prestigious Andy Prize for Contemporary Crafts (2012), the Ministry of Science, British Council BI Arts Grant for studies abroad (2002), and Culture and Sport Award for Design, Israel (2007).
Shirly presented a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2012), at Gallery Loupe for Contemporary Art Jewelry (2013), New York, and at the Munich jewelry week (2018). She gave artist talks at Brooklyn metal work, at Y92, New York, and at the Cass School of Art and Design in London.
StatementShirly Bar-Amotz uses a variety of materials to create narrative jewelry and objects. Her concepts are sometimes driven from the materials themselves and from various craft processes. She creates a fascinating dialogue between precious and non-precious materials with combinations such as plastic, porcelain, rubber, gold silver and enamel often found in one piece.
Cultural strata, the political context, and Israel's reality as seen through her eyes, are all reflected in her works.
Meeting 13 Nov 2022 - 13 Nov 2022 Color in Jewelry. A Seminar at the Israel Biennale of Contemporary Jewelry 2022.
Exhibition 19 Dec 2020 - 31 Mar 2021 The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Light Catchers.
Exhibition 27 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018 Gestures of Locality.
Exhibition 06 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018 Popping by Shirly Bar-Amotz and Einat Leader.
Book: New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas Estrada. Promopress: United Kingdom, 2016
Book: The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications: Cologne, 2009
Book: Block #06. 2008
Book: Bezalel 100. Centenary of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem: Jerusalem, 2006
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