Shirly Bar-Amotz

Published: 30.12.2022
Shirly Bar-Amotz Shirly Bar-Amotz
40230 -  Kibbutz Maabarot


Shirly 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.


Shirly 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.

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Exhibition  29 Mar 2024 - 29 Jun 2024  Mine, From Home.
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.

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Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas EstradaPromopress:  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