oil on paper mounted on panel
7 x 5 inches
This work is about the experience of yourself when no one is watching.
Ophir Agassi was born in Haifa, Israel and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After undergoing a Yeshivah education, he earned a B.A. at Yale University and an MFA at the New York Studio School. Agassi has exhibited at The Painting Center, Bowery Gallery and First Street Gallery in New York City; Parker’s Box, Sideshow and Storefront Ten Eyck in Brooklyn; La Vigie-Art Contemporain in Nîmes, France and Ráday Könyvesház in Budapest, Hungary. Agassi has been an artist-in-residence in New York City at Chashama, Triangle Artists’ Workshop and Cross Path Culture. He has been an artist-in-residence nationally at the Vermont Studio Center, the UCross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center, I-Park and I-M-A-R and internationally at the Royal Drawing School’s Dumfries House Estate in East Ayrshire, United Kingdom. Agassi’s work has been reviewed in The Hudson Review, American Artist magazine and Concept magazine and was included in American Artist’s survey of “12 Artists to Watch in 2012”. Agassi has lived and worked in Brooklyn since 2000.