Shai Zurim was born in Israel, and earned his BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (1999), and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts MFA Studies in Fine Arts, New York, USA (2009). Zurim’s work encompasses myriad forms and is drawn from both his intellectual pursuits and spontaneous reactions to the nuances of everyday life. His work was the subject of a solo show at the Tel-Aviv Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2008. Zurim has won several prizes and awards, including International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award (2008), and Isracard and Tel-Aviv Museum of Art Prize for an Israeli Artist (2008). He was a finalist for the prestigious Gotesdiner Prize (2008), and has been in numerous group shows, including at the Vivian Horan Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY (2006), and at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum of Art, Berlin, Germany (2005). His most recent solo, "Made in China" was exhibited at the Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.