Yossi Zur

Born on a Kibbutz in Israel in 1963. He began painting at age of thirteen, and attended the "Avni Institute of Fine Arts" in Tel-Aviv, Israel from 1982 until 1984 when he left to fulfill his mandatory military service requirement in the Israeli armed forces.  He moved to New York in 1995 at which point his aesthetic focus shifted to photography.  His work was featured in Altered States, a group show curated by the artist Jon-Paul Villegas at 138 Ludlow Street Apartment (June 2009), It's Not From Here, a solo exhibition at the Shala Yoga House (September 2010), baker does zen, a solo exhibition at Christopher Henry Gallery (May 2010).  He lives and works in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.