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In a small period of time, Avi
Biran has established a quality workshop noted for its unique
designs of contemporary Jewish ritual articles. His Creations are completely
integrated both into the works of Jewish Halachah and Hiddur Mitzva (meticulous
performance of a commandment "in all its glory"). Avi
Biran's items are flawlessly finished. His designs comply with
all the principles of harmony, proportion and placement. Lines, shapes and colors
fit or blend with each other in a way that only an artist can render. Extremely
prolific, his works cover practically the whole gamut of Jewish ritual and custom.
And much of it is ... humorous. "As far as I know, nowhere is it written
that you are forbidden to add humor to ritual items", he emphasizes. "I
do not mock. I offer joy."
Avi Biran was born in Israel in 1964. He enrolled and studied in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
Avi graduated with honors from the Department of Gold and Silversmithing in 1990. His academic excellence was exemplified by winning the Bezalel Prize for Outstanding Achievements and the prestigious Lucman Prize for Judaica.
Avi Biran's works and creations have received local and international acclaim both by fellow artists and critics. They are exhibited in Israel and all over the world in prestigious galleries, museums and private collections. In addition to artistic exposure in museums and galleries, Avi's works and creations appear in several professional publications and won prizes and honors in several competitions.
Avi Biran was awarded by the Israel Museum with the prestigious Jesselson Prize for Design of Contemporary Judaica.