Ami Shinar, artist and architect, born and lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, graduated Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technion, practiced in Boston (1985 - 1990) and upon returning to Israel was nominated as Head Architect of the Ministry of Housing and Construction.
Since 1991, established with architect Amir Mann a leading architectural firm , Amir Mann - Ami Shinar Architects, responsible for many award winning projects - see: http://www.mann-shinar.com/
Ami has always practiced art, parallel to architecture, mostly painting and drawing. Among his art teachers were Itzhak Danziger, Yoav Barel, Rafi Lavie, Gad Ullman and Zvi Lachman. While in Boston Ami studied painting at the Museum of Fine Arts School.
Ami Shinar's paintings and drawings depict the ever changing urban fabric (see: Tel Aviv scapes) and its back yard (Suzuki series), industrial areas such as Haifa Port piers and cranes , sea-scapes and more.
In 2022 Ami Shinar and author Avraham Balaban publishe "Tel Aviv Sketches" book' with 150 painting and drawings of the city, its views and people.
Ami created also many portraits as well as town scapes drawn in different cities during the last 30 years, among which are Boston, Porto, Tokyo, Beijing, Delhi, Dublin, as well as many towns in Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Malta, and more.
See New for upcoming exhibition in Circolo del Design, Turin, Italy.