Writer, Artist, Designer
Yossi Waxman was born in Jaffa and raised in Jerusalem. He studied philosophy and history of art at the Hebrew University and graduated summa cum laude from the Visual Communication & Video Art Departments of the Bezalel Academy. Presently, he resides in the Ein Hod artists' village where he is a member of the Artistic Village Art Jury and his works are on permanent display at the Central Gallery.
Waxman's nine novels (including Darling Alexandria, Esther of The Cigarettes, The Thespian, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye I Die a Little and Let There Be a Story) and two children's books were published by leading Israeli publishing houses such as Keter, Yedioth, Xargol-Modan, and Kinneret. His sixth novel, Liebchen, won the ACUM (Israeli Artists' Association) Award for incognito-submitted works, and a grant from the Israel Film Fund to convert the book into a movie script. His most recent literary work, The History of Art, tells the story of the great fire of 2010 that struck Mt. Carmel and Ein Hod, and was published by Xargol-Modan in 2015.
As a starting artist and designer, Waxman's works featured in Israel Museum's Bezalel Centennial Group Exhibition, at the Memad Gallery, and in alternative spaces. After a lengthy hiatus, during which he devoted himself to writing, Waxman moved to Ein Hod, started painting again, and his works have since been regularly on display in the main village gallery. He had three solo exhibitions - one named The Animal at the Red House Gallery in Tel Aviv in 2010 and two at the Ein Hod Gallery in 2013 and 2014.
Waxman also owns a design studio named Shapira-Waxman,
where he produces international award-winning works such as pavilions for companies such as Teva, Na'an, ECI Telecom, and Elbit; package designs for Dr. Fischer and others; record covers for Israeli musicians (Yehuda Poliker, Harela Berr, Shem-Tov Levi, Talma Alyagon and more); and designed book such as the Collection of Rachel's Poems (published by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan) that won the Israeli Graphic Designers' Association Award, and The Complete Zigmund Freud collection.
Writer , Artist and Designer