Boris Shpeizman Boris Shpeizman was born and raised in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia. Aged 17, he was admitted to study medicine in the Department dentistry. During his studies he became a member of the ‘Movement for Human Rights and Democracy “in the USSR. As a result, under threat of arrest he took the first opportunity to emigrate to Israel. After a few “quiet” years in which he worked as a dentist, he began to paint and to deal with the sculpture. In 2005 Boris Shpeizman ended Bazalel Academy of Arts – Department of Glass and Ceramics in Israel. Subsequently, he closed his dental practice to focus all his energies to the art of blown glass. During his relatively short career as a Glass Artist he has been honored with prestigious international scholarships and awards. His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Israel, U.S.A. and Britain. Boris currently teaches at the Academy of Arts Bazalel and in his private studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS 2011 “Israel Glass”, group exhibition, Eretz Israel museum, Tel Aviv, Israel 2011 Glass Weekend, Wheaton Arts, NJ; with Litvak Gallery 2011 Mediterranean Design Awards, Disseny Hub Barcelona, Spain; 3rd place 2010 Group exhibition Liberty museum, Philadelphia, USA 2010 GAS Conference, Verre Couture Show, Espace VERRE, Montreal, Canada 2010 “Media facts” Azrieli Trade Center, Tel Aviv 2010 Group Show, Invitational, Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv 2010 SOFA Chicago, with Litvak Gallery 2010 Berliner Liste 2010, Contemporary Art Fare, Berlin, Germany 2010 Gallery at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, USA 2010 Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, TN, USA 2009 International Glass Prize de Strasbourg, European Studio Glass Association (ESGA), Strasbourg, France, Juried Exhibition 2009 Group Show, Energy Gallery in Toronto, Canada, Juried Exhibition 2009 “The Lingerie – Glass Fashion Show”, Corning Museum of Glass, NY, USA, Invitational; 2009 UAMO 2009 Festival, group show, Munich, Germany 2008 “Falling Love”, personal show, Miryam Yaniv Gallery 2007 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, USA 2007 “Curator’s Choice”, Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts, NJ, USA 2006 Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC, USA; Juried Exhibition 2006 SOFA NY, ‘Bezalel Group’ by Marvin Lipofsky, Gaffer 2006 “Wearing Glass”, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK; Juried Exhibition 2006 “First Glass”, Gallery “Oriel Ty Gorsaf “, Llangefni, Ynys Mon, Wales, UK 2006 Gallery of Fine Craft, Wheaton Village, NJ, US; Personal Invitation 2005 “Handcrafted”, The Arts Centre, Rocky Mount City, NC, USA; Juried Exhibition, Juror: Reed McMillan 2005 “12×12”, Middle Tennessee State University Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN, USA; Juried Exhibition, Juror: Mark Scala 2005 “Wearing Glass”, The Oxo Tower Gallery, London, UK; Juried Exhibition 2004 Solo Exhibition, Yaniv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 2004 “Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition”; Juried Exhibition, Juror: Sandra Blain, ARTSpace, Raleigh, NC, USA Selected Awards 2011 Mediterranean Design Awards, Disseny Hub Barcelona, Spain; 3rd place 2006 The CGCA Fellowship Program, The CreativeGlassCenter of America, Wheaton Village, NJ, USA 2004 The CorningMuseum of Glass, “New Glass Review (Neues Glass) No. 25” 2004     2nd Juror’s Prize, “Thinking in Glass”, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Beth Lipman,  Concord Art Association, MA, USA