Shay Arick is an Israeli visual artist based in Brooklyn. Arick is a recipient of Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Arts Award and the Eileen Cooper Award For Creativity, the America-Israel Award For Excellence in Sculpture and is a HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts Artist Grant recipient, among others. He received support through many residencies and fellowships, including The International Sculpture Center, MASS MoCA, Kadist Art Foundation, Wassaic Project, The Watermill Center Summer Residency, Ox-Bow, and New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. His work has been shown in venues such as Haifa Museum Of Art (Haifa),Y Gallery (New York), Watermill Center (New York), San Francisco International Arts Festival, Southern Exposure (San Francisco), SOMarts (San Francisco), Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley), Ground For Sculpture (New Jersey), ZiZspace (Tel Aviv), Binyamin Gallery (Tel Aviv), Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), OnSpace (Beijing), Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing) among others. Arick holds an MFA in Sculpture from The San Francisco Art Institute, where he was awarded the outstanding award for excellence. He studied at The School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC, while earning his BFA from Bezalel Academy, Israel, from which he graduated with honors.
Arick is a visual artist working in a variety of art mediums. His practice combines photography, sculpture, installation, performance, and video. He employs historical archives and art history as raw materials and inspiration. Using these materials, he creates multidisciplinary installations that try to expose unsettled societal constructs.