Born in Jerusalem, Yizhak Elyashiv received a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 1990 before coming to RISD and earning an MFA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing in 1992. He began teaching art at Rhode Island College in 1995 and has been a member of RISD’s faculty since 2001. His prints and drawings have been exhibited and collected by the Israel Museum, British Museum, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, RISD Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Cleveland Museum of Art, among others.
Elyashiv has earned numerous grants and fellowships, including a MacColl Johnson Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation in 2007, a Howard Foundation fellowship for visual arts (Brown University) in 2007 and a drawing and printmaking fellowship from the RI State Council on the Arts in 2011. He shows his work at Gallery NAGA in Boston, Reeves Contemporary in NYC, the Spheris Gallery in Hanover, NH and the Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston. His prints have been published by the Tamarind Institute, Island Press, Washington University at St. Louis and Wildwood Press.