Orly Dvir was born in Israel in 1987. She grew up in Holon. Her parents immigratedto Israel from Georgia by 1979.
Dvir had discovered painting at her early childhood. By the age of fifteen she started learning Japanese martial art Jujutsu. She started competing in tournaments and won a gold medal but decided to quit and focus on her former passion the art of painting. By the age of eighteen she graduated high school and went on to Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem.
She moved to Jerusalem for the next six years where she got her first degree and won Hermann Struck prize for print. Afterwards she took two years off, gathering inspiration and experiencing different methods. By the end of this period she came back to Bezalel to finish her second degree. Two years later she received her second degree along with special prize for excellence in art. By this time, she published her first solo exhibition at Sissman art gallery.
The Georgian culture takes part in her art, connecting past and present- colliding Judaistic tradition and naïve Georgian traditional folk art. She frequently Paint her family members and people who reflect the Georgian culture, mixed with the Israeli middle class life style.
Among her collectors you can name Yifaat Gurion, Haim Taieb and Or Family.
By December 11 2014 she is about to take her second solo exhibition.
2005 - 2009 B.F.A. Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
2011 - 2013 M.F.A. Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
2007 Recipient of Hermann Struck Print Award, during studies at Bezalel.
2013 Solo exhibition at the Ur family residence, Saviyon.
2013 “Two Young Artists” – double exhibition at Sissman Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Yossi sissman and Vera pilpol.
2014 Solo exhibition at Urban Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Sigal Kashkash.
Selected group exhibitions
2011 Exhibition at Fresh Paint 4, Tel Aviv. Participation in the young artists Greenhouse project, tel aviv. Curator: yifat gurion
2014 “Special Edition” – VIP group exhibition at Fresh Paint project, tel aviv. Curator: yifat gurion.
2014 Recipient of the Rabinovich Foundation grant.