Nir Arieli was born in 1986 in Tel Aviv and launched his career as a military photographer for the Israeli magazine Bamachane, before receiving a scholarship to pursue a BFA at New York’s School of Visual Arts; he graduated with honors (2012). Nir is represented by Daniel Cooney Fine art gallery in NYC, where he had his two solo shows ‘Inframen’ (2014) and ‘Flocks’ (2016). Selected group shows include the Museum of Greek Folk Art (Athens), The Red House gallery (Tel Aviv) and Klompching gallery (Brooklyn). Nir’s work appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily Telegraph and Haaretz and he was a guest speaker at the International Center of Photography, the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology’s photography programs. Nir’s photographic passion is within the portraiture and dance fields. He is an admirer of gentleness, beauty that embodies a sense of conflict and physical intelligence.