Ophir Agassi was born in Haifa, Israel and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After receiving a yeshivah education, he earned a B.A. at Yale University and an MFA at the New York Studio School. Agassi has exhibited at The Painting Center, Bowery Gallery and First Street Gallery in New York City; Parker’s Box, Sideshow, Storefront Ten Eyck and David & Schweitzer in Brooklyn; La Vigie-Art Contemporain in Nîmes, France and HMC in Budapest, Hungary. He has been an artist-in-residence in New York City at Chashama, Triangle Artists’ Workshop and Cross Path Culture; nationally at the Vermont Studio Center, UCross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center, I-Park and I-M-A-R; and internationally at the Royal Drawing School’s Dumfries House Estate in East Ayrshire, United Kingdom. Agassi's work has been reviewed in The Hudson Review and in American Artist and Concept magazines. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Bethlehem, PA.