Yizhak Elyashiv’s internationally recognized prints range from his large-scale map series Handful of Grains Map to more intimately sized works. In his map series, Elyashiv utilizes up to sixty plates. He uses an intricate webbing of map-like marks to connect the discrete plates. Over painted marks interject color or graphic impact on the etched monoprints. Elyashiv creates his smaller works through embossing and fine drypoint lines, creating loosely evocative natural forms.
The artist, born in Israel, now works and teaches in Providence, Rhode Island. He received a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 1990 and came to the United States to receive his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. His prints were exhibited by the Israel Museum, the British Museum, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, among others. He has done collaborative projects with numerous well-known printmaking studios, in an effort to realize his ambitious, large-scale works.