Ori Ornstein was born in 1975. He grew up in Safed, Israel, and at the age of 13 moved with his family to Chicago, Illinois. In 1998, Ori received his BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute. He spent some time in New York City studying at The Art Student League. He moved back to Israel in 2002 to study with Israel Hershberg at the Jerusalem Studio School. Ori is currently living and working in Seattle, Washington.

2003-04 Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel
2003 International School of Art, Umbria, Italy
2002 Arts Students League, NY, NY
1994-98 Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO (BFA)

2007 Solo Exhibition “Symbiotic”, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Group Exhibition, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Philip Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
Jerusalem Studio School Exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel
2003 Philip Ratner Permanent Collection Exhibition, Bethesda, MD
2001 Group Exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel
1997-98 Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Gallery, KC, MO
Equinox Painting Exhibition, KC, MO
Scholarship Exhibition, KC, MO
BFA Exhibition, KC, MO
1997 Eclectic Evenings, Hyatt Regency, chicago, IL
1994 Permanent Collection, Stevenson High School, Chicago, IL

1997-98 Daniel McMorris Scholarship
1994-98 Kansas City Art Institute Scholarship
1994 P. Buckley Moss Art Scholarship

Articles and Reviews:
2007 Guay, Abigail. Bumpy Road. The Stranger. Feb. 22, 2007
2006 Vroom, steven. The kids are alright: Playing in the basement at Crawl Space. Capital Hill Times. Oct.25,2006