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 Ráday Könyvesház 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, the 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.