Currently an MFA student in the Glass Department, RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, Ariel graduated from the Ceramics and Glass Department , the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, in 2020. He completed an internship at the Kayla Talmy's Ceramic Studio in Yuvalim in Winter 2016 and Summer 2017; studied at the - KADK- Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Bornholm, Denmark as part of a student exchange program in Fall 2018, and completed a summer internship at the Glass Factory and at the Orrefors Park in Sweden in 2019.
Specialising in glass blowing, his thesis project “In Dialogue” consists of 15 large scale, organic bio-morphic objects. The glass surfaces, of various shades and transparency, banded by interlacing , stimulate emotional associations and metaphorical meanings. He was invited to exhibit “In Dialogue” as a solo exhibition at the Mizgaga Glazier Museum, Nahsholim, for six months in 2020/21.
Other exhibitions include: ‘Interlacing' (together with Maria Dovganuk) at Bezalel Academy in 2019 and the group exhibitions: ‘Cabin of Curiosities’ , B.Y.5 Gallery, Tel Aviv in 2020; The International Biennale of Glass (IBG), Sofia, Bulgaria, 2021; Glass triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, 2021; “Two”. Jerusalem House of Quality Gallery, Jerusalem, 2022.
Born in 1994, Ariel grew up in the community village of Yuvalim, in the Galilee, Israel.
He has always been interested in craft and the arts, and has been engaged in music, cooking and sugar blowing.
In his youth he was a member of a local non-political youth movement and served as a youth guide. He continues his volunteering as an amateur bartender in a community bar.