Born and lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, Ami Shinar graduated Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (1976). Practiced in Boston (1905 – 1990) and upon returning to Israel was nominated as Head Architect of Ministry of Housing and Construction.
Since 1991, together with his partner Amir Mann, established one of the leading architectural firms in the country, responsible for award winning projects such as Eilat-Ramon Airport, National Library of Israel, Haifa Waterfront Plan, Z design Building and many more.
While doing architecture, Ami has been painting and drawing. Among his teachers are Itzhak Danziger and Yoav Barel, Rafi Lavie, Gas Ullman and Zvi Lachman. While in Boston Ami studied painting at the Museum of Fine Arts School.
Maximum Allowable Load, Zezeze Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2014, Curator: Bosmat Hareuveni
Troubled Spaces, Montefiore Auction House Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2016, Curator Ahuva Israel
Architect Paintings, Lighthouse Gallery, Jaffa, 2001, Curator: Ruth Jacobson
Architects Paint Bahaus, Bahaus Center, Tel Aviv, 2004, Curator: Shmuel Yavin
Art in Tel Aviv, open-air exhibition in Rothchild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, 2009
Sketchbooks, Zezeze Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2013, Curator Eli Nawi
The White Street, Installation, Soho Design Center, Tel Aviv, 2014, Curator Giora Orian