At age 14, Hershberg began joining the Jerusalem Studio School summer programs in Italy, and by the age of 18, he joined the full-time Jerusalem Studio School Master Class program. After completing his studies, he moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he lived and worked for 3 years.
In 2014, Hershberg went on to attain his MFA from the University of New Hampshire on full scholarship. Lacking
identification with the prospect of professorship in academia, Yedidya resolved to return to Israel and reestablish the Jerusalem Studio School, believing it to be singular in its kind and vital to the growth of figurative painting not only in Israel but around the world.
Yedidya presently resides in Jerusalem, Israel. He is the Director of the Jerusalem Studio School and an Assistant Master Class Instructor at JSS In Civita Summer Art School & Residency in Italy. He is currently represented by Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv.
2019 At The Still Point, There The Dance Is, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv
2017 More Image Than A Shade, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv
2019 Keeping at Distance, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva
2017 Clare Henry’s Critic’s Choice, Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Museum of Art - UNH, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2016 Art at Kings Oaks, Newtown, PA
2009 The Unbelievable is Right Here, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv
GRANTS & AWARDS:
2019 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2016 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2015 John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund
2016 MFA, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2010 Full-Time Master Class Program, Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem