Tamir Shefer was born in San Francisco, California in l963.
In 1970 he immigrated with his family to Israel.
After completing his army service he attended the Bezalel –Israel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, and in l989 he received the degree, Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design from Bezalel.
From a very young age Tamir was engaged by local newspapers and magazines where his art work - caricatures and illustrations, could be found weekly.
From l992 to l997 he operated a very successful art studio in California, USA. During this period he served as Art Director, developed and designed a multitude of interactive products for different commercialised platforms. At the same time he published illustrations in several National newspapers such as the "Village Voice" in New York, the "San Diego Union Tribune" and "San Francisco Bay Guardian."
In l998 he established he’s Studio for Art and Design in Jaffa, Tel-Aviv. The studio caters to a variety of clients. It deals with the development, design, illustration and interactive printed products for a sundry of platforms. This is in addition to specialised art projects, among them are stage design for the theatre, game design, book illustration and Fine Art exhibitions.
Tamir’s art tries to provoke the spectator by raising questions. He does that by integrating familiar icons taken from our daily life with common intimate human rituals and creating a dynamic uniq personal story.
“I believes that society today is overcrowded and such my art work” dense, colourful and full of symbolism and images.
The symbols that often appear in his work are very familiar: icons that deliver to the viewer's eye critical messages concerning our society. He uses these images and symbols in a repetitive manner that takes on the aura of meditative rituals.
Tamir's art work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions. He’s art has been exhibited in various galleries and museums around the world.
In 2002 he joined the Faculty of Design at the Holon Institute of Technology.
Tamir divides his time between painting in his studio in Jaffa and as a professor in the Department of Visual Communication and Design at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), in Israel.