*1973  born in Kiev (USSR)
1998 graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Since 1998 free­lance il­lus­tra­tor and art di­rec­tor

Currently living in Tel Aviv, working as the art director for “The Futurolical Congress”, an animated feature film directed by Ari Folman.

Awards

2004 The Israel Museum Award: Best Children’s Book Illustration for “Heart Shaped Leaf”

2008 The Israel Museum Award: Best Children’s Book Illustration for “A moonless night”

2008 The Israeli Film Academy Award: Best Art Direction for “Waltz with Bashir” (Polonsky created most of the drawings for the film and supervised its artistic aspects)

2008 Golden Globe Awards: Best Foreign Language Film for “Waltz with Bashir”

2008 National Society of Film Critics Awards, US: Best Film for “Waltz with Bashir”

2008 British Independent Film Awards: Best Foreign Independent Film for “Waltz with Bashir”

2008 Tokyo Filmex: Grand Prize for “Waltz with Bashir”

2009 Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film nomination for “Waltz with Bashir”

2009 Broadcast Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film for “Waltz with Bashir”

2009 César Awards: Best Foreign Film for “Waltz with Bashir”

2009 International Cinephile Society Awards: Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Animated Film, Best Documentary for “Waltz with Bashir”

2009 Cinema Eye Honors Award, New York, for Best Art Direction in “Waltz with Bashir”

Publications

2003 “Heart Shaped Leaf”, a picture book, Am Oved, Tel Aviv

2004 “Dead Herring”, Actus Independent Comics

2005 “The Rhymed Bible”, Am Oved, Tel Aviv

2006 “A Moonless Night”, Am Oved, Tel Aviv

2008 “How to Love”, Actus Independent Comics

2009 “Waltz with Bashir” a graphic novel, Metropolitan Books, New York, Casterman, Paris, and other publishing houses worldwide.

Exhibitions

2004 Israel Musem, Jerusalem: illustrations for children’s books

2008 Israel Musem, Jerusalem: illustrations for children’s books

2008 “The Rhymed Bible”, a traveling exhibition in Thailand

2008 Angouleme Festival: Illustrations for “Waltz with Bashir”

2009 Brown University, Providence RI, US: illustrations for children’s books

2009 Pilar Corrias Gallery, London: Illustrations for “Waltz with Bashir”

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