Artist bio: Ayala Naphtali co-founder of Adornaxis curatorial.
She began making jewelry as an early teen in NYC. Ayala received her BFA in Gold and Silversmithing at SUNY New Paltz. Ayala was awarded as an Honoree in 2021 & 2022 by NYCxDesign. Ayala’s work has been exhibited privately and in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewett and Kunsindustriumuseum in Norway, and the White House Ornament Collection. Ayala has exhibited in major national craft shows such as the American Craft Council Exposition on Baltimore, SOFA, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and numerous others annually. Selected publications include the American Craft Magazine, Elle, The Fashions of the Times, The New York Times, Mademoiselle, Women’s Wear Daily, Glamour, New Woman Magazine, and the New York Post. Ayala has been a juror for the American Craft Council Shows.
Ayala was an instructor at the 92Y in NYC from 1987-1998
Ayala collaborated with Dafna Naphtali on a sound installation, Governors Island Art.