Ariel Tidhar was born and raised in Chicago in an American-Israeli family. Tidhar graduated in May 2016 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Fashion Design. During her time at Pratt, Ariel fell in love with textile, embellishment, and color. Her work has evolved to combine a sprinkle of Jewish humor as well as nostalgic references that honor her Israeli roots. She uses hand-craft as a way to lessen the divide between art and fashion. Her namesake line now includes modern Judaica pieces, home décor, and accessories all made by Ariel herself in Brooklyn, NY.