Yossi Lemel was born in Jerusalem, Israel.
He is a political poster artist, creative director, a lecturer and a teacher, graduated and taught at the “Bezalel” Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Currently teaches at Holon Institute of Technology.
A jury member in Biennials of Moscow, Paris, Venice, Milan, Chicago, Mexico City, La Paz, Bolivia and invited guest lecturer in Universities and colleges in the USA: Raleigh, Boston, Minneapolis, El Paso ,Seattle, San Jose (California), Morgantown (West Virginia), Corvallis (Oregon), Milan, Istanbul, Athens, Stockholm, Vienna, Prague, Sao Paulo and more. Had numerous of social and political workshops in universities around the USA, Mexico, Turkey, Sweden, Italy and Israel.
Lemel had 18 solo Poster exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg, Denver, New Orleans, Istanbul, Casale Monferrato, Poznan, Stockholm and Jerusalem.
More than 70 Awards include the Grand Prix at the 1st Korean poster Biennale, the Gold medal at Promax Canada, a Gold Medal at the Mexico Biennale, the Golden Bee Award, Moscow, silver medal at the Brno Poster Biennale, the Czech republic, 3 silver medals in Mons, Poster Triennale, Belgium and others.
His works are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Musee de la Publicite, the Palais du Louvre, Paris, the Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg and the National Museum In Poznan, Poland.