Born in 1964 in Tel Aviv. In his early twenties he spent two years at the Avni Institute of Painting and Sculpture in Tel Aviv and then moved to New York. After having spent a year at the Parsons School of Design he then goes on to complete his undergraduate studies, and then graduate, at Brooklyn College under the guidance of Lennart Anderson.
Reshef has received several awards: in 1992, 1994 and 1995 he received the Edward Shaw Memorial Award for Painting, CUNY; in 1996 he received the Julius Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design Museum, New York.
He lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Reshef's naturalist, meticulous description of everyday household objects, such as soap bars, rubber gloves, vegetables etc. charges them with a meaning beyond themselves and tells their story – a melancholic tale of disintegration and decay. Reshef is known for his contemporary translation of traditional Spanish (Velasquez, Sanchez Cotan) and Dutch (Vermeer) painting methods by intensifying the textural complexity, the tendency towards morbidity and the intensive digging into the medium.
Eran Reshef's works have been exhibited in Golconda Fine Art in 1999 and in 2003.