(b. 1988, Tel-Aviv), Aviv Benn lives and works in Chicago. Benn received her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018 and her BFA at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2013. Using expressive, immediate and comical painting language, Benn captures her feelings and reactions towards life in our current era an age of anxiety, fear and uncertainty. She paints a weighty topic in an apparently exaggerated and ironic way and with this juxtaposition, she creates a distance that enables viewers to reflect remotely on their own state of being. Benn has had solo exhibitions at Raw Art Gallery in Tel Aviv in 2017, and Art von Frei Gallery in Berlin in 2016. She has participated in various group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Berlin, Leipzig and Tel-Aviv. Benn has received the Rabinovich Foundation Grant in 2015.