Aviv Benn

(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.

  • I Have Nothing to Do with Explosions, 2018, Oil, textile mono-print and spray paint on canvas, 76x60 inch (193x152 cm)
  • Nightness, 2018, Oil, spray paint, pigment, rabbit skin glue and wax on canvas, 76x60 inch (190x152 cm)
  • No One You Want to Know and Everyone Else, 2018, Oil, spray paint, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas, 63x63 inch (160x160 cm)
  • Round Sound, 2018, Oil, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas, 63x63 inch (160x160 cm)
  • Split Ends, 2018, Oil, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas,30x40 inch (102x77 cm)
  • Shine Bright and Vomit Hair, 2018, Oil, wax, pigemnt and rabbut skin glue on canvas,30x40 inch (102x77 cm)
  • Inside Trail, 2018, Oil, wax, ink, spray paint, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas, 30x40 inch (102x77 cm)
  • Yellow Rubber Golves, 2018, Oil, wax, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas, 30x40 inch (102x77 cm)
  • House of Mirrors, 2018, Oil, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas, 20x18 inch (51x48 cm)
  • No Parts Left Alone, 2018, Oil, spray paint and textile monoprint on canvas, 76x60 inch (190x152 cm)
  • The Voices in Your Head Are Saying You Are Having a Good Hair Day, 2018, Oil, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas, 76x60 inch _ 193x152 cm
  • It's Like Looking in the Mirror, 2018, Oil and textile mono-print on canvas, 20x16 inch_ 50x40 cm
  • New Wisdom Old Thoughts, 2018, Oil, pigment, rabbit skin glue and wax on canvas, 20x16 inch (50x40 cm)
  • You Make Me Wanna, 2018, Oil, pigment, rabbut skin glue, and wax on canvas, 20x17 inch (51x43 cm)
  • The First Day of Spring, 2018, Oil, wax, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas, 48x36 inch (120x90 cm)
  • Scratch My Back, 2018, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 40x30 inch_ 102x76 cm
  • Claw Machine, 2018, Oil, pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas, 76x60 inch (193x152 cm)
  • Cerberus, 2018, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 48x36 inch_ 122x91 cm