Aviv Benn’s Early Career and Style
Aviv has an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018) and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (2013). By repeating the same imagery over numerous canvases, she informs a narrative that stretches far beyond the boundaries of a singular painting. Weaving new relationships together, she constructs a vivid, interconnecting myth throughout her works.
Awards and Residencies
Aviv has exhibited her expressionistic works in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Europe. She has participated in artist residencies, including Affect in Berlin (2014), PILOTENKUECHE International Artist Residency, Spinnerei, Leipzig (2015), and the Vermont Studio Centre Artist Residency (2019). Aviv received the Rabinovich Foundation Grant in 2015 and 2019 and the Graduate Dean Professional Development Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 and 2018.