Benny Katz was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 1973. His family emigrated to Israel in 1978.
Originally trained as a graphic designer, Benny’s work has transitioned over the years from message-driven pieces to conceptual art that explores the immigrant experience to his newest artwork, which embraces a minimalist, abstract exploration of form, volume, and color. The series, which Benny began in 2015, marks a departure from the themes of alienation that characterized much of his earlier work and focuses on harmony, balance, and the interplay of different sections of each piece, along with a sense of whimsy.
1997-2000 Visual arts, Technion, Tel Aviv
2013 David Gerstein Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 Giudecca 795, Venice, Italy
2005 Amelia Arbela Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Florida
2009 Viridian Artists, New York. Curator: Elisabeth Sussman
of the Whitney Museum
2009 Bienal de Cerveira (Foundation Art Biennial of Cerveira, Portugal)
2009 International Art Fair in Rome, Italy (represented by Giudecca 795)
2008 Art Prize Arte Laguna, Italy
2008 Soho20 Gallery, Chelsea, New York
2006 Group exhibition sponsored by Bank HaPoalim,Tel Aviv
2009 Arte Laguna, 3rd place, painting for "Oops"