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.

Education

1997-2000 Visual arts, Technion, Tel Aviv 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013         David Gerstein Gallery, Tel Aviv 

2009         Giudecca 795, Venice, Italy

2005         Amelia Arbela Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

Group Exhibitions

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

 

Award

2009         Arte Laguna, 3rd place, painting for "Oops"