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Ilana Raviv is an American-Israeli artist. Her art has been defined as "Synthetic Realism."
Synthetic Realism" is a handy label that expresses the nature of an art
that is not abstract or concrete nor surreal but is involved in the use of
sometimes extreme metaphor used in the poetic sense as being as specific as
a new creation in itself with reference to the deep experience of the real.
Thus, in artistic terms to make a synthesis an exchange of the real to metaphor
to synthesis of a whole."
Knox Martin, Professor of Art, formerly at Yale University Art Department.
Raviv works with oil & acrylic, drawings, etchings, cast paper, tapestries, murals, and clay sculptures. She is currently painting at her Neve Tzedeck studio in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
From 1980-84 Raviv studied at the Art Students League in New York City. She has exhibited in galleries and museums in the USA, Europe, Thailand, and Israel. One of her paintings is in the permanent exhibit of The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. She has exhibited with such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Francoise Gilot, Knox Martin, and Chuck Close. She has participated in exhibits at New Assioma, Prato, Italy; The National Arts Club, New York City; Bronx Museum of Art, New York; Wilfrid Israel Museum; Garrett Stephens Gallery; Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC; and Arras Gallery, NY.
Regina Stewart, Executive Director