Raffi Lavie was born in Tel Aviv, in 1937. He passed away in 2007.
Raffi began teaching at the Midrasha Art Academy in 1966.
In 2002, a retrospective exhibit of his work was held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
In 2005, he had a solo exhibition at Givon Gallery in Tel Aviv.
Raffi Lavie represented Israel in the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.
1959-60 Studied at The Art Teachers School, Tel Aviv and was one of the founders and organizers of “10+” group in The Sixties.
1971-72 Organized a series of exhibitions at the Artists House; Active In organizing exhibitions of his former students.
1978 Dizengoff Prize
1967- 2000 Teacher at the State Art Teachers Training College, Ramat Hasharon.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 The Israel Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale
2003 New Paintings, New Video, Givon Art Gallery Tel Aviv (With Moshe Gershuni “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”)
Retrospective: Works From 1950-2003 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Curator: Sarit Shapira (Book)
2001 New Paintings And “Shulchan Aroch”, Givon Art Gallery Tel Aviv
2000 New Paintings And Mini Retrospective, Givon Art Gallery Tel Aviv
1993 The Early Paintings 1957-1961 The Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, Curator: David Ginton (Catalogue)
1991 “Heads And Jars” Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv And Gallery Asperger, Germany (Catalogue)
1988 The Museum Of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (Catalogue)
1987 Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1980 Tel Aviv Museum, Curator: Sara Breitberg (Catalogue)
Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem, Noemi Givon Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
1974-83 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1973 Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Curator: Yona Fisher (Catalogue)
1961 Katz Gallery
1960 Rina Gallery, Jerusalem
Rafii Lavie had more than 80 solo exhibitions in Israel and around the world
Selected Group Exhibitions
1987-04 Various Shows, Givon Art Gallery Tel Aviv
1992 “Positions Israel”, Collection Dr.R. Hocherl/W. Asperger, Kunstlerhaus Betanian Berlin, Germany (Catalogue)
1989 “Beyond Drawing”, Givon Art Gallery Tel Aviv
1988 “Kunst Aus Israel”, From The Collection Charles Mayorkas, Kunsthaus Zug (Catalogue)
1980-86 Various Shows, Noemi Givon Contemporary Art
1986 “The Want Of The Matter- A Quality In Israeli Art”, The Tel Aviv Museum (Catalogue)
1985 “Milestones In Israeli Art” Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1984 “Two Years- Qualities Accumulated”, Tel Aviv Museum, Helena Rubinstein Pavillion (Catalogue)
1974-1983 Various Shows, Gordon Gallery Tel Aviv
1969 Biennale Of Young Artists, Paris
1965-70 Participated In Exhibitions Of “10+” Group, Gordon Gallery Tel Aviv; The Tel Aviv Museum Autumn Salons, Helena Rubinstein Pavillion
“Trends In Israeli Art”, Inaugural Exhibition Of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1964 “Tazpit”, Tel Aviv Museum, Helena Rubinstein Pavillion
“Art Israel”, The Museum Of Modern Art New York
1963 “New Horizons”, Museum Ein-Harod
“Form Today”, Bezalel Museum, Jerusalem