‘Depths of Heaven’


Ariel Lavian’s exhibition piece, a brooch,  is part of a series of objects meant to express the depths of his soul, his feelings in recent times, in a reality where optimism and joy were aggressively pushed out by fear and uncertainty. In this atmosphere, he felt a fiery passion to fathom the layers wherein life exists in utter opacity, where there is bloom without light, places where darkness rules, yet shape and colour still endure.

Artist Bio

Ariel Lavian was born in 1983 in Israel; he graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 2012 (B.F.A, Fashion and Jewelry Department), then he obtained a master’s degree in conceptual design in 2016 at Bezalel. He held the position of Lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, 2017-2022.

Lavian has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. His designs have been acquired internationally, both by private collectors as well as by selected museums, including the SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, United States, and the Design Museum, Holon, Israel. Since 2018, Lavian has been appointed Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) Ambassador for Israel. In 2019, Lavian received the Design Award from the Ministry of Culture, Israel. In 2020, Lavian won second place in Venice’s Design Week in the jewelry selection and the galleries award and was nominated for both the prestigious Friedrich-Becker Award and KOGEI award. In 2021, Lavian won the Milano jewelry week award at RJW. In 2022 Lavian founded the Biennale of Contemporary Jewelry, Israel.