This program is FREE and open to the community.
Shony Rivnay (b. 1952) is an interdisciplinary Israeli-American artist based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He works in various media including painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance.
Rivnay has exhibited solo shows in numerous locations around the globe including Bosi Contemporary (NYC), TEMP Art Space (NYC), Artists House Tel Aviv (IS), Hamburger Bahnhof Museum Campus (Berlin), SPRING/BREAK Art Fair (NYC), Nulobaz Cooperative Art Space (IS), and Tavi Dresdner Gallery (IS). Rivnay has participated in group shows in venues such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (TLV), Youkobo Art Space (Tokyo), CICA Museum (South Korea), Shay Arye Gallery (IS), Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space (IS), Beit Hatfutsot (IS), The Negev Museum of Art (IS), and Ein Hod Museum of Art (IS), among others. Rivnay has participated at the prestigious I-Park Residency (USA, 2016), and HomeBase Residency (Germany, 2012).
Recent solo shows include “How Things Work” at Nulobaz Cooperative Art Space, Tel Aviv (2018), curated by Nogah Davidson; “Unfolding” at The Yard — Columbus Circle, NYC (2019), curated by Sarah Crown; “Nature of Wonder” at ZAZ10TS, Times Square, NYC (2019), Curated by Tzili Charney; “Wave Theory” at Beit Haomanim, Tel Aviv (2019), curated by Arie Berkowiz. This exhibit, “Unfolding Nature: Dancing Through Waves” was originally presented at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Ohio (2019/2021).
Rivnay’s works are in private and public collections worldwide. He holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
Unfolding Nature: Dancing through Waves was curated by Erica Hartman-Horvitz.
Rivnay will speak at a reception celebrating the exhibit at 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 13 in the Leon Family Gallery, located on the second floor of the Simon Family JCC.
For more information about Arts + Ideas programming, including the Leon Family Gallery, please contact Hunter Thomas, Director of Arts + Ideas at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, at HThomas@UJFT.org.
Simon Family JCC, Leon Family Gallery
5000 Corporate Woods Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462