New Work by Eliat Avivi at the Hillsboro Civic Center
Beginning on May 3, a collection of colorful acrylic paintings by Eliat Avivi will be on display in the Hillsboro Civic Center Shirley Huffman Auditorium, and adjacent gallery wall outside the auditorium. The artist will present her work to the Hillsboro City Council at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 15 and the exhibit will be available for view through the end of June.
Eliat Avivi was born in France and lived in Iran, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Israel before moving to the United States in 2014. Creating art is a major force in her life. The colors, rhythm, and feelings of the places she has lived inform her work.
Eliat has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember and describes herself as self-taught. She is intrigued and inspired by color and form and the relationships between them. Her vibrant tones and bold forms have become her trademark. She uses focus and detachment to let her paintings become what they are meant to be, describing her process as meditative. For the past seventeen years, she has been working almost exclusively with acrylics on canvas.
Eliat is an actively working artist in the Portland, Oregon area and a member of Sequoia Gallery + Studios in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon.