Orli Ziv was born in 1960, not far from Paris. In 1978, her love of art leads her to Claude Roederer’s (1924-1988) academy, place des Vosges. With this artist, close to the surrealist movement, she discovers the intimate link between symbolism and abstract art.
Orli Ziv started evolving around the parisian rock, jazz and cinema scene in the mid-1980s. From this period, her interest in artistic multidisciplinarity and her taste for improvisation experimentation remain. However, she returns to her first love when, after her installation in Jerusalem in 1990, she becomes a full-time painter.
At a time when street art and pop art were raging, Ziv decided to do the opposite and to pick up the oil, the pigments and the palette knife that would never leave her afterwards. Orli Ziv explores the artistic path of pictorialism before playing more and more with raw matter.