Adriana Naveh was born in 1963 in Mendoza, Argentina. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at the De Cuyo University in her hometown of Mendoza and subsequently immigrated to Israel in 1985. She went on to study etching and drawing at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv under artists such as Ian Rauchwerger. Naveh was employed at the Calman Shemi studio and currently teaches drawing at a variety of institutions. She lives in Jerusalem with her two children.
Naveh’s artwork depicts scenes from everyday life with an atmosphere of spiritual introspection. Her canvases are mainly worked on with large palette knives and she has recently begun to work on aluminium using acrylic paint with generous layers of lacquer. Working with this material creates various types of compositions, pushing Naveh in the direction of colourful, abstract urban landscapes.