Fabric and jewelry designer
Born 1957, Israel
A third generation of printers, rooted in the picturesque city of Safed.
Living and working in Ein-Hod Artists’ Village since 1985
Lea with her husband Dan a sculpture and painter and photographer,
Exhibit and sell their art works in "Art & Wear Gallery" at Ein-Hod village center
The Canadian Hadassah Wizo College of Design 1979-81.
Technion Institute of Haifa. Graphic Design 1983-84.
Silk screen printing 1987-88, Ein-Hod.
Pottery 1991-93, Ein-Hod.
Jewelry 1994- 96, Ein-Hod.
Glass Beading 1997, Ein-Hod.
Work, creative experience and exhibitions
1985 – 1987 Design and supervision of large outdoor graphic murals totaling in all 3.5 Square kilometer.
1989 Selected by the Israel Export Institute, among the 14 best designers of Israel, to be promoted abroad.
1990 Group exhibition of Wearable Art at the Sheraton Hotel, Tel-Aviv.
1991 The Jerusalem Art Fair.
1991 One person Exhibition, “Piano Room” Ein-Hod.
1992 Design of garment for the cover of “Monitin” magazine.
1992 The Arches of the Artist’s, Design Gallery, Old jaffa.
1998 Craft Festival Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
I998 Group exhibition Starr Gallery, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
1999 Art-Expo, Ny, U.S.A
1999 Art Gallery City Center, Haifa.
1999- 2001 manager of Ein Hod Main Gallery.
2003 Craft fair JCC New York, U.S.A
2006 - Produced the exhibition "Art and Corruption in Government" in ICC Jerusalem.
Since 2006 conducting printing workshops on fabric for groups in Ein Hod.
Since 2006 Lea is the manager of "Tour Ein Hod" – the experiential tourism center in Ein Hod,
coordinating the village guided tour and art experiences. www.tour.ein-hod.info
Since 1987 Lea has been selling her work in various galleries and exclusive shops:
Paris, London, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and at her own gallery "Art & Wear" Ein Hod village center.
Short video on printing on fabrics http://ein-hod.info/adds/lea/silkscreen.htm
Wearable Art http://ein-hod.info/benarye/lea/leacape.htm
Lea Ben Arye
Artist and coordinator of The Guided Tour
and Art Workshops in Ein Hod