Hanoch Piven is an Uruguayan born, Israeli artist whose colorful and witty collage portraits have appeared throughout the last 25 years in many international magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Guardian and Der Spiegel.
Piven, whose portraits are included in the permanent collection of The Library of Congress in Washington DC, has also created a great collection of children books, such as What Presidents Are Made of, elected by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Children’s Books of 2004. He is also the creator of Parents’ Choice Award winning Apps (Faces iMake), as well as of TV programs for Israel’s Educational TV and other channels.
Piven’s art, made with everyday found objects, stimulates us to look at our world in a playful new way, engaging the viewer in active participation. Piven’s easy to teach collage method opens a window into the basic principles of Creativity, whether in art, education, business or life.
Throughout the last 10 years Piven has emerged as captivating speaker (TedX Jerusalem), conducting creative workshops and cultivating creative communication amongst educators, and professional leaders.
In Piven’s workshops, participants realize the essence of playfulness as a vehicle to create a space for individual self-reflection and growth.
Such playful space allows us to live within uncertainty without paying a high price for it. It also allows us to challenge prejudice and to observe our reality with fresh eyes.
A partial list of Universities where Piven has lectured: Duke University, Kellogg School of Management (NorthWestern), China Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University, School of Visual Arts (NY), SCAD Savannah, IDC Hertzliya, Instituto Europeo di Design (Rome), Art Center College of Design (Pasadena),
A partial list of clients whom Piven has recently lectured to includes: Teach for Israel, Facebook, WPP, Orange, Amdocs, HPE, Schering Plough, Pfyzer, Henkel, Board of Education of the City of Bangkok, The Israel Ministry of Education, Omaha- Nebraska Board of Education, Skirball Museum Los Angeles, Port Discovery Science, Museum, Baltimore and many more.
Piven divides his time between the two warm Mediterranean cities of Tel Aviv and Barcelona.