Asia Katz

There are numerous galleries in Tzfat where works of Israeli artists are exhibited, but Asia Katz's small Safed gallery displays the works that she creates in her Safed studio.


Asia Katz was born and raised in Bulgaria. She studied photography in the Sofia "Ulius Fuchic" school of photographic arts and furthered her studies in Germany. Asia started her art career by specializing in color photography. After her 1991 immigration to Israel she moved to Tzfat and established a small gallery where she began to exibit her work.

Within a short amount of time Asia found herself experimenting with different styles of drawing and painting. Visitors can see her new techniques today in her gallery which is located on Josef Caro Street, across from the Josef Caro synagogue.


Asia creates her paintings and drawings with a mix of different media which include water colors, oils, acrylics, pencils and ink. She aims to encourage the viewer to look at her work in different ways -- each time, viewing it from a fresh perspective. One of her best-known multi-media works is "Still Life in Space" which was painted using more than thirty different water colors.

Asia combines multiple styles as she creates modernistic, cubist-styles drawings and paintings. The various approaches that she employs include include traditional, modern, folk and contemporary art styles.


In her paintings and drawings Asia concentrates on depicting people and objects and exploring how they interact with each other and the world around them. Each picture tells its own tale. Some, like “Life Story,” involve a serigraph progression of scenes that fuse together to relate a progressive story.

Many of Asia's works feature women as protagonists and depict women's interactions with each other and with surrounding characters and objects.

Recent Work

Some of Asia’s recent pieces involve mixed-media works. These include Beauty on a Bicycle, Two Women with Fruits, Dreaming Girl with Smile and 3D Projection of Woman.


Asia maintains a permanent exhibition on Yosef Caro Street in Tzfat’s Old Jewish Quarter. She has exhibited extensively in Bulgaria, Germany,  France, Israel, the United States and Argentina. Collectors from all over the world display acquired her pieces in their collections.