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About me

Royi Akavia is an artist and director of animation and animator original from Israel..after 28 years in the US Royi move to japan and live now on one of  the mountains of Kansai

Royi art has been displayed in several museums and galleries throughout the world, including the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Norton Museum in Palm Beach Florida. Including museums in Japan. The Sezen Museum in Tokyo Aichi Prefectural Museum in Nagoya and Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima Akavia was appointed official corporate artist for Western Unions ambitious Y2K painting project. Akavia was also commissioned by noted Anti-Child abuse Non-Profit organization Kidz 2000 to paint a portrait of popular rock music artist Lenny Kravitz. One of eight artists commissioned to paint an 8′ x 4′ canvas featured at Woodstock ’99.Akavia has also performed art direction and set design duties for several projects for MTV Europe. Including MTV Beach House, as an art director, Hague, Holland. And for MTV Movie Awards nomination special set designer, Miami Beach, Florida Akavia is best known, however, for a series of works entitled “Faces That Make Money.” The distinctive pieces combine a collage made of real devalued international currency and layers of varnish over which Mr. Akavia paints the portraits of modern subjects who have money, make money and spend money. The works are also burned with fire to create a glasslike 3-D surface reminiscent of old world craftsmanship. The end result: The rich and famous  such as Queen Elizabeth – are situated atop such personalities as Bolivar, Leonardo, Lenin and Margaret Thatcher. Select collectors of Akavia’s include Donald Trump, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (President of Chile), Senator Kakuji (Minister Of Culture, Japan), Page Parks and Ford Model Agencies. In 2005 Royi founded Little Director, an animation company based on the philosophy of “Share, Create, Reward”. Programs enable children to bring their drawings to life. Little Director was awarded numerous animation awards for its work with the Miami Public School System and City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation. Little Director has worked with PBS, “Barney & Friends”, and The Sunny side Up Show, and Comcast. Royi contributes his years of experience in early childhood education to the “Move to Learn Apps” management team with Columbia University in New York Akavia, Create “Cydonia”, an animated short film intended to teach children the benefits of keeping our planet clean and pollution-free.


Royi artwork have a symbiosis of energy and vision every day and every sight assimilated and processed in a bloodstream that explodes on the canvas. Aquaria’s response is physical, his output prolific. His painting are his life and life is imagery