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. Following her immigration to Israel in 1991she moved to Tzfat and established a small gallery where she exhibits her work.
Asia uses mixed media to create her paintings and drawings and masters the use of water colors, oils, acrylics, pencils and ink. She aims to encourage the viewer to look at her work over and over, each time 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, cubistic drawings and paintings. The different approaches she employs include traditional, modern, folk and contemporary art styles.
In her paintings and drawings Asia depicts people and objects exploring the way 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 are fused 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.
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 all over the world display her pieces in their collections.