Havi Schanz

Born in Argentina, HAVI has been living in Miami Beach since 2005. He draws upon rich impressionistic, romantic, and baroque influences to create a unique representation of pop culture iconography. His vision of art is reflected in a poetic way as his brushstrokes capture people’s feelings and emotions. In the difficult-to-accomplish simplicity of his paintings, he skillfully combines rigid and structured forms without losing the organic character of his art.

Philanthropic by nature, HAVI has donated many of his paintings to benefit noteworthy charitable organizations like Children’s Autism Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, Lions Club International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Unicorn Children’s Foundation among others. He recently collaborated with international recording sensation Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio Estefan, to create a stunning portrait that was auctioned to benefit the non-profit group Equality. Also, Toby Keith, Cindy Crawford, and David Cook signed theirs portraits for auction.

HAVI’s art has been widely exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in Argentina, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and the United States. His work is currently displayed in his gallery at a Penthouse in Portofino Towers, Miami Beach, and the homes of celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Daymond John, Venus Williams, Carlos Santana, Bernie Yuman, Muhammad Ali, John Secada, Sam Champion, Lil Kim, Enrique Peña Nieto (President of Mexico), Diego Torres, Taylor Armstrong, Elaine Lancaster and Donald Trump.

HAVI has almost 30 years of combined experience as an artist, architect, and interior and graphic designer. He has held several positions as an Architect, including among others, Sauce Viejo’ Commissioner of Architecture, and Professor at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Argentina. He received an Architectural degree, and a Master in Color, Audio-Visual Media, and Conceptual Art from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina. He has also studied photography, digital video, acting, costume, and set design.


You can find us at the heart of Miami Beach on 1300 Collins Ave.    -    Miami Beach, FL 33139