Daphna Levi was born in Israel in 1972. She lives and works in Tel Aviv. Engaging primarily in painting, she studied art as part of an open program at Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel (1994), holds a diploma, with specialization in painting, from the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy (1999), and a diploma in Curatorial and Museum Studies from Tel Aviv University (2006). Between 1994 and 2004, she lived and worked in Italy.
Levi's paintings are abstract, but their point of departure is often physical/mental observation. Her artistic language touches on the expressive, while concurrently exploring the symbolic aspect, delving into patterns, structures, and details. Her works range from modest to monumental in scale, and her color palette is distinctive, focusing on elaboration of a limited number of shades. Her work is inspired by classical and contemporary interior design and architecture, as well as personal, autobiographical aspects, often addressing textures, hues, and formal structures. Her works have been featured in solo exhibitions in Italy and in various group exhibitions in Israel and other countries, and can be found in private collections in Israel and overseas.