Lavi Daniel, born in Los Angeles, attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 1972-73. His exhibition, New California Artist XI: Lavi Daniel, was organized at the Orange County Museum of Art in 1987 before it traveled to the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He has also exhibited at the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art and an extensive survey was organized by Anne Ayres for the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena which included an extensive catalogue.

Daniel is an accomplished garden designer, which certainly influences his paintings even while he is painting abstractly. Most recently, a series of his paintings were inspired by the costume and dance of the bird of paradise from Paqua New Guinea. A dance of perpetuity that serves as a prompt to make abstract paintings out of colored patterned sequences.