Meirav Ong (b. 1989, Jerusalem, Israel) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work focuses on elevating voices and identities marginalized within patriarchal systems of religion. She uses textiles, clay, sound recordings and body-based performances to create sanctuaries for listening. Meirav is the cofounder and art director of the Well of Wills Collective, a platform for socially-relevant, feminist, community-driven artwork, based in Brooklyn, NY. Meirav has exhibited at various venues throughout the US, and received an artist grant to the Vermont Studio Center (2017). She received her BFA in Art & Design from the University of Michigan in 2012 and is currently an MFA candidate at Syracuse University.

Currently lives + works in Brooklyn, NY // Syracuse, NY


Education

2021 Syracuse University, MFA Candidate, Syracuse, NY

2012 University of Michigan, BFA Magna Cum Laude, Ann Arbor, MI

2011 Lorenzo de’ Medici, Florence, Italy

2008 Emunah College of Arts and Technology, Jerusalem, Israel

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Lifesource, Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Moments hosted by Deck Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Concealed Revealment, hosted by Noerr LLP, New York City, NY

2014 Limitless, For Locals By Locals at Mister Rogers, Brooklyn, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Title to be determined, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY (forthcoming)

2019 Jewish Geographies: Jewish Space in Contemporary Art, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (forthcoming)

2019 Sabbath Queen, collaboration with Lab/Shul, City Point, Brooklyn, NY

2019 The Silent Music of the Body, The Wall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2018 Eros and Spirituality, City Lore Gallery,  New York, NY  

2018 An Anthology of Irreverence, Smith Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2018 Well of Wills presents: Esther 2018: Labor of Love, House of Yes, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Object Action: The “F” Word in a Post-Truth Era Pop up | curated by Amy Kisch, State Space, San Francisco, CA

2017 Fuel for the Fire, The Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC

2016  Swing State, Rojas + Rubensteen Projects, Miami, FL 

2016  Raw: Brooklyn Presents Motifi, The Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY 

2016  Dimensions of Spirituality, USC Hillel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016  ’91 Violence, curated by Jonathan Allen, Repair the World, Brooklyn, NY

2016  Brooklyn: Juxtaposition, 808 Nostrand Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2015 People's Choice Award, Con Artist Collective, Manhattan NY

2015 Waiting in Wonder, Creative Soul Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 The Incomplete Art Show, Scholes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012  Synthesis, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2011 All Student Exhibition, Work: Ann Arbor Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Collaborations

2017 - Present | Well of Wills, Art director, New York, NY

A collective that aims to nurture creative spiritual expression and redefine traditional ritual practice for Jewish womxn through the development and facilitation of interactive artistic experiences.

2016 | Creative Healing Collective, co-founder and facilitator, Brooklyn, NY

A collective for people to process grief through creative expression in community via monthly workshops of various creative modalities and therapies. 

Grants + Residencies

2018 Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University

2017 Vermont Studio Center Artist’s Grant, Johnson, VT

2017 Well of Wills, Moishe House: Grassroots Initiative Grant, New York, NY 

2016 Women Who Kaddish, Mechon Hadar Micro-grant, New York, NY

2016 Mister Rogers, Artist-in-Residency Brooklyn, NY

2014 Mister Rogers, Artist-in-Residency, Brooklyn, NY

 

Collections

Public Collection of The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI

Private Collection of Noerr LLP in New York, NY 

Private Collections in the US, England, Israel, and Australia