Meirav Ong (b. 1989, Israel) is a conceptual artist whose work focuses on the in-between; illuminating the spaces and moments between control and uncertainty. Her current work investigates how systems of influence simultaneously encourage and challenge our identity through concepts of body image, religion, and patriarchal systems to reveal shared realities about the human experience. Meirav is a graduate of University of Michigan (BFA, 2012) and recently received an artist’s grant to the Vermont Studio Center residency.
Currently lives + works in Brooklyn, NY // Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ
2012 University of Michigan, Penny Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, MI | BFA Magna Cum Laude
2011 Lorenzo de’ Medici, Florence, Italy
2008 Emunah College of Arts and Technology, Jerusalem, Israel
2016 Lifesource, Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Moments hosted by Deck Salon, Brooklyn, NY
Concealed Revealment, hosted by Noerr LLP, New York City, NY
2014 Limitless, For Locals By Locals at Mister Rogers, Brooklyn, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
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
Raw: Brooklyn Presents Motifi, The Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
Dimensions of Spirituality, USC Hillel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
’91 Violence, curated by Jonathan Allen, Repair the World, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn: Juxtaposition, 808 Nostrand Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2015 People's Choice Award, Con Artist Collective, Manhattan NY
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
2017 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.
The Well of Wills prayer and ritual lab, New York, NY | An immersive learning festival that explores the creation of feminine identity in religious traditions and ritual through meditation, movement, collaboration and composition.
Women who Kaddish, art director, New York, NY | An ongoing platform for Jewish women in grief to elevate their voice through storytelling and immersive art installations.
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
2017 Vermont Studio Center Artist’s Grant, Johnson, VT
Well of Wills, Moishe House: Grassroots Initiative Grant, New York, NY
2016 Women Who Kaddish, Mechon Hadar Micro-grant, New York, NY
Mister Rogers, Artist-in-Residency Brooklyn, NY
2014 Mister Rogers, Artist-in-Residency, Brooklyn, NY
Public Collection of The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI
Public Collection of The Sketchbook Project Library in Brooklyn, NY
Private Collection of Noerr LLP in New York, NY
Private Collection of Jacob El Hanani, artist
Private Collection of Kerri Kneer, Director of Exhibitions and Collections ICA Miami