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Merav Shinn Ben Alon

Merav Shinn Ben-Alon is a multidisciplinary artist born and based in Tel-Aviv.She holds a master’s degree with honors from the Interdisciplinary Program in Arts, Tel Aviv University (2013). She studied at the New York Studio School, NYC (1991) and earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (1990).  

Her works were featured in places such as Lewisham Arthouse London (2018) Kunstraum K70 Germany (2018), NordArt International Art Exhibition Germany (2016), Mark Rothko Art Centre Daugavpils, Latvia (2015), Watari Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2000), The Museum of Art Tel-Aviv (2015), The Museum of Art Haifa (2013), The Museum of Art Petach –Tikva (2011), The Israel Museum Jerusalem (2006), The Museum of Art Ein-Harod (2003), and at other art institutions such as Hakibbutz Art Gallery Tel- Aviv (2015) and Zenit Gallery Copenhagen (1996)

She won a grant from ‘The foundation of Independent Artists’ Established by the Ministry of Culture and Sport (2019) and twice ‘The Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts’ support grants (2018, 2021) for her Artist Books. In addition, she won twice (2014, 2018) an exhibition support grant from ‘The Arts Department, Culture Division of Tel-Aviv- Yafo Municipality and the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel-Aviv.’

She was a two-time recipient of the ‘Artistic Encouragement Award’ (2006, 2014) from the Israeli Ministry of Culture. She also received a Catalog Publication Support from ‘The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv’ (2004). 

Merav is also a grant recipient of the ‘America-Israel Cultural Foundation’ Prize (1989) and received an excellence award twice during her Graduate studies. In addition, as she graduated from Bezalel, she won ‘The Marie Fisher Prize for excellence in Painting’ (1990).

Shinn Ben-Alon participated in Artist Residency Programs at KuBa: kulturbahnhof, Germany (2021) K70 Gallery, Germany, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Latvia, (2015) and in Art & Architecture Arad’ Israel (2015) 

In 2020 she published the bilingual graphic novel Five Legs. Followed by a second edition in Sep 2020.

The book was acquired by university libraries such as Harvard, Duke, Columbia, Stanford, Ohio, Hebrew Union College, and the Library of Congress in Washington. In addition, the Israel Museum of Art acquired the sketchbooks from which the work evolved.

In 2022 her second book, Venice, will be published with The Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts support grant.