Ohad Meromi was invited by the LeRoy Neiman Center to the shop to work on a graduate MFA project. The project resolved as three serial print editions in color offset lithography. He worked with then master printer Megan Foster, to fully explore the nuances of the offset lithography medium. Each image explores a visual narrative within a theatrical space. In several images the artist combines architectural references to expand on a postmodernist interpretation of performance and its setting of presentation - the stage. This series of prints is titled and named for the space it represents: Black Box I, II and III.
Ohad Meromi (b. 1967, Kibbutz Mizra, Israel) lives and works in New York City. Meromi graduated from Bezalel Academy (1992) and went on to receive his MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts (2003). He has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya; 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Lyon Biennial, France; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; Magasin 3, Stockholm; De Appel Museum, Amsterdam; Sculpture Center, New York; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; and Art in General, New York. Meromi has received numerous scholarships and awards including a Percent for Art commission (2009), the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2008 Grants to Artists Award, and the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize (1998), as well as awards from the Fund for Video and Experimental Film (2004) and the I.C. Excellence Foundation (2003).