New York, NY, United States
Avri Ohana is a multi style artist for whom the freedom to create in any given manner and subject is of essence. He was born in Casablanca, Morocco and immigrated to Israel at the age of 12, where he was raised and educated in a kibbutz. As a young man, Ohana was an early member of Ein Hod, Israel’s first artist village, and it was there that he started to develop his artistic voice. His main influences during his formative years were the European Dadaist Marcel Janco, Dan Hoffner, the director of Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem, the optical and kinetic artist Yaakov Agam in Paris, and primarily – the painter Eric Brauer of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism.
Ohana’s exhibitions include solo and group shows in Israel, Europe and the United States. Presently, Avri Ohana lives and works in New York City.