Born in Casablanca, Avri Ohana immigrated to Israel at the age of 13. Raised and educated in a kibbutz, he absorbed the magic of the land and the lessons of the artists who lived there. He was an early member of Ein Hod, Israel’s first artist village, located at the foot of Mt. Carmel. It was there that he developed his unique voice as an artist. He has traveled and worked extensively in Europe, Latin America and the United States, where he is now a citizen. Ohana’s work reveals a restless temperament that is both in love with Nature, but also in relentless pursuit of perfect abstraction. His canvases are densely constructed atmospheric fields in which competing geometrical planes are balanced through use of color, rhythm and form. Avri’s exhibitions include solo and group shows in Israel, Europe and the United States. He has also created set design for the Haifa Theater in Israel and the Grand Opera in San Francisco, and graphic designs for ABC Television in Hollywood. Presently, he lives and works in New York City.