Mariel Harari is an interdisciplinary artist working in fiber, installation, performance, video, fashion and sculpture. Grounded in laborious processes and bright, soft, (humorous?) and tactile surfaces, her work contains, consumes, purges, adorns, revels in, plays with, memorizes, escapes, excavates and comforts.
Harari has been awarded residencies at Annas Projects, High Concept Labs, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been featured in publications including Brooklyn Magazine and Sixty Inches From Center. She has exhibited and performed throughout New York, Chicago and Miami. Harari was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.
Image: Mariel Harari, Bitter Root, 2018, Videostill from installation-based stop motion animation, detail featuring Cow Flowers (large scale, mixed media sculptures), Radishes (clay, paint, beads) and Forest Floor (yarn), 3:03 min.