in America, Arona Reiner was raised in
Israel on the Galilean Kibbutz Ramat Yochanan. Her talent
was recognized at an early age, but because kibbutz policy
precluded members from receiving special instruction in
anything that would not be directly useful to the settlement,
she was largely self-taught. Later she studied at the Art
Students League and Parsons School of Design in New York,
attended the Institute of Plastic Arts in Bat Yam, Israel,
and learned etching at Bezalel Academy. A member of Israel's
Artist Union since 1972, she has taught at the Israel Museum
Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Workshop for the Arts.
in several group shows, Reiner's work also has been exhibited
in 10 one-woman shows and is part of several private and
corporate collections. Her most recent project, following
completiion of the Men of Israel, is a collaborative effort
with Israeli artist Uri Lifshitz for the Tel Aviv Museum.