Meron Ermias 

Meron Ermias was born in Addis Ababa in 1984. Her philosophy behind her artwork is straightforward - “I want to create” she simply says.  “I want to create using vivid and bright colors - it gives me life, hope and joy” she adds. Meron uses fluid circular shapes to add texture and ethnic elements to her work. Her favorite subject is her modern interpretation of a woman, inspired by women of her homeland, Ethiopia - her work celebrates  the life and sacrifices mothers make to create and sustain family unites, communities and nations. Meron's other successful motif depicts urban livelihood - the simple after-work joys of the populous Addis Ababa - the capital of Ethiopia. She credits three men in her life as her mentors - her father, her husband and her very first art teacher, artist Joseph Habtemariam.

Meron studied art in two well-known institutions in Ethiopia - the Russian Center for Science and Culture and the Addis Ababa University Alle School of Fine Arts and Design. She has held numerous solo and group exhibitions locally in Ethiopia and internationally in Geneva, Switzerland. Meron has been fortunate to enjoy vast media exposure for her work - having been featured in local publications such as Addis Zemen and National TV programs.

These days, Meron is a full-time studio artist working in Addis Ababa. She is married and is a mother of two - a boy and a girl - with whom she loves to spend her weekends enjoying her second artistic outlet - making jewelry. She is also a veracious reader and a lover of everything musical.