born in Jaffa. studied at Avni Institute, Bat Yam Institute of fine arts and got a scholarship from the Israeli Ministry of culture to study at the Cite Intrnational des Arts in France.
Natif depicts in his work still life, which seems to have a delicate balance between the abstract and the concrete, infusing the realistic appearance of things with a deep feeling of the sublime.
Natif's painting is abundant with nuance. The texture are carefully created, weather on jar's surface, human body and the void that surrounding them. His painting reveal a simple existential order.
Selected one person exhibitions:
1985 Artists’ House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1989 Tirosh Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1990 Tirosh Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1993 States of the Soul, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
1994 Arsuf Gallery, Rishpon, Israel.
1998 Municipal Gallery, Ness Ziona, Israel.
2000 Municipal Art Gallery, M. Smilansky, Cultural Center, Rehovot, Israel.
2001 Art space, Yavne, Israel.
2003 The Glass Grail, SeeMann Contemporary art Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2004 Route 1990-2003, Ashdod Museum, Israel
Selected Group Exhibitions:
1987 Cité International des Arts, Paris, France
1987 Water Towers in Israel, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery,
Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1989 Documents, Artists’ House, Jerusalem, Israel
1991 Works in Paper, Municipal Gallery, Kfar Saba, Israel
1991 The secret of colorful contraction, Omanut La’am, Rehovot Municipal
Gallery, Petah Tikva Museum, Israel
1993 Receptacle and Content, Artists’ House, Jerusalem; Bat-Yam Museum,
1994 Dialog, Bad Kissingen, Germany
1994 Israeli art, Tüyap, Istanbul, Turkey
1994 Contemporary Art at Daphna Naor’s Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
1995 Receptacles of Spirit, Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, New-York, USA.
1996 Artists - Messengers of Peace, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1996 So Near So Far - Eastern Winds in Israeli Art, the Forum of Art
Museums, Bat-Yam Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea Museum, Arad Museum,
1997 Receptacles of Spirit, Contemporary Art at Daphna Naor’s Gallery,
1997 Memorial Center Art Gallery, Municipal Gallery Kfar Saba, Israel
1999 Municipal Gallery, Ashdod Museum, Israel
2002 Lying within the skin, the Forum of Art Museums, Kiryat Tivon
2002 Gallery Artists, Arsuf Gallery, Rishpon, Israel
2002 Image Magazine for Literature Art Critic and Jewish Culture, Israel
2003 Partition, Engel Gallery' Tel Aviv.
2004 Drawing- Old & New, the Municipal Art Gallery, Rannana
2006 Flowers, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv
2006 The Depths Transparency, The Art Gallery, Yavne
2008 The Invisible Self Portrait, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008 Layers of Memory, Artists House, Tel Aviv.
2008 Time Travel, Municipal Gallery, Givataim
2009 Flowering, The Art Gallery, Yavne
2011 Line, Material, Light and Shadow, High Touch Gallery, Herzliya
Original artworks by Meir Natif can be found at the Engel Galleries Israeli art collection