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Capital B

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35.5 x 35.5 cm
13.98 x 14 in


4550,00 €

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Melissa Meyer has created a diverse oeuvre that includes oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints and large-scale public commissions.

Her work is strongly influenced by color and line. Her brushstrokes and patterns possess a glyph-like quality, conveying a vibrant and deeply personal aesthetic language.

“Melissa Meyer Remembers Jean D ubuffet at the Jeu de Paume, 1991.” Painters on Paintings , March 2016 (

NY Studio Conversations; 17 Women Talk About Art , by Stephanie Buhmann, The Green Box, Berlin, 2016. pp. 142 – 150

RE - ACTION, ongoing publication and e xhibition series curated by Alonso+Marful, Spain.

“Femmage” and Miriam Schapiro Tribute, artcritical , June 24, 2015

( - by - miriam - schapiro - and - melissa - meyer/)

Esopus 22: Medicine , Spring 2015, ed. Tod Lippy. “Du ets,” commissioned project. Pp 59 - 74

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“Cultural Exchange Through the Visual Arts: Melissa Meyer in Bishkek,” US Art in Embassies Program, Winter 2014. (http: //

FASCINATION , one of a kind artist book in collaboration with the South Korean poet Ko Un, Gervais Jassaud, France, 2014.

Universal Principles of Art , by John A. Parks, Rockport Publishers, Beverly, MA, 2015. Pg. 158 - 9.

“Studio Visit: Melissa Meyer,” Interview with Deanna Sirlin, The Art Section , 2014. (!melissa - meyer/c15am)

“Melissa Meyer at Lennon Weinberg” Interview with Gorky’s Granddaughter . January 20, 2014. (http://www.go - meyer - at - lennon - weinberg - inc.html)

Melissa Meyer with Stephanie Buhmann Interview, Parallel Projects ,, April 3, 2013 Conversation Between Pavel Zoubok and Melissa Meyer, Daughters of the Revolution : Women & Collage, Exhibition Catalogue, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, July 2 – August 14, 2009.

“Quotes and Watercolors”, The Sienese Shredder , Issue 3 2009, pp. 37 – 43 ed. by Trevor Winkfield & Brice Brown. Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques , Vicky P erry, Watson/Guptill Publications, New York, 2005.

The Jewish Museum’s 2004 - 2005 Jewish Calendar (July).

The Art of Encaustic Painting, text by Joanne Mattera, Watson - Guptill Publications, New York, 2001.

Garner Tullis and the Art of Collaboration, text by David Carrier, Copenhagen and New York, 1998.

Sketchbooks 1993 - 1995 . Texts by Allan Gurganus and Robert Klitzman, M.D. Printed by Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, Italy. The Mezzanine Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997.

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art. A Sourcebook of Artists Writings , ed. by Kristine Stiles and Peter Selz, University of California Press, Berkeley/ Los Angeles/ London, 1996; 2012.

In The Margins 19 Interviews (Interview w ith M.G.Lord), Montgomery Glasoe Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 1995 - 1996.

The Jewish Museum 1994 - 1996 , p.23.

Provincetown Arts , Fall 1986, Summer 1987, 1988 (drawings reproduced).

"Kimura at Ruth Siegel," Arts , April, 1985.

Parnassus: Poetry in Review , Spring an d Summer 1983 (painting reproduced).

"Femmage," with Miriam Schapiro, HERESIES , Number 4, Spring 1978.

Ms. magazine, December 1973 (painting for story "The Green Woman").

About the Artist

1946 , United States

Melissa Meyer is an American abstract painter and printmaker. Her energetic, colorful compositions express emotion and the transitory essence of reality.
She lives and works in New York City.


Meyer studied art at New York University, receiving her BS in 1968 and her MA in 1975. She has received multiple grants and awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the NEA Grant in Painting. She is a frequent visiting artist at Yaddo and the Vermont Studio Center. She has taught at RISD and the Art Institute of Chicago, and since 1993 at The School of Visual Arts in New York.


Melissa Meyer has created a diverse oeuvre that includes oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints and large-scale public commissions. Her work is strongly influenced by color and line. Her brushstrokes and patterns possess a glyph-like quality, conveying a vibrant and deeply personal aesthetic language. Often when working she looks at her images in a mirror to get a backwards perspective on them. She also sometimes uses a reducing glass, a device that gives her the impression that she is farther away from the image than she is so she can read the image from afar. Meyer is skilled in a range of different printing techniques, including lithography, etching, monotype, silkscreen, and spit bite aquatint. To create her unique monotypes she paints on acetate sheets with watercolors, running the sheets through a press, often transferring multiple layers onto paper to complete the final image.


The work Meyer makes begins and ends with looking. Her inspiration could be spurred by seeing a color or a mark or a gesture, sometimes in a dream, sometimes in another one of her works. She jokes that she has been criticized because all of her favorite artists are dead. She is associated with the third generation of Abstract Expressionists. She works instinctively, and follows her personal intuition in the studio. In addition to her aesthetic influences Meyer is also inspired by dance (especially Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in The Bandwagon), architectural forms, letterforms and handwriting, classic jazz and classic blues, film noir, and a multitude of specific characters, songs and places, which often find their way into her titles and concepts.


Work by Meyer is included in the permanent collections of some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the New York MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Jewish Museum in New York, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is also in multiple corporate collections, including those of Estee Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, Hallmark Cards, IBM and Neiman Marcus.


Melissa Meyer has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, as well as internationally. She has completed public commissions around the world, including in Kyrgyzstan, Shanghai, Tokyo, Miami and Queens.

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