Melissa Meyer, Color Monotype, XIII, 1988
MELISSA MEYER, American, b. 1947
A poignant, unique signed, titled and dated monotype by this popular and critically acclaimed Abstract Expressionist painter. Below is her full biography, courtesy of her dealer of record Lennon Weinberg:
Melissa Meyer received both a BS and an MA from New York University. She is represented by Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York. Her lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York and Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland.
Meyer's development has been surveyed in two traveling exhibitions - one originated at the New York Studio School and the second at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Her works have been included recently in group exhibitions at The Jewish Museum, New York; Texas Gallery, Houston; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York and the National Academy of Design in New York, an organization of which she is a member. She has completed public commissions in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai.
Signed, titled and dated on the Recto.
ABOUT MELISSA MEYER
Melissa Meyer is a painter best known for her vibrant, abstract compositions. A third-generation abstract expressionist, Meyer creates painterly ribbons and tangles of brushstrokes that amass into loosely grid-based structures, often under-painted with warm pastel washes. In her mid-twenties, Meyer and fellow artist Miriam Schapiro penned an influential essay linking the history of collage to traditionally female hobbies like quilting and scrapbooking. However, unlike Schapiro, Meyer didn't join the Pattern and Decoration movement, but instead went on to create lyrical all-over compositions in diluted oil paint, inspired by the translucent qualities of watercolor.
Meyer also painted two enormous murals for the Shiodome City Center in Tokyo, expanding her repertoire to include Photoshop as well as paint. She has exhibited in over forty solo shows, and has also been included in group shows at the National Academy Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York. Facsimile editions of Meyer's sketchbooks were published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1997.