Melissa Meyer

Melissa Meyer, 9th Ave Quartet I: Allegro, 2011, Oil on canvas, 42 x 40 inches
Melissa Meyer, 9th Ave Quartet I: Allegro, 2011, Oil on canvas, 42 x 40 inches



Melissa Meyer Selected for Inaugural Exhibition

September 28, 2022

Melissa Meyer to exhibit at the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center

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Melissa Meyer received both a BS and an MA from New York University. Her lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York; Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York and Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland.

She has completed public commissions in New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Bishkek US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan. Her work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum and many other public and private collections across the United States. Meyer was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation and a fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation. She is a frequent artist in residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York as well as at the Vermont Studio Center.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019-2020       Melissa Meyer (catalogue – essay by Norman Kleeblatt; organized by Jay Grimm Art Advisory), 499 Park Ave, New York, NY

2018       New Paintings, Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2018       Hitting the Right Notes, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT

2018       Melissa Meyer: On Paper, Cross Contemporary, Saugerties, NY

2014       Recent Work, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2012       Paintings and Works on Paper, The Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY

2011       New Paintings and Watercolor, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2009       New Paintings, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2009       Paintings, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, CA

2009       New Works Featuring Lincoln Center Print Commission, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

2009       New Paintings, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007-2008       Melissa Meyer 1975 – 2005: Paintings and Works on Paper, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; traveling to Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL (catalogue – essays by Robert Storr and David Cohen) in conjunction with McCabe Library exhibition, Swarthmore PA: Melissa Meyer: Sketchbooks, Artist’s Books, and Works on Paper

2006       Melissa Meyer in Black and White: Works on Paper, 1984 – 1994, New York Studio School, New York, NY: (catalogue essays by Lyle Rexer and David Cohen); traveling to Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

2006       Melissa Meyer: Color and the Cosmic Tree, The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA

2003       New Paintings, Elizabeth Harris Gallery (catalogue – essay by Meg Wolitzer), New York, NY

2003       Paintings and Watercolors, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY

2003       Melissa Meyer: Prints & Artist’s Books, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

2001       New Paintings, Elizabeth Harris Gallery (catalogue – essay by Mario Naves), New York, NY

2001       New Paintings, Rebecca Ibel Gallery (catalogue – essay by Allan Gurganus), Columbus, OH

2001       Paintings from the 1990s, 113 Crosby – Jill Platner, New York, NY

1998       Watercolors from the Archer Series, Ibel Simeonov Gallery, Columbus, OH

1997       Melissa Meyer: The Garner Tullis Project, Deven Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

1996       Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

1996       Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN

1995       Watercolors and Monotypes, Allez les Filles, Columbus, OH

1994       Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA

1994       Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich

1993       Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

1993       Recent Works on Paper, Ellen Miller Fine Art, Boston, MA

1988       J.L. Becker/East End Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1987       R.C. Erpf Gallery, New York, NY

1987       Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York, NY

1986       R.C. Erpf Gallery (catalogue – essay by Harry F. Gough), New York, NY

1985       Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984       Exit Art (catalogue – essay by Stephen Westfall), New York, NY

1983       Douglas College, New Brunswick, NJ (catalogue)

1979       Frank Marino Gallery, New York, NY

1976       The Cornell Club of New York, NY

Selected Press

  • Akers, Tony. “The New Abstraction: 8 Artists to Start Collecting Now,” Artspace, February 7, 2020.
  • Butler, Sharon. “Melissa Meyer: Close Attention to Familiar Surroundings,” Two Coats of Paint, January 4, 2019
  • Yau, John, “Melissa Meyer’s Urban Vision,” Hyperallergic, November 25, 2018
  • Newhall, Edith. “Women in the Abstract,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2, 2017
  • Yau, John. “Conversations Can Be A Way of Moving Forward: Melissa Meyer’s Category-Resistant Abstractions,” Hyperallergic, 2016
  • Rubin, Hannah, “A Manifesto for the Unsung Female Artist”, The Forward, April 10, 2015
  • Smith, Roberta. “A Dealer’s Life and Eye”, The New York Times, January 16, 2014.
  • Esplund, Lance. “The Lighthearted Abstract Expressionist,” The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2009.
  • Newhall, Edith. “New Signals from a Gestural Painter,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14, 2007.
  • Nichols, Matthew Guy, “Melissa Meyer at Elizabeth Harris,” Art in America, December 2005, p. 140-141.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Melissa Meyer at the Phila. Museum of Jewish Art,” Oct. 1, 2004, pp. W36.
  • The New Yorker, “Melissa Meyer,” October 2, 2000. p.26.
  • Esplund, Lance. “The Thankless Muse,” Modern Painters, Summer 1999, pp.74-77.
  • Smith, Roberta. “Melissa Meyer: The Garner Tullis Project,” The New York Times, Friday, Dec.26, 1997.
  • McQuaid, Cate. “Galleries: Melissa Meyer’s New Paintings,” The Boston Globe, October 31, 1996.
  • Danto, Arthur C. “Art After the End of Art,” Artforum, April 1993, p.68.
  • The New Yorker, “Melissa Meyer,” February 1, 1993, pp16-17.
  • Quaroni, Grazia. “Le Donne Dell’Arte,” Marie Claire (Italian edition), October 1991, pp. 125-126.
  • Cyphers, Peggy. “Abstract Redact,” Cover, January 1988.
  • Smith, Roberta. “Recent Met Acquisitions Survey Work of the 80’s,” The New York Times, April 15, 1988.
  • Brenson, Michael. “Melissa Meyer, R.C. Erpf Gallery,” The New York Times, December 4, 1987.
  • Glueck, Grace. “Melissa Meyer, Exit Art,” The New York Times, November 30, 1984.
  • Smith, Roberta. “Four Artists in Search of…” The Village Voice, December 11, 1984.
  • Norman, Michael. “Under the Tall Pines, Yaddo…,” The New York Times, July 9, 1983.