Melissa Meyer’s lyrical painting style is closely influenced by modernism and abstract expressionism. Compressed into a loose grid-like fashion, Meyers work features calligraphic gestural markings, that seem to spontaneously dance around the canvas. Employing oil paint thinned to the transparency of watercolor and suffused in colors from bright to pale, Meyer’s work are in a continual play between fluidity and constraint.
Melissa Meyer received both a BS and an MA from New York University, NY. She has taught and lectured at the School of Visual Arts, NY; The Cooper Union, NY; Skowhegan School, Skowhegan, ME; The Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy, both in London, UK; The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; and The New York Studio School, among many others. Meyer works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Museum, to name a few. The artist’s lives and work in New York, NY.