BIOGRAPHY

JAMES MEYER

James Meyer was born of Mexican heritage and adopted in Lynwood, California, in 1962. By the time his family moved to the East Coast in 1967, he was already drawing and painting. In the early 80s he attented the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and became the studio assistant for Jasper Johns in 1985. While the inaugural showing of his work was in Port Jefferson, New York, when he was in high school, he exhibited in New York Ciy since the early 80s. Meyer has lived and worked in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut since the mid 90s with is wife, Amy Jenkins, and their two children, Scarlet and Forrest. James Meyer, along with his wife and other artists in the area, has helped develop the artgarage, an after school open art studio at the local high school where students can work on long-term projects under the supervision of local artists.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: 

1994 - 1995

North Dakota Museum of Art Grand Forks, ND

1995

Benefit for the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, Brooke Alexander NY

Malathion (The Safe Poison), Sandra Gering Gallery New York

1994

The Figure, 1994, The Lobby Gallery, Deutsche Bank NY

Notebook Series, Sandra Gering Gallery NY

Witness, Sandra Gering Gallery New York

1993

FCPA exhibition, Leo Castelli NY

1991

ULAE Gallery New York

1990

Waterworks, ULAE Gallery NY

1989

What's at Watts, ULEA Gallery NY

Food Stamp Gallery NY

Gallery 626 New York

1988

Gallery 626 New York

Emerging Collector NY

1987

Northport Gallery Northport, NY

1986

Northport Gallery Northport, NY

1985

Pharmacy New York

Mokotoff Gallery NY

1984

Landscapes, New Math Gallery NY

Afro-American Festival, Danceteria NY

Life Styles Gallery New York

Pharmacy New York

New Math Gallery New York