Melissa MeyerDistinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Melissa Meyer creates large, vibrant gestural paintings comprised of energized brush strokes compressed into loose grid structures. She received both a BS and an MA from New York University, and is represented by Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York. As a third generation Abstract Expressionist, her lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York and Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland. Meyer's development has been surveyed in two major traveling exhibitions - one originated at the New York Studio School and the second at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Meyer’s 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 – including the Maslow Collection at Marywood. She 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.
The Marywood University Art Department takes great pleasure in hosting this lecture in which Ms. Meyer will show images of her work and speak about her life, ideas and working process. Audience members will have an opportunity to meet the artist at the reception immediately following the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Marywood University Cultural Affairs Committee.
For more information please contact Steven Alexander at 570-348-6211, ext. 2691.