Small Abstract, 2008
Edition of 108
20 x 37 inches
(b. 1947, New York, NY)
Melissa Meyer is a fine artist with over 40 years of experience painting and making prints. Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows, including forty single-artist installations in museums around the world. Her pieces have been displayed at such esteemed institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim.
She started making sketches of the Beatles when she was in high school and today, she creates massive murals as large as a Japanese sky scraper. A characteristic Melissa Meyer work is subdivided into squarish compartments that read across and down, creating an effect of a quilted surface. The loose-knit seriality of her units is given variety through her hand as it wanders within each square and across, over and down. Thus Meyer’s sequential renewal of smaller areas of squiggles and blobs tied across the surface of the canvas create the effect of luminous netting that spans across each painting.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
The Columbus Museum of Art, OH
San Jose Museum of Art, CA