Melissa Meyer

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Melissa Meyer (born May 4, 1946) is an American painter. The Wall Street Journal has referred to her as a "lighthearted Abstract Expressionist".[1]

Life and work[edit]

Meyer received a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome in 1980,[2] two National Endowment for the Arts grants (1983, 1993), the National Academy 183rd Invitational Eric Isenburger Annual Award (2008) and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2009).[citation needed] In the late 1970s Meyer and Miriam Schapiro collaborated on a Heresies article entitled Femmage.[3][4]

In 1997 her sketchbooks were published in facsimile by the Mezzanine Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[5]

In 2001-2002, she completed two large lobby murals for the Shiodome City Center, designed by Roche-Dinkeloo and Associates, in the Minato district of Tokyo.[citation needed]

Melissa Meyer's paintings and works on paper are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Jewish Museum, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and The National Academy Museum. Meyer teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Esplund, Lance. “The Lighthearted Abstract Expressionist and Other New York Gallery Shows Worth Seeing.” The Wallstreet Journal, February 21, 2009.
  2. ^ Annual Exhibition, American Academy in Rome, 21 May – 12 June 1981, Litografia BRUNI, Rome, Italy: 1981.
  3. ^ Schapiro, Miriam and Meyer, Melissa. “Waste Not, Want Not: Femmage.” Heresies 1:4 (Winter 1977–1978).
  4. ^;-collage
  5. ^ Sketchbooks 1993-1995. Texts by Allan Gurganus and Robert Klitzman. Printed by Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, Italy. The Mezzanine Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY: 1997.