Melissa Meyer received both a BS and an MA from New York University.
She is represented by Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York. Her lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York and Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland.
Meyer’s development has been surveyed in two traveling exhibitions—one originated at the New York Studio School and the second at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Her works have been included recently in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York; Texas Gallery, Houston; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York and the National Academy of Design in New York, an organization of which she is a member.
She has completed public commissions in New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai, and currently in fabrication is an eight by fourteen-foot ceramic mural for the new U.S. embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Her 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.
Meyer was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Recently, she was a resident at the MacDowell Colony and the Bogliasco Foundation outside of Genoa, Italy. She is a frequent artist in residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, as well as at the Vermont Studio Center. With Miriam Schapiro, Meyer authored the seminal and widely reprinted essay “Femmage,” first published in the 1978 issue of Heresies magazine.