In 2012, Garrison Art Center introduced our Visiting Artist Program. As our first visiting artist, Melissa Meyer was invited to fill both galleries with her colorful calligraphic watercolor paintings, many of which came out of her residency at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. In addition, she conducted a watercolor workshop for eighth graders at the Garrison Union Free School in Garrison and visited the studios of three Philipstown artists.
Melissa Meyer is an American artist known for her calligraphic abstract paintings. In her thinly stained canvases, Meyer navigates the transparency of line and form with a graceful touch. “For my work to succeed it should be concerned with reality, but that part of reality that is inexact, uncertain, mysterious, maybe anxious and in a state of becoming,” she has explained. Born on May 4, 1946 in Bronx, NY, she received both her BS and MA from New York University, where she came under the influence of Helen Frankenthaler. With her first solo exhibition taking place in 1976, over the decades that followed her paintings have been written about by a number of artists, including Stephen Westfall and Robert Storr. Meyer continues to live and work in New York, NY. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Museum, among others
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