Instructor: Melissa Meyer
July 31 - August 4
Instruction: 9am - 12pm
Open Studio: 1pm - 4pm (Mon-Thurs)
5 sessions

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Collage is one of the most important contributions to contemporary aesthetics. The morning workshop will investigate collage and abstract painting. We will begin with a brief discussion of how the technique and space of collage has influenced abstract painting, using art historical and contemporary visual examples. We will make collages from either a still life or model setup. With the understanding that without observation there is no invention, we will use these collages to make abstract paintings. The workshop will include group critiques and discussions. Class-time projects are designed to be further explored during the independent afternoon studio time.

Melissa Meyer is represented by Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., NYC. Her traveling survey exhibitions have originated at the New York Studio School and Swarthmore College. Meyer’s public commissions include NY, Tokyo, Shanghai and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Guggenheim, Jewish Museum, and McNay Art Museum, among others. Meyer was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and has received grants  from the NEA and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. She is a frequent artist in residence at Yaddo. Meyer is included in art historian Stephanie Buhmann’s recent book, New York Studio Conversations.


Read some reviews of Melissa's work in a show at  University of the Arts in Philadelphia:

Also see Melissa's work on the cover of Vicky Perry’s Abstract Painting book:

And, “Femmage” is included in a forthcoming (June 2017) British book on art manifestos.