East Coast painter Joshua Meyer deftly forms and obscures the human figure through his application of thick layers of earth-toned paint, imbuing each piece with a sense of orchestrated chaos. “Joshua Meyer’s paintings are constantly in motion. Layers emerge with each viewing, the past, present, and future combining in lush and sensual images that are as tactile as they are visual,” writes Dr. Sharrona Pearl of Harvard University.

Joshua Meyer has exhibited throughout the Northeast, including solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, and the Joseph Slifka Center at Yale University. His formal artistic training includes a B.A. with a Distinction in Art from Yale University, in addition to independent studies at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, and his work has been favorably reviewed in such publications as the Boston Globe, The New York Sun and The Jewish Advocate.

BORN in Lubbock, Texas
Lives and works in Cambridge, MA

EDUCATION
1996 B.A. with a Distinction in Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1995 Certificate, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 "Intermingle: New Paintings by Joshua Meyer", Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2009 "Joshua Meyer: Scattered Syllables", Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 "Wandering and Wondering", Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
2007 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA
-- 38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2006 “Becoming,” The Bronfman Center at NYU, New York, NY
-- “Becoming,” The Joseph Slifka Center at Yale, New Haven, CT
2004 “Tohu va Vohu,” Hebrew College, Goldman Gallery, Newton, MA
2003 “Courting Incoherence,” The Joseph Slifka Center at Yale, New Haven, CT
2002 Generationj.com, Online Gallery
2001 “Art as Prayer, Prayer as Art,” Jewish Community Center, New Haven, CT
2001 Front Street, Salem, MA
2000 Front Street, Salem, MA
1999 Gallery 57, Cambridge, MA
1996 The Joseph Slifka Center at Yale, New Haven, CT
-- The Joseph Slifka Center at Yale, New Haven, CT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 “Faith Alive 2006,” UMass Boston Healey Library, Boston, MA
-- “Emptiness,” Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2004 38Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2003 “International Exhibition,” San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2002 “Stonewall Studios Celebration of the Arts,” Stonewall Studios
2000 “Select Work,” Booth Contemporary Art, Wakefield, RI
-- “Distinguishing/Distinguished Jewish,” Starr Gallery, Newton, MA
1999 “Biblical Visions,” Perkins Gallery, Stoughton, MA
-- “Raw Talent,” Booth Contemporary Art, Wakefield, RI
1998 “ARTcetera 1998,” Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
1996 “Thesis Exhibition,” The Little Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1995 Bezalel Student Exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel
1991 National Art League, Hartford, CT

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2006 Visiting Artist, Hebrew College
2005 Visiting Artist, Berkshire Institute for Music and the Arts
2004 Visiting Artist, Hebrew College
2003 Steering Committee and Board of Directors, Berkshire Institute for Music and the Arts
1999 Cambridge Arts Council
1996 The Trumbull Fine Arts Award
1995 The Bronfman Yotzma Fellowship
-- Visual-Arts Representative for Yale in the Arts
1992 National Art League

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
2006 The New York Metro, Check This Out
-- The New York Sun, Figures in Color (August 21)
-- Connecticut Jewish Ledger, Paintings by Yale Grad on display at Slifka Center, Howard Blas (June 2)
-- New Haven Register, Heavily textured ‘Becoming’ draws from primitive energy, Judy Birke (May 21)
-- Catalogue, Becoming, Sharrona Pearl (May)
-- Makor Rishon, Tel Aviv, Omer Lachmanovitz (March 20)
2005 Sh’ma, Creating a Jewish Arts Community, Joshua Meyer (February)
2004 The Boston Metro, Divine Beauty, Michael Friedson (December 11)
-- The Jewish Press, Painting the Void: Joshua Meyer at Hebrew College Gallery, Menachem Wecker (October 22)
-- Roslindale + West Roxbury Transcript, Hebrew College Exhibit (October 7)
-- Brookline Tab, Art and Jewish Creation (September 16)
-- The Daily News Tribune (September 16)
-- The Daily News Tribune, Art, Judaism and creation talk at Hebrew College (September 13)
-- The Jewish Advocate, Hebrew College features artist Joshua Meyer (September 10)
-- Boston Globe, Artist finds his inspiration in the time before creation, Denise Taylor (August 26)
-- Boston Phoenix (August 20)
-- Artsmedia (Summer)
-- The Jewish Advocate, Giving a form to our world, Penny Schwartz (July 9)
-- Gleanings, Tohu vaVohu (July-August)
-- Boston Metro, Big fat Meyer (June 30)
-- The “Commanding Vision” of Joshua Meyer¸ syndicated in: Arlington Advocate, Beacon Villager, Beacon, Acton Edition, Belmont Citizen-Herald, Billerica Minuteman, Burlington Union, Chelmsford Independent, Concord Journal, Lexington Minuteman, Lincoln Journal, Tewksbury Advocate, Stoneham Sun, Westford Eagle, Wilmington Advocate, Winchester Star (June 24)
-- Newton Tab, New art exhibit on display at Hebrew College (June 23)
-- Catalogue, Tohu vaVohu: Hebrew College present paintings by Joshua Meyer, Hebrew College (June)
2003 MeltonArts.org, Tohu vaVohu and The Jewish Artist, Joshua Meyer (December)
-- The Joseph Slifka Center Calendar
-- The Yale Bulletin (March 7)
2002 GenerationJ, Mosaica: Grey, It’s the New Black, Jodi Werner (August)
2001 Catalogue, Joshua Meyer: Paintings (February)
2000 The Boston Phoenix, Christopher Millis (January 28)
-- The Boston Globe, Christine Temin (January 26)
-- Catalogue, Distinguishing/Distinguished Jewish, Louis Kaplan, Tufts University (December)
1999 The Sharon Advocate (October 15)
-- Art New England, Rich McKown (April)
-- The Cambridge Tab (January 4)

 

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