Joshua Meyer - Intervals, 2011 (detail) - Copyright Joshua Meyer

Joshua Meyer/ Joshua Meyer

United States 1974


Joshua Meyer
Joshua Meyer
United States

Joshua Meyer, born in 1974, is an American artist, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is known for his oil paintings of people, and for a searching process by which they emerge, trail off, wander, get lost, experiment and reemerge.

Art by Joshua Meyer

Joshua Meyer - Silencing Stories, 2013 - Parentheses, 2015
Joshua Meyer – Silencing Stories, 2013 / Parentheses, 2015

Joshua Meyer received his BA with Distinction in Art from Yale University, New Haven, CT in 1996, and has also studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel. He’s won several awards, amongst them Sustainable Arts Foundation Award in 2011 and Massachusetts Cultural Council Painting Fellowship in 2010.
All of Meyer’s work starts with a model in studio, and all are painted from life. Models are members of his family and his friends. The artist describes himself as a seeker, as he is not bothered with the thoughts of how will the painting look in the end, but rather is interested in exploration of paint during the process of painting.

Art by Joshua Meyer

Joshua Meyer - Hour of the Pearl, 2013 - Undergrowth, 2013
Joshua Meyer – Hour of the Pearl, 2013 / Undergrowth, 2013

Meyer is both burdened and relieved while he works, as the painting is making him search deep within himself, and also connecting him things greater than himself. It’s all about the relationship between the artist and a model, and between the painting and the viewer, as well. The paintings are a part of continuing line of artworks, but the difference in the work now and several years ago is noticeable. That’s because the artist himself is changing as all of his emotions, thoughts, hopes and fears are projected onto a canvas.

Art by Joshua Meyer

Joshua Meyer - On Balance, 2014 - detail
Joshua Meyer – On Balance, 2014 – detail

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Joshua Meyer lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Joshua MeyerUCLA Dortort Center, Los Angeles, CASolo
2014GlimpsesRice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MASolo
2013Rustle, Sparkle, Flutter, FloatDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2013PaintingsArgazzi Art, Lakeville, CTSolo
2012PausesRice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MASolo
2012New WorksPaul Scott Gallery, Scottsdale, AZGroup
2010Everything in BetweenDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2010IntermingleRice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MASolo
2010MCC Painting InvitationalCultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MAGroup
2009Scattered SyllablesDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2009Go Figure: Contemporary Interpretations of Figurative ArtSpruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GAGroup
2008Wandering and WonderingNesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MASolo
2008Inaugural exhibitionPaul Scott Gallery, Scottsdale, AZGroup
200835th Annual Juried CompetitionMasur Museum of Art, Monroe, LAGroup
2007Joshua MeyerLowe Gallery, Atlanta, GASolo
2007Joshua MeyerPhiladelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PASolo
2007Joshua MeyerLowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2007Joshua Meyer38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MASolo
2007UnknownSchiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MAGroup
2006BecomingThe Bronfman Center at NYU, New York, NYSolo
2006BecomingThe Joseph Slifka Center at Yale, New Haven, CTSolo
2006Faith Alive 2006UMass Boston Healey Library, Boston, MAGroup
2006EmptinessGallery 33, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2005Unknown38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MAGroup
2004Tohu vaVohuHebrew College, Goldman Gallery, Newton, MASolo
2004Joshua Meyer38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MASolo
2004Unknown38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MAGroup
2003Courting IncoherenceThe Joseph Slifka Center at Yale, New Haven, CTSolo
2003International ExhibitionSan Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CAGroup
2001Art as Prayer, Prayer as ArtJewish Community Center, New Haven, CTSolo
2001Joshua MeyerFront Street, Salem, MASolo
2001UnknownFront Street, Salem, MAGroup
2000Joshua MeyerFront Street, Salem, MASolo
2000UnknownFront Street, Salem, MAGroup
2000Select WorkBooth Contemporary Art, Wakefield, RIGroup
1999Joshua MeyerGallery 57, Cambridge, MASolo
1999UnknownGallery 57, Cambridge, MAGroup
1999Distinguishing/Distinguished JewishStarr Gallery, Newton, MAGroup
1999Biblical VisionsPerkins Gallery, Stoughton, MAGroup
1999Raw TalentBooth Contemporary Art, Wakefield, RIGroup
1996Joshua MeyerThe Joseph Slifka Center at Yale, New Haven, CTSolo
1996Thesis ExhibitionThe Little Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CTGroup
1995Bezalel Student ExhibitionJerusalem, IsraelGroup
1991UnknownNational Art League, Hartford, CTGroup