Meryl Meisler "Skye Cleary on The Dance Floor, House of Yes, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, December 2023"

Meryl Meisler "Skye Cleary on The Dance Floor, House of Yes, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, December 2023"

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Meryl Meisler "Skye Cleary on The Dance Floor, House of Yes, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, December 2023" 2023

Photography, Edition 1: Silver Gelatin Print
Dimensions: 10in x 10in image on 11in x 14in paper
Limited Edition of 5 + 2AP
Edition 2:  Silver Gelatin Print
Dimensions: 13.5in x 13.5in image on 16in x 20in paper
Limited Edition of 5 + 2AP
Photographs hand printed by artist
Includes A Signed Certificate of Authenticity

Artwork Featured in "SKYE CLEARY NEVER GETS OLD" at The Untitled Space, March 2024

Meryl Meisler was born in 1951 in the South Bronx and raised in North Massapequa, Long Island, NY. Inspired by Diane Arbus, Jacques Henri Lartigue, her dad Jack, and grandfather Murray Meisler, Meryl began photographing herself, her family, and friends while enrolled in a photography class taught by Cavalliere Ketchum at The University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1975, Meryl returned to New York City and studied with Lisette Model, photographing her hometown and the city around her.  

After working as a freelance illustrator by day, Meryl frequented and photographed the infamous New York Discos. As a 1978 CETA Artist grant recipient, Meryl created a portfolio of photographs that explored Jewish Identity for the American Jewish Congress. After CETA, Meryl began a 3-decade career as an N.Y.C. Public School Art Teacher.

Meryl was honored with the 2021 Center for Photography at Woodstock Affinity Award. She is included in The Hundred Heroines – a celebration of Women in Photography. TIME includes her in their selection of women trailblazers in photography: The Unsung American Female Photographers of the Past Century.

Meryl has received fellowships, grants, and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Light Work, Y.A.D.D.O., V.C.C.A., Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Leonian Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, Time Warner, Artists Space, C.E.T.A., the China Institute, and the Japan Society.

Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, CLAMP, Dia Art Foundation, Everson Art Museum, MASS MoCA, Islip Art Museum, Griffin Museum, Annenberg Space for Photography, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York Historical Society, Steven Kasher Gallery, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Fotogalerie Friedrichshein (Berlin), Carole Lambert Presénte (Paris), Portraits Festival (Vichy) in public spaces including Grand Central Terminal, South Street Seaport, Photoville and throughout the N.Y.C. subway system. Her work is in the permanent collections of the American Jewish Congress, AT&T, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Brooklyn Historical Society, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Columbia University, Emory University, Islip Art Museum, LaGrange Art Museum, Library of Congress, New York Transit Museum, Pfizer, Reuters, and Smith College Museum of Art.

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