#SAVEARTSPACE: Meryl Meisler

June 1, 2015-June 28, 2015, All Day

Hosted by #SAVEARTSPACE at #SAVEARTSPACE: Meryl Meisler

Meryl Meisler photographed street life of Bushwick, using a point and shoot camera, while she was a public school art teacher in the neighborhood from 1981 – 1994. Her work is the most extensive know documentation of the neighborhood during a disparate decade.

Meryl has received fellowships and grants from New York Foundation from the Arts, The PuffinFoundation, Time Warner, Artists Space, C.E.T.A., the China Institute and the Japan Society.She has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Dia Center NYC, MASS MoCA, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art and in public spaces such as Grand Central Terminal, The South Street Seaport and throughout the NYC subway system. Her work is in the permanent collections of AT&T, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Brooklyn Historical Society, Library of Congress, Islip Art Museum, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Pfizer, Reuters, Columbia University, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and within artist books in the collections of Carnegie Mellon, Centre Georges Pompidou, Chrysler Museum, Metronome, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Meryl is the author of “A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick” (Bizarre Publishing 2014).

Her new book “Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City (Bizarre Publishing 2015) will launch with an exhibit by same name during BOS @ Black Box, BIZARRE BUSHWICK, 12 Jefferson St., Brooklyn

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