Washington D.C., b.1968

linn meyers

Linn Meyers' works are physical manifestations of movement. Through repetitive sequences of dots and lines within close proximity, Meyers' works mimic the movement of time, of nature, and of space.

The basis of any image begins with a single point. A single point lacks meaning, but in relation and by association to another, it becomes a part of a collective—a line. In this way, Meyers’ process is an intuitive one. She constructs her image with a ‘matrix’ that serves as a basis for the structure of her image, which she then fills with corresponding dots and lines. The structure of her works is geometric and meditative, but the form of her image occurs organically and intuitively. Certainty exists in structure but uncertainty dwells within its forms.

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Biography

Linn Meyers' works are physical manifestations of movement. Through repetitive sequences of dots and lines within close proximity, Meyers' works mimic the movement of time, of nature, and of space.

The basis of any image begins with a single point. A single point lacks meaning, but in relation and by association to another, it becomes a part of a collective—a line. In this way, Meyers’ process is an intuitive one. She constructs her image with a ‘matrix’ that serves as a basis for the structure of her image, which she then fills with corresponding dots and lines. The structure of her works is geometric and meditative, but the form of her image occurs organically and intuitively. Certainty exists in structure but uncertainty dwells within its forms.

With every point, with every line she makes, she begins her process all over again. This accumulation of process is what creates the image. This recurrence is what gives dimensionality to her works, which then creates a physicality to a two-dimensional plane. Meyers’ works are inherently flat, as she often works on Mylar and panel, but through process she creates an illusion of depth. Meyers also constructs site-specific drawings, inducing works that immerse the viewers into her creations. The ephemeral nature of her site-specific drawings emphasizes the fleeting nature of all things, but also emphasizes process—the exploration of her ‘body through space.’

There is a subtly and ephemerality within her works that reveal and reflect the paradox of human existence. As no hands can mimic the perfect line or the perfect circle, the non-linear nature of her works lingers within the imperfections of human existence.

Born in 1968, Meyers earned her BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, NY, and later an MFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Meyers has shown her works internationally for more than twenty years, of which solo museum exhibitions include The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA., among others. Her works are included in the public collections of The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection Washington, D.C., The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and more.

Meyers currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Artworks

12

Untitled, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / Acrylic Flashe / Acrylic Ink / Acrylic Ink and Flashe on Panel / Acrylic on Panel / Acrylic Painting / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Bold Composition / Bright Colors / Contemporary American Art / Dark and Turbid Colors / Dots / Flashe / Gentle and Smooth Brushstrokes / Geometric Abstraction / Geometric Expression / Introspection/Meditation / Movement / Nature / Painting / Panel / Point / Line / Plane / Rhythmic Expression / Sensory Experience / Smooth and Flat Surface / Space/Spatiality / Time / United States / Washington D.C. / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1993

    MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • 1990

    BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Jason Haam, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2018

    The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

  • The Bowdoin Museum, Brunswick, ME

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Jason Haam, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2018

    Kuk Galerie, Conversations, Cologne, Germany

  • The Curator Gallery, Louder Than Bombs, NYC, NY

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Education

  • 1993

    MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • 1990

    BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Jason Haam, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2018

    The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

  • The Bowdoin Museum, Brunswick, ME

  • 2016

    The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

  • 2015

    Sandra Gering Inc. New York, NY

  • 2014

    Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

  • Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV

  • 2013

    Gering and Lopez, New York, NY

  • 2011

    The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • G Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

  • American University Museum at The Katsen Center, Washington, D.C.

  • 2010

    The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

  • 2009

    The University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  • 2007

    G Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

  • 2005

    Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

  • G Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

  • 2004

    Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • 2003

    Westmoreland Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

  • New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

  • Troyer Gallery, Washington, D.C.

  • 2002

    The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

  • George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2001

    Troyer Gallery, Washington, D.C.

  • 2000

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Jason Haam, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2018

    Kuk Galerie, Conversations, Cologne, Germany

  • The Curator Gallery, Louder Than Bombs, NYC, NY

  • The Bowdoin College Museum Of Art, Listening Glass, Brunswick, ME

  • Tamarind Institute, Variations in Print, Albuquerque, NM

  • 2017

    Workhouse Art Center, Women Now, Lorton, VA

  • Hibertraum, Triangulating Particulars, Berlin, Germany

  • 2016

    The Stamp Gallery, 10th Anniversary of the University of Maryland’s Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP), University of Maryland, MD

  • 2015

    The Phillips Collection, Intersections @ 5, Washington, D.C.

  • Gallery Joe, Bye Bye Old City: The Last Picture Show, Philadelphia, PA

  • Neptune Fine Art, The Language of Line, Washington, D.C.

  • Tray wick Gallery, Berkley, CA

  • 2014

    The Sheldon Museum, Dialogues: Recent Acquisitions of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

  • The Drawing Center, The Intuitionists, New York, NY

  • Arkansas Art Center, National Drawing Invitational, Little Rock, AR

  • 2013

    Gering + Lopez Gallery, Rhapsody, Linn Meyers and Elena del Rivero, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Tecoah Bruce Gallery, CCA, We’re Not All Here Because We’re Not All There, Oakland, CA

  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, Art on Paper: The 42nd Exhibition, Greensboro, NC

  • 2011

    The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Pressing Ideas, Washington, D.C.

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Multiplicity, Washington, D.C.

  • Paris Concret, Touch, Paris, France

  • Holly Johnson Gallery, Ink, Inc., Dallas, TX

  • 2010

    Gallery Joe, Prints By Gallery Artists, Philadelphia, PA

  • Irvine Contemporary, On/Off The Grid, Washington, D.C.

  • Gallery Joe, Very Very Large Drawings, Philadelphia, PA

  • University of New Mexico Art Museum, Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty, Albuquerque, NM

  • 2009

    Reyes + Davis, Fine Lines, Washington, D.C.

  • Morgan Lehman Gallery, Superfine, New York, NY

  • Margaret Thatcher Projects, Ink!, New York, NY

  • Gallery Joe, Curvalinear, Philadelphia, PA

  • Lyons Wier + Ortt, Marking Time, Works by Miriam Cabessa and Linn Meyers, New York, NY

  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, The Space Between, CA

  • 2008

    Bus-dori Project Space, Touch, Tokyo, Japan

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Print Exhibition, USA & Japan (traveling)

  • G Fine Art, Black, Washington, D.C.

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Washington, D.C.

  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Building a Legacy, Drawing, Omaha, NE

  • Gallery Joe, Ink!, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2007

    Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Etch-A-Sketch, The Drawing Show, Larchmont, NY

  • M.A.P., Between the Lines, Baltimore, MD

  • International Print Center, New Prints/Winter, New York, NY

  • American University Katzen Gallery, Made In America, 19th Print Biennial, Washington, D.C.

  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Re-Defined, Washington, D.C.

  • 2006

    Street Scenes, Art and Elements, Washington, D.C.

  • DEN Contemporary, Aligning with Abstract LA, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2005

    Gallery Joe, Full Circle, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2004

    Second Street Gallery, D.C. Now, Charlottesville, VA

  • 2003

    Margaret Thatcher Projects, Drawn, New York, NY

  • George Billis Gallery, Round, New York, NY

  • 2002

    Gallery Joe, 4 Drawing Artists, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2001

    The Mattress Factory, Gestures, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2000

    Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2000 Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Gallery Bershad, Modern/Modular, Somerville, MA

  • Three Rivers Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Lumenroom, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Bowman and Penelec Gallery, 8 Hour Drawings Part III, Meadville, PA

  • University Art Gallery, University of Ohio, 15xxx, Akron, OH

  • Carla Massoni Gallery, Art Making 2000, Chestertown, MD

Grants & Awards

  • 2019

    Artist Fellowship Award 2019, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.

  • 2018

    Tamerind Institute Artist in Residence, Albuquerque, NM

  • halley k harrisburg & michael rosenfeld Artist in Residence, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

  • 2017

    Artist Fellowship Award 2017, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.

  • Artist Honoree, Hirshhorn Museum Spring Gala, Washington, D.C.

  • 2016

    Artist in Residence, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland

  • Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award

  • Artist Fellowship Award 2016, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.

  • 2015

    Tamerind Institute Artist in Residence, Alburquerque, NM

  • Artist Fellowship Award 2015, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.

  • 2014

    Artist Fellowship Award 2014, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.

  • 2009

    Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

  • Artist in Residence, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, (Printmaking), San Jose, CA

  • Artist in Residence, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  • 2008

    Artist Fellowship Award 2008, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.

  • 2007

    Artist in Residence, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

  • Fifth Floor Foundation Grant, New York, NY

  • 2006

    Artist in Residence, The Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

  • 2005

    Small Projects Grant, D.C. Commission for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

  • 2004

    Fifth Floor Foundation Grant, New York, NY

  • 2003

    The Trawick Award, September, Washington, D.C.

  • 2002

    Visiting Artist, The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2001

    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

Collections

  • The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

  • New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

  • The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

  • The Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • Wynn Kramarsky, NYC

  • Arlington County, VA

Bibliography

  • 2019

    Cohen, Alina. (2019, Feb 19). Artsy, “These Women Artists are Transforming Gallery Walls with Incredible Murals”

  • Goodyear, Anne Collins, Walz, Jonathan Frederick. Co-published with Radius Books, The Columbus Museum, Jason Haam, “linn meyers: works 2004-2018”

  • Kaiser, Laura Fisher. (2018, Nov 6). Interior Design, “The Hirshhorn’s Famously Round Building is Shaping its Resurgence”

  • Mansky, Jackie. (2018, Dec 19). Smithsonian.com, “Museum Visitors Can Play This Wall Art Like an Instrument”

  • 2017

    (2017, Sept. 28). BBC News, “The Art Made to be Destroyed”

  • Jenkins, Mark. (2017, July 13). Washington Post, “One Year Later”

  • 2016

    Glusker, Anne. (2016, May 24). Smithsonian Magazine, “The Mesmerizing Results When a Museum Asks an Artist to Draw All Over its Walls”

  • Anderson, John. (2016, May 15). The Washington Times, “Hirshhorn Unveils a Wall of Meyers’ Artwork”

  • Munron, Cait. (2016, Mar. 8). Artnet.com, “10 Upcoming Shows by Groundbreaking Female Artists”

  • Capps, Kriston. (2016, Feb. 11). Washington Citypaper, “360-Degree Wall Drawing by D.C. Artist Linn Meyers”

  • 2015

    Peacock, Leslie Newell. (2015, July 15). Arkansas Times, “12th National Drawing Invitational: A Digital Preview”

  • Jenkins, Mark. (2015, May 29). The Washington Post, “From the Everyday to the Fantastical”

  • 2014

    Erhardt, Ursula. (2014, Apr. 26). Delmarva Now, “Blue Study Highlights the Beauty of Imperfection”

  • Wheelman, Dave. (2014, Mar.). The Talbot Spy, “Arts Snapshot: The Lines of Linn Meyers”

  • 2013

    Plagens, Peter. (2013, Aug. 31). The Wall Street Journal, “Narrow, and Very Wide, Range”

  • Crippen, Susie. (2013). Crippen, “Interview with Linn Meyers, Artist”

  • 2012

    Ellegood, Anne. (2012). G Fine Art, "Linn Meyers, Wall Drawings 2007-2011"

  • 2011

    Buckley, Annie. (2011, Oct.). ArtForum.com, “Linn Meyers at the Hammer Museum”

  • Cunard, Corinne. (2011, May 8). Daily Bruin, “Every Now. And Again.’ At the Hammer Museum”

  • Capps, Kriston. (2011, Mar. 11). The Washington Post, “Linn Meyers at G Fine Art”

  • Campallo, Lennox. (2011). Schiffer Publishing, “100 Artists of Washington, D.C.”

  • 2010

    Padua, Pat. (2010, July 30). D.C.ist.com, “Linn Meyers @ The Phillips Collection”

  • 2009

    O’Sullivan, Michael. (2009, Feb. 20). The Washington Post, “Artist Goes Flat Out to Draw the Viewer In”

  • 2008

    Cebulski, Frank. (2008, June 1). Artweek, “The Space Between at Sjica”

  • Mahoney, J.W. (2008, May 1). Art In America, “To a Different Drum”

  • 2007

    McNatt, Glenn. (2007, Jan. 27). The Baltimore Sun, “Drawing Values Meticulous Mark-Making”

  • McLead, Deborah. (2007, Jan. 24). Baltimore City Paper, “Interval Affairs”

  • 2005

    Lawrence, Sydney. (2005, Nov. 29). Artnet.com, “Capital Roundup”

  • Dawson, Jessica. (2005, Nov. 19). The Washington post, “A Bit of the Ocean…”

  • Wennerstrom, Nord. (2005, Nov. 7). Artforum, “Linn Meyers at G Fine Art”

  • Fallon, Roberta. (2005, June 8). Art on Paper, “Linn Meyers: Everything Matters”

  • Perry, Vicky. (2005). Artcritical.com, “Linn Meyers: Embracing the Unplanned Imperfect”

  • 2003

    Thomas, B. (2003, July 24). Provincetown Magazine, “Portrait of an Artist: Linn Meyers”

  • Karlins, N.F. (2003, June 1). Artnet.com, “Dotty”

  • Jacobson, Louis. (2003, May 16). Washington City Paper, “Linn Meyers”

  • Dawson, Jessica. (2003, May 15). The Washington Post, “Compulsively Quirky”

  • Thomas, Mary. (2003, Mar. 15). Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Meditative Markings”

  • Nichols, Matthew Guy. (2003, Feb. 1). Art in America “Linn Meyers at George Billis – New York”

  • 2002

    Sozanski, Edward. (2002, Nov. 29). The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Linn Meyers at Gallery Joe”

  • Frizzell, Deoborah. (2002, June 1). New York Arts, “Linn Meyers at George Billis Gallery”

  • 2001

    Jacobson, Louis. (2001, Sept. 21). Washington City Paper, “87,561 Strokes and Other Works”