Jeffrey Meris is a Bahamian artist born in 1991 of Haitian native-ness, an oscillation that sets the axis for Meris’ research interest. Meris received an Associates of Art in Arts and Crafts from the College of The Bahamas and a B.F.A in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in May 2015 after being awarded the prestigious Harry C Moore Lyford Cay Foundation Art Scholarship in 2012 and subsequently in 2017. Meris is the recipient of 2010 Popopstudios Junior Residency Award, Temple University 2012 Scholar Award, winner of 2013 Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition, TEDx Nassau Presenter 2014, Guttenberg Arts Artist in Residence 2016 and Visual Arts Centre of New Jersey A.I.R 2017 among other accomplishments. Meris has shown locally and internationally in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Vienna, Leipzig and Port au Prince. Meris is an MFA Candidate (2019) in Visual Arts at Columbia University.
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