Jeffrey Meris is an artist born in 1991 whose work concerns the schism between his birthplace of Haiti and childhood home, the Bahamas. Meris received an A.A in Arts and Crafts from the College of The Bahamas and a B.F.A in Sculpture from Temple University in May 2015, after being awarded the prestigious Harry C Moore, Lyford Cay Foundation Art Scholarship in 2012. Meris is the recipient of Popopstudios Junior Residency Prize 2010, winner of Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition 2013, Guttenberg Arts Artist in Residence 2016, Halle 14 A.I.R 2017, among other accomplishments. Meris has exhibited and spoken in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vienna, Leipzig, Port au Prince and Nassau. Meris is an MFA Candidate (2019) in Visual Arts at Columbia University.
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