Jeffrey Meris is an artist born in 1991 whose work concerns the schism between his birthplace of Haiti and country of residence, the Bahamas. Meris earned an A.A in Arts and Crafts from the College of The Bahamas, a B.F.A in Sculpture from Temple University, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2019. Meris is the winner of Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition in 2013 and 2018 scholarship prize recipient, a two-time Harry C. Moore Lyford Cay Foundation Scholar and artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 2019 among other achievements. Meris has exhibited and spoken in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vienna, Leipzig, Port au Prince and Nassau.
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