bio

bio

Jeffrey Meris (b. 1991, Haiti) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice engages with the relationship between materiality and larger cultural and social phenomenon. Working across sculpture, installation, performance, and drawing, Meris’s work considers ecology, embodiment and various lived experiences while healing deeply personal and historical wounds. Meris earned an AA in arts and crafts from the University of the Bahamas in 2012, a BFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art in 2015, and an MFA in visual arts from Columbia University in 2019. Meris has exhibited at Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2022); Lehman Maupin, New York (2022); James Cohan Gallery, New York (2021); White Columns, New York (2021); the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco (2020); Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany (2017); and the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, the D'Aguilar Art Foundation, and, Mestre Projects, all in Nassau, Bahamas (2012, 2017, 2021). Meris was a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture alum (2019); NXTHVN Studio Fellow, New Haven (2020); and Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program a.i.r, Brooklyn (2021). Jeffrey Meris is currently an artist in residence at Studio Museum in Harlem 2022-2023. Always Jeffrey never "Jeff."