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Meryl Meisler Art

b. 1951

Meryl Meisler was born 1951 in the South Bronx and raised in North Massapequa, Long Island, New York. Inspired by photographers such as Diane Arbus and Jacques Henri Lartigue, as well as her dad, Jack, and grandfather, Murray Meisler, Meryl Meisler began photographing herself, family, and friends while enrolled in a photography class taught by Cavalliere Ketchum at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1975, Meisler returned to New York City and studied with Lisette Model, continuing to photograph her hometown and the city around her. After working as a freelance illustrator by day, Meisler frequented and photographed the infamous New York discos. As a 1978 C.E.T.A. Artist grant recipient, Meisler created a portfolio of photographs that explored her Jewish identity for the American Jewish Congress. After C.E.T.A., Meisler began a three decade career as a NYC Public School Art Teacher. Meisler has received fellowships, grants and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Light Work, YADDO, The Puffin Foundation, Time Warner, Artists Space, C.E.T.A., the China Institute and the Japan Society. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Dia Art Foundation, MASS MoCA, Islip Art Museum, Annenberg Space for Photography, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New-York Historical Society, Steven Kasher Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art and in public spaces including Grand Central Terminal, South Street Seaport, Photoville and throughout the New York City subway system.

Meisler’s work is in the permanent collections of the American Jewish Congress, ARTpool Budapest, AT&T, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Brooklyn Historical Society, Book Art Museum (Poland), Columbia University, Emory University, Islip Art Museum, the Library of Congress, Musée de la Poste Paris, Smithsonian Institute, University of Iowa, The Waskomium; and can be found in the artist book collections of Carnegie Mellon, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Chrysler Museum, the Museum of Modern Art NYC, Metronome Library and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Upon retiring from the New York City public schools, Meisler began releasing large bodies of previously unseen work. Her first monograph, A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (Bizarre, 2014), received international acclaim. The book juxtaposes her zenith of disco photos with images of the burned out yet beautiful neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn in the 1980s. Her second book, Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy ‘70s, Suburbia & The City (Bizarre, 2015), contrasts intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside New York City street and nightlife.

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Grace Jones in Hallway with JudiJupiter and Others on Opening Night Le Farfalle
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Grace Jones in Hallway with JudiJupiter and Others on Opening Night Le Farfalle, NY, NY June 17, 1978 Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso Gelatin silver print 20 x 16 inche...
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1970s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Silver Boots Stretched on Floor Studio 54, NY, NY June 1977
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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1970s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Two 4 One Muscles
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 17 x 22 inches, sheet size 12 x 18 inches, image size From the series "A Tale of Two Citie...
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Guys at Christopher Street Pier
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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Jive Guy on Williamsburg Subway
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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Dancing Hand to Crotch
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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Fix Bike, Citadel of Hope Palmetto Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 1982
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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1980s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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A Flower Outside CBGB OMFUG
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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Handshake
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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Five Fashionable Rejects (With JudiJupiter) Studio 54, NY, NY October 1978
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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1970s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Silver Gelatin

Women Embrace on Floor Near JudiJupiter’s Legs Les Mouches, NY, NY June 1978
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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1970s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Andy Warhol Smiling with Eyes Closed, Studio 54
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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1970s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Tasty Pretzel Bakeries Starr Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY October 1983
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Tasty Pretzel Bakeries Starr Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY October 1983 Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso Archival pigment print (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) 17 x 22 inches, ...
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1980s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Archival Pigment

Magnolia Tree
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Magnolia Tree Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY May 1983 Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso Archival pigment print (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) 17 x 22 inches, sheet 12 x 18...
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1980s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Guardian Angel in my Classroom IS 291, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY February 1983
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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1980s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Spring Snowstorm Through Classroom Window Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Spring Snowstorm Through Classroom Window Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY April 1982 Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso Archival pigment print (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) ...
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1980s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Twin Tutus
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
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1970s Other Art Style Meryl Meisler Art

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Silver Gelatin

Boy in a Tire
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 17 x 22 inches, sheet size 12 x 18 inches, image size From the series "A Tale of Two Citie...
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1980s Other Art Style Meryl Meisler Art

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Archival Pigment

DONT WALK
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 17 x 22 inches, sheet size 12 x 18 inches, image size From the series "A Tale of Two Citie...
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1980s Other Art Style Meryl Meisler Art

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Archival Pigment

Pink Twins
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 17 x 22 inches, sheet size 12 x 18 inches, image size From the series "A Tale of Two Citie...
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1980s Other Art Style Meryl Meisler Art

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Roller Skates
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 17 x 22 inches, sheet size 12 x 18 inches, image size From the series "A Tale of Two Citie...
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Grace Jones in Hallway with JudiJupiter and Others on Opening Night Le Farfalle
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Grace Jones in Hallway with JudiJupiter and Others on Opening Night Le Farfalle, NY, NY June 17, 1978 Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso Gelatin silver print 20 x 16 inche...
Category

1970s Contemporary Meryl Meisler Art

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Silver Gelatin

Jive Guy on Williamsburg Subway
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet size (Edition of 5 + 2 APs) 20 x 16 inches, sheet size (Edition of 5 + 2 APs) From the series...
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1970s Other Art Style Meryl Meisler Art

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The Village People Stepping Out of the Grand Ballroom
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet size (Edition of 5 + 2 APs) 20 x 16 inches, sheet size (Edition of 5 + 2 APs) From the series...
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1970s Other Art Style Meryl Meisler Art

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Silver Gelatin

Jive Guy on Williamsburg Subway
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet size (Edition of 5 + 2 APs) 20 x 16 inches, sheet size (Edition of 5 + 2 APs) From the series...
Category

1970s Other Art Style Meryl Meisler Art

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Silver Gelatin

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