ABOUT THE BOOK
Linn Meyers is best known for her intricate line-based paintings and drawings, and her large-scale installations. This book provides a comprehensive survey of site-specific wall drawings in museums and galleries since 2000, as well as the detailed preparatory drawings and plans created by the artist for these projects, plus recent paintings that inform, and are informed by, the site-specific works. Meyers’s large projects require a great deal of endurance and involve drawing in the gallery space over the course of days, sometimes weeks or months, accumulating lines into dense and intricate compositions. The scale of these projects allows Meyers to respond to the existing architectural features, magnifying the wholly committed performativity of her process. On Meyers’ exhibition for The Hammer Museum, Senior Curator Anne Ellegood wrote, “The sense of being present while viewing the work is also amplified at this larger scale, allowing viewers to experience the work not just visually but also physically. To see a wall drawing is to be surrounded by it and to feel oneself to be part of the work.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Linn Meyers (b. 1968) currently lives and works in Washington, DC. She earned her BFA at The Cooper Union, New York and MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Meyers has had solo shows at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC; Sandra Gering Inc, NYC; Gallery Joe, Philadelphia; The Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV, and The Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, among others. Meyers has also participated in group shows internationally including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, KUK Galerie, Cologne, Germany; Hilbert Raum, Berlin, Germany, and Paris Concret, Paris. She has received numerous awards including the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Artist-in-Residence at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Artist-in-Residence at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Artist-in-Residence at the Tamarind Institute, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Excellence in Drawing Award from The Cooper Union, Artist-in-Residence at the Bronx Council on the Arts, Artist-in- Residence at The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY; Artist-in-Residence at The Bemis Center for the Arts in Omaha, NE, and Artist-in-Residence at Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland.