My paintings are inspired by my background in fashion and textile design. My process begins with fabric experimentations, using various dyeing and staining techniques. The materials are draped and stitched to create a balance of tension and delicacy with a sculptural quality. In this series of paintings the materials guide my process, allowing the shape and texture of the dyed materials to evolve naturally while accentuating the inherent beauty of the linen.
Maureen Meyer (b. 1976, Nuremberg, Germany) received her degree in graphic design from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997. She has held design positions at Calvin Klein, Visionaire / V Magazine and co-founded the women’s clothing line Flowers of Romance in 2005. Her career in fashion and textile design has been an influence in her paintings. While studying at the Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY) in 2007, Maureen’s relationship and experimentation with indigo dye began.
Her work has been shown with Young Space at Standard Projects (Hortonville, WI), Alfa Gallery (Miami, FL), The Painting Center (New York, NY), Chesterfield Gallery (New York, NY), The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY) and NURTUREart (New York, NY). Maureen won the Art Slant prize where her work was shown at Aqua Art (Miami, FL) and has been featured in ArtMaze magazine. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.