Meyer’s practice includes sculpture, photography, installation and film. Returning to her fine art practice after a career in advertising, her skills and knowledge in that sphere now inform her current practice. Exploring ideas around simulacra and the inherent deception of image manipulation, her work looks at our relationship with visual communication and objects both on and offline, and the way they infiltrate our consciousness and identity.
Sourcing pictures from internet searches, discarded print material and her own photographs, Meyer layers multiple motifs to create meaning poetically, activating the concealed agency held within them. The disparate subjects in Meyer’s work, force the viewer to decipher and make sense of the often ambiguous connections and narratives. The composition of the images has a painterly quality, but the work is firmly grounded in photographic/digital territory, with the tension between image and object at the foreground of ideas within the work.
A multidisciplinary award winning MA Fine Art graduate, Meyer has had work shown in both group and solo shows in museums and galleries.
“The contemporary gaze is filtered through algorithms and social media feeds containing artificial imagery that we have little control over. My work aims to disrupt these channels, through the appropriation, deconstruction and hybridisation of images and objects, to create new structures for seeing, questioning our increasing acceptance of this digitally manipulated world view.” Maria Meyer
2018 – 20 – MA Fine Art – Distinction (delayed due to pandemic) – The University of Hertfordshire.
1990 – 93 – BA Fine Art – Middlesex University
Exhibitions, residencies and awards:
2022 – Burness Gallery – (Solo Show) July 28th – Aug 25th
2022 – Omved Gardens – London – The Wild Collective – Video Piece ‘Phosphenes’ (Group Show) May 13th – 29th .
2022 – Departure Lounge Gallery – Luton. Wafted from Paradise, (Solo show) March 3rd – May 7th
2022 – Hertfordshire University – Artist talk as part of Digital Showcase Week. 22nd March.
2021 – Artist talk and presentation – part of residency at Bayfordbury Estate. Sept
2021 – Artist led workshop – ‘Herts Arts’ event at Herts Uni. Sept.
2021 – Broadway Gallery, Letchworth. Correspondence 01. (Group Show) Aug.
2021 – Phoenix Gallery, Exeter – Correspondence 01. (Group Show) Aug.
2021 – Digital Artist Residency – The University of Hertfordshire – June – August
2021 – Artist led workshop as part of residency at Bayfordbury Estate.
2021 – Broadway Gallery, Letchworth – Strange Strangers (Solo show) Jul – Aug.
2021 – Curators Choice Award – Bursary, mentoring and solo show Broadway Gallery.
2020 – Willesden Gallery, London – Insta Takeover (Solo).
2020 – Broadway Gallery, Letchworth – (Group Show)
2020 – Surface Gallery, Nottingham – ‘Mayday’. (Group show.)
2020 – St Albans Museum + Gallery – (Group Show)
2020 – Rhodes Gallery, Margate – ‘Women’s Work’ (Group show.)
2019 – Uppercase Gallery, University of Hertfordshire – (Group show.)
2019 – Masons Yard Gallery, Mayfair, London. – ‘a:tension’ – (Group show.)
2018 – Uppercase Gallery, University of Hertfordshire – (Group show.)