linn meyers

b.1968, born and lives in Washington, D.C.

linn meyers makes meticulous drawings that hinge on the unique and imperfect quality of the hand-drawn line. She welcomes the slippage that occurs with the slightest involuntary movement of her body, and the delicate patterns that emerge over time. She works on a monumental scale when creating site-specific wall drawings, and on a more intimate scale when creating drawings and lithographs. Her work explores ideas of impermanence, as many of her labor-intensive wall drawings are ultimately painted over, leaving only the documentation and the memory of the work. In this way, meyers’ works on paper become even more central to her practice, as tangible works with permanence.

She received her MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Her work is represented in museum collections including the National Gallery of Art; National Museum of Women in the Arts; and Allentown Art Museum. She has created site-specific wall drawings at cultural institutions around the country, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Phillips Collection; Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden; the Columbus Museum; and most recently Bowdoin College Museum of Art.