Jonathan Meyer was born in Santa Cruz, California in 1966. He studied Architecture and Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, graduating with Honours in Architecture in 1990.
After a summer travelling, he moved to London to work as an architect, having several small projects built. Between the years 1992 and 1994 he stepped up his interest in the art world and was apprenticed to the painter Philip Hughes and also worked on projects with Tom Phillips (A Humument: Variants and Variations).
Jonathan Meyer began working on his own paintings whilst teaching architectural design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Many of the ideas developed in the teaching work crossed over into studio production, and vice versa. Most notable was a year spent examining the relations between bird and animal migration in the natural world and the conventional understanding of boundary and territory in architecture. Subsequent topics developed through the following teaching years were camouflage, mimicry and evolutionary niche adaptation.
He left the Bartlett to become a full time painter in 1997 and his work continues to be informed by the natural sciences and their (sometimes very oblique) influences on and interactions with people, books, music, buildings, tourism, commerce, computers and popular culture.
He has had two one-man shows in London at the Beardsmore Gallery and has participated in many group shows and contemporary art fairs. He has work in private and corporate collections in the UK, France, USA and Australia. An exhibition of his work entitled Whiteout will be on show at Level Four in Brussels in November 2005.
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