Meyer Vaisman Venezuelan, b. 1960

Venezuelan, b. 1960


Since the mid-1980s, Meyer Vaisman has sought to create paintings without his hand or touch, and his earliest works employed mechanical techniques and commercial process inks. His work changed constantly – from ironic post-modernist paintings to taxidermied turkeys to a replica Venezuelan shanty filled with personal belongings from his childhood bedroom.

He founded the legendary artist-run gallery International With Monument in the East Village in 1984, showcasing the work of Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Ashley Bickerton, Sarah Charlesworth, Robert Smithson, and Peter Halley, among others.

Vaisman made his solo debut in 1986 at White Columns and was chosen to represent Venezuela in the 1995 Venice Biennale.