Meris, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Meris (born 1991, Saint Louis du Nord, Haiti) is mixed media artist that works primarily in performance and insallation. Meris attended The College of The Bahamas where he received an Associates of Art in Arts and Crafts (2010) and went on to achieve B.F.A in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia (2015).  

In 2013, Meris won the coveted Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition, for which he developed the artwork Dis We Tea Party, a performance installation that saw Jeffrey make and exchange 40 teacups, over 40 conversations. The remnants of the  conversations were the participants personal teacup, which Meris exhibited in a cabinet in the Great House of The Central Bank of The Bahamas, which serves as the staff cafeteria.

Meris's work was selected for National Exhibition 7, at The National Gallery of The Bahamas (2014) and for Haitianary, The D'Aguilar Art Foundation (2015).  He was the recipient of the POPOPstudios ICVA Junior Residency award (2010), the Harry C Moore Lyford Cay Foundation Art Scholarship (2012) and Temple University Scholar Award (2012).